What is a home inspection?
A home inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of a residential dwelling, which is designed to identify observed material defects within specific components of the home. It is intended to assist in the evaluation of the overall condition of the home. The inspection is based on observations of the visible and apparent condition of the structure and its components on the date of the inspection, and not the prediction of future condition.
Why should I get a home Inspection?
Having an impartial inspection by a trained professional removes the emotional excitement, which may cause you to overlook potential problems, or believe a small problem is worse than it appears and easily corrected.
Start Right Home Inspection Overview
Exterior and Grounds: curb, sidewalks, driveway and culvert – describe exterior wall covering(s) – siding, flashing, and trim
Utilities: location of electrical service – location of water & gas service meter – location of shutoff values
Roof: from a ladder, or if safety allows, will walk the roof, inspect: soffits, eaves, fascia, gutters roof penetrations and flashing chimney
Attic: insulation in unfinished spaces, type of insulation report on general absence of or lack of insulation, presence of attic ventilation
Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace: report observed indications of: water penetration – wood contact with soil – foundation movement
Interior: doors, windows, walls, wall switches, receptacles – floor covering
Service (electrical) panel: inspect electrical panel – inspect main disconnect – inspect breaker\fuse for proper wire sizing
Kitchen: doors & drawers, faucets, sink, disposal, dish washer, stove, exhaust fans\vents, receptacles
Bathrooms: cabinet doors and drawers, faucets, lavatory, toilets, tub and shower
Fireplace: describe fireplace, inspect damper and flue inspect surround, hearth extension
Heating: inspect furnace and identify manufacturer, model, serial number and capacity
Cooling: inspect A\C and identify manufacturer, model, serial number and capacity inspect refrigerant lines if accessible
Plumbing: verify the presence and identify the location of the interior main water shut-off, inspect water heater and identify manufacturer,
model, serial number and capacity operate
Inspection Report complies with the InterNational Association of Home Inspectors Standards of Practice available at www.nachi.org/sop.htm
Start Right Home Inspection’s report is room-by-room inspection with the summary grouped by utility.
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