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1-Year New Home Warranty


What Can A Home Inspection Do For Me

My Home Is Not Even A Year Old?


A home inspection is a professional, objective, visual examination of the condition of a home. Even if your home is new, a home inspection at this critical time in the life of your home is essential.  Now is the time to get your home inspected, before your home warranty expires.

Let me do an inspection, review all major elements of the home, and determine if there are any problems or deficiencies that need to be repaired or adjusted before that warranty expires.

This inspection can also be an excellent opportunity, if you desire, to allow me to teach you on aspects of your home that you may not have known or understood.  My goal is to provide the client with a better understanding of the physical condition of the home in order that they can make well-informed decisions. I will also keep my findings in perspective for the seller.   No home is perfect.  Every home will have some defects or deficiencies that a good inspector will find. 

After the inspection is completed, a written report will be prepared for the seller, documenting the results of the inspection, along with suggested repairs and safety hazards evident in the home.

The home inspection should not be confused with an appraisal, a municipal code inspection, an environmental audit, or a home owner's warranty.

A complete home inspection will cover all of the major systems of a house, including structure, exterior, roofing, electrical, heating, cooling, insulation, plumbing and interior.

      Below is a list of some of the many items I inspect during your home inspection

      (The list is not intended to be inclusive of all items inspected, but to give an example of some of the major items inspected)           

    Attics
     
    (insulation, ventilation, rafters, joists and collar ties, trusses, wiring attachments, and other visible related items)
    Basement, and Crawl Space
    (insulation, ventilation, posts, vapor barriers, utility attachment, structural items, floors and walls, and columns)
    Foundation and Support Structure
    (structural integrity, deterioration, adequacy of support structure)
    Fireplaces
    (flue vent operational, fire safety)
    Roof Systems
    (shingles, flashings, chimneys, vents, trim and gutters, drip edges, skylights, down spouts, and other visible roof related items)
    Basement Seepage
    Safety Controls
    (smoke alarms, trip hazards, window egress)
    Furnace and Heat Systems
    (furnace, air cleaning system)
    Water Heater
    (exhaust gas vent lines, pressure relief valve, leaks, safety strapping)
    Ventilation
    (adequate combustion air, exhaust fans, hole house fans)
    Interiors
     (floors and ceilings, walls, stairs (if applicable) and banisters, finishes, sinks, cabinets, shelving, built-in appliances, smoke detectors and safety-related items, and other visible interior-related components)
    Electrical Capacity & Components
    (service entry and clearances, service panel, switches and outlets, visible wiring and junction boxes, grounding system, and other related electrical components)  
    Structural Integrity
    (cracks, settling, soil upheaval)
    Steps and Stairs
    (railings, safety requirements, structural integrity)
    Heating System
    (ventilation, combustion chamber, air filtration, air flow)
    Central Air Conditioning System
    (
    ductwork, air conditioner and lines, and other visible related HVAC components)
    Walks and Driveways
    (siding materials, attachments, windows, doors, sashes and lintels, vents, entryways, and other visible exterior related components)
    Built-in Appliances
    (operation, water leakage, safety concerns)
    Plumbing System & Fixtures
    (water distribution system, hose bibs, sinks and faucets, bath/showers and toilets,  and other plumbing system components)
    Garages, Carports, Workshops or Other External Buildings
    Surface Drainage
    (proper exterior grading and water drainage)
    Windows & Doors
    (operation, fit, function, screens)
    Insulation
    Gutters & Down spouts
    (operation, proper drainage, configuration)
    Decks
    (structural integrity, safety items, moisture control)
    Sump Pumps

Sometimes clients like to review exactly what is and what is not inspected.  As a member of NACHI, the most predominate and prestigious home inspectors association in the US, I adhere to and utilize the Standards of Practice adopted and recommended by them.  This document will present in great detail exactly what is and what is not inspected by a Certified NACHI Home Inspector.   The button link below “Additional Information” will take you to that document where you can review exactly what NACHI recommends for a home inspection.
 

  • To review the fees associated with this inspection, please click the inspection fees link below
  • If you would like to make an appointment for an inspection, please click the appointment link below
  • If you have any questions or need to talk to me directly, clink the link below or e-mail me a note, and I will call you
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