August 10, 2015

Comprehensive Home Inspections

Your Comprehensive Home Inspection – What’s Included?


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  • The roof covering.
  • The gutters.
  • The downspouts.
  • The vents, flashings, skylights, chimney and other roof penetrations.
  • The general structure of the roof from the readily accessible panels, doors or stairs.


  • The flashing and trim.
  • Exterior doors.
  • Windows, storms, screens.
  • Decks.
  • Stoops, steps, stairs.
  • Porches, railings.
  • Eaves, soffits, fascias.
  • Siding and trim.
  • Grading.
  • Driveways, walkways and patios.
  • Vegetation, surface drainage and retaining walls when these are likely to adversely affect the building.

Basement, Foundation, Structure & Crawlspace

  • Foundation walls.
  • Floor Structure.
  • Support Beams, Posts.


  • The heating system.
  • Distribution system.
  • Energy source and heating method.
  • Operated using normal operating controls.


  • The central cooling equipment.
  • Energy source and cooling method.
  • Operated using normal operating controls.


  • Main water shut off valve.
  • Water heating system.
  • Toilets, tubs, showers, sinks, hose bibs.
  • Water pressure and drainage at fixtures.
  • Drain, waste and vent systems.
  • Visible fuel storage systems.
  • Drainage sump pumps.
  • Water supply, drain, waste and main fuel shut-off valves, as well as the location of the water main and main fuel shut-off valves.
  • Deficiencies in installation and identification of hot and cold faucets.
  • Repair mechanical drain-stops that are missing or do not operate if installed in sinks, lavatories and tubs.
  • Gas meter.
  • Gas Lines.


  • The service line.
  • The meter box.
  • The main disconnect.
  • Service amperage.
  • Panels, breakers and fuses.
  • The grounding.
  • The bonding.
  • Switches, receptacles, light fixtures, and ground circuit interrupters.
  • Wiring type.
  • GFCI receptacles and breakers.
  • Arc fault breakers.
  • The service entrance conductors and the condition of their sheathing.
  • Absence of smoke detectors.
  • Service entrance cables, drip loop, clearances.


  • Hearth and extensions.
  • Damper.
  • Blower.
  • Fuel type.
  • Flue.
  • Mantle.

Attic, Venilation & Insulation

  • Insulation in unfinished spaces.
  • Ventilation of attic spaces.
  • Mechanical ventilation systems.
  • Bathroom kitchen venting.

Doors, Windows & Interior

  • Doors and windows.
  • Walls, ceilings, steps, stairways, and railings.
  • Garage doors and garage door openers.
  • Overhead door safety reverse system.
  • Cabinets and counter tops.
  • Floors and trim.

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