The purpose of a property inspection is to provide an independent, knowledgeable and unbiased overview of the condition of a property. We identify issues or conditions that may need to be corrected, what level of urgency and what level of expertise will be needed. This information will allow you to make the best decision on the potential investment.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The inspection should be viewed as an invaluable learning and discovery tool in regards to the overall property condition. It is highly encouraged that you are present, accompany us during the inspection, and ask questions during the inspection in order maximize your experience.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?
An inspection typically takes between 1 hour to 4 hours depending on the type of property, size of property, issues discovered and questions asked. Expect customized quotes for large multi-family and commercial properties. Expect to gain insight in how to correct any issues discovered maintenance and general energy conservation.
TYPICAL COMPONENTS INSPECTED
|Roofing: Roof Coverings, Flashings, Skylights, Chimneys, Roof Penetrations & Roof Drainage SystemsExterior: Wall Cladding Flashing & Trim, Doors, Windows, Decks, Balconies, Stoops, Steps, Areaways, Porches, Patio/Cover, Applicable Railings, Vegetation, Grading, Drainage, Driveways, Patio Floor, Walkways, Retaining Walls, Eaves, Soffits and Fascias
Garage: Garage Ceilings, Garage Walls (including firewall separation), Garage Floor, Garage Door, Occupant Door, Garage Door Operators
Interiors: Ceilings, Walls, Floors, Steps, Stairways, Balconies, Railings, Counters, Cabinets, Doors and Windows.
Structural Components: Foundations, Basement, Crawlspaces, Walls, Columns, Piers, Floors, Ceilings, Roof Structure and Attic
Plumbing System: Plumbing Drain, Waste Systems, Vent Systems, Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures, Hot Water Systems, Controls, Chimneys, Flues, Vents, Main Water Shut Off location, Fuel Storage, Fuel Distribution Systems & Main Shut Off location
|Electrical System: Service Entrance Conductors, Service & Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main & Distribution Panels, Branch Circuit Conductors, Overcurrent Devices, Connected Devices & Fixtures, Polarity & Grounding of Receptacles within 6 feet of Interior Plumbing Fixtures, Operation of GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupters), location of Main Distribution PanelHeating/Central Air Conditioning: Heating Equipment, Operating Controls, Automatic Safety Controls, Distribution Systems, Heat Source in each room, Chimneys, Flues, Vents, Fireplaces, Cooling & Air Handler Equipment
Insulation and Ventilation: Insulation in Attic, Vapor Retarders, Ventilation of Attic & Foundation Areas, Venting Systems(Kitchen, Baths & Laundry), Ventilation Fns
Built-In Kitchen Appliances: Dishwasher, Ranges/Ovens/Cook Tops, Range Hood, Trash Compactor, Food Waste Disposer and Microwave Cooking Equipment