We take our inspection reports seriously. Every inspection is a complete and thorough analysis of all the major systems and components in the home. The report includes a clear description of what we’ve found with any problem areas noted, so you can easily identify them. We also provide free telephone consultation for as long as you own your home. A home cannot fail an inspection. A professional home inspection gives you an independent, unbiased view of any issues so that you will have all the facts you need to make a sound, informed decision.
Our reports are computer-generated and narrative, include numerous color photos, summary page(s), and are customized to your home. Our reports is more than a report, it is a property profile. The report findings with photos will be emailed as a PDF file.
No house is perfect. Even the best built and best maintained homes will always have a few items in less than perfect condition. Below are some of the items we most commonly find when inspecting a home:
Roofing – Problems with roofing material are the single most common defect we find. Usually it doesn’t mean the roof needs to be replaced, but that it is in need of maintenance or repair.
Ceiling stains – Caused by past or present leaks, ceiling stains are very common. It can be difficult to tell whether the stains are from leaks still present, or were caused by leaks which have since been repaired. Sometimes these are concealed with paint.
Electrical hazards – Most common in older homes, but often found in newer homes as well. Electrical hazards come in many forms, from ungrounded outlets to wiring done incorrectly by the homeowner.
Rotted wood – Caused by being wet for extended periods of time, most commonly found around tubs, showers and toilets inside, or roof eaves and trim outside. Many times, this is concealed with a recent coat of paint and may not be identified.
Water heater installations – Many water heaters are not installed in full compliance with local plumbing standards.
Gas furnace – Most gas furnaces seem to be in need of routine maintenance such as new filters or gas company certification at the least. Many have other issues such as faulty operation or inadequate fire clearance as well.
Plumbing defects – Plumbing issues commonly found include dripping faucets, leaking fixtures, slow drains etc… Even in brand new homes, it is common to identify minor plumbing defects.