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Inspection Report

My report will include a thorough examination of all the major systems within the home.

They include the following elements:

      • Foundation and support structure
      • Fireplaces
      • Roof systems
      • Basement seepage
      • Safety controls
      • Water heater
      • Ventilation
      • Electrical capacity & components
      • Structural integrity
      • Steps and stairs
      • Heating system
      • Central Air Conditioning system
      • Walks and driveways
      • Built-in appliances
      • Plumbing system & fixtures
      • Garages, Carports, Workshops or other external buildings
      • Surface drainage
      • Windows & doors
      • Insulation
      • Gutters & down spouts
      • Decks
      • Sump pumps
         

    B.  A detailed summary describing what will be inspected is listed below at this link  “Elements of an Inspection”.  Some our my customers want to know exactly what is has been defined and implemented as the STANDARDS OF PRACTICE as stated by NACHI (The National Association of Certified Home Inspectors). 

    C.  The report is written in easy to understand language and will be reviewed in detail with the client.  Just handing a report to a customer or giving them a link to the company web site where the report may be viewed or downloaded, and hoping or expecting them to understand what is contained is simply not good customer service. The inspection has very limited meaning if the customer cannot fully and completely understand the evaluation or their liability.  An example of my report is at this link Sample Report.

    D.  In an effort to help the home buyer more fully understand their future requirements or potential home expenditures; my report includes an extensive listing of government established life expectancies for all major appliances or elements of a home.  Based upon the age of the home and the inspector’s analysis and comments, the home owner may, to some degree, determine the remaining life expectancy of an item.  This is in no way meant to be exact or precise, but is given only as an additional aid to the home owner.

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REPORT EXAMPLE

(The sample report will illustrate the contents of a typical inspection report.  Several different inspections were used with actual pictures.  This was done in an effort to help illustrate the various types and styles of defects that can occur in homes.

DESCRIPTION
(Link to Individual Pages)

Letter of Introduction
Inspection Agreement
Contact Information


Inspection Pages

Cost Guide (1)
Cost Guide (2)
How Long Will It Last
Maintenance Tips
PB Tubing Warning
Household Hazards
Standards of Practice

      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

     

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