What We Look For During A Home Inspection
We understand that buying a home is a major purchase and that you want to be certain you‘re making an informed decision. To that end, our experienced home inspectors are trained to look for a wide range of issues that could be cause for concern.
Here are some of the things we look for during a home inspection:
One of the first things we look for is the structural integrity of the home. We inspect the walls, ceilings, floors, and door frames to ensure they are all properly aligned and that there is no evidence of water damage or warping. We check for any signs of wood rot, mold, or fungal growth and look for any other structural problems that may indicate a need for repairs.
Our inspectors also examine the home‘s electrical system. This includes inspecting the wiring and outlets, looking for any signs of damage or overexertion. We also look at the age of the system and make sure it meets current safety standards.
In addition to the electrical system, we inspect the home‘s plumbing system. We examine the pipes, faucets, and drains for any signs of damage, leakage, or corrosion. We also check for any unusual noises that could indicate a problem with the water pressure.
Heating and Cooling System
We also inspect the home‘s heating and cooling system. We check the age and condition of the system and look for any signs of wear and tear that could indicate a need for repair or replacement. We also look for any potential safety hazards, such as gas leaks or faulty wiring.
The foundation is one of the most important parts of any home, and our inspectors make sure it is in good condition. We examine the foundation for any signs of cracking or shifting and look for any water damage or other issues that could indicate a need for repairs.
We also inspect the roof of the home. We look for any signs of leaking, missing or broken tiles, or other damage that could indicate a need for repair. We also inspect the gutters and downspouts for any signs of clogging or other issues that could lead to water damage.
In addition to the interior of the home, we inspect the exterior as well. We look for any signs of damage to the siding, windows, and doors. We also check for any issues with the landscaping, such as overgrown trees or other plants that could cause damage.
Finally, we inspect for any safety hazards that could be present in the home. We look for any potential fire hazards, such as overloaded circuits or faulty wiring, as well as any potential trip and fall hazards. We also pay close attention to the home‘s carbon monoxide and smoke detectors to ensure they are in good working order.
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