What Happens At A
It is important to make sure that your newest, biggest investment is going to meet all your expectations now as well as further down the road. When we inspect your home we are checking for any current concerns as well as things which may cause problems in the future.
We inspect the structure
Some structural deficiencies are obvious while others require more in depth detective work to uncover. There are often signs in one area of a house which actually point to the real issue, which may not be self evident, in another area. With our training and experience we are able to identify this and recommend a corrective action.
We inspect the roof
The roof covering, flashings, penetrations, fascia, eaves, gutters, and any other roof components are all visually inspected for condition and proper installation.
We inspect the electrical system
We will check that the visual components to the electrical system are all properly sized, report on their condition, identify wiring methods used, and any safety concerns.
We inspect the plumbing system
All visual components to the plumbing are inspected. From the distribution and drain lines, to the fixtures. We will check for leaks and that water flows as it should. We are also checking for pipes which may be stressed or could be problematic in the future.
We inspect the HVAC
The visual inspection of the HVAC system is to check for overall condition. It is tested by using the normal operating controls which the homeowner would use from day to day (such as a wall mounted thermostat).
We inspect the exterior
We will check that the exterior of the house is effectively weather tight. All visual areas water infiltration could exist will be inspected and the condition of the siding, windows, doors, flashings, and trim will be reported on.
We inspect the interior
While the interior inspection is mainly of the cosmetic condition, there are sometimes subtle hints which suggest there could be problems in other areas of the home (such as water infiltration behind a finished surface). Our attention to detail pays off in this regard, leaving you confident that nothing was missed during our inspection.
Sewer Scoping Available
Scoping the sewer drain consists of feeding a camera through the underground waste lines to search for possible blockages or damages to the pipe. Sewer scoping may reveal:
Cracked or damaged pipes
Clogs or areas subject to clogging in the future
Tree roots within the drain system