Buying a home could be the largest investment you will ever make so it is understandable that you will want to learn as much as possible about the house before you buy it.
A Home Inspection is a visual inspection of the structure and components condition at the time the inspection was performed. The inspection is limited to the readily accessible and visible systems, equipment and components of the home.
Areas generally covered during a home inspection are the exterior grounds and drainage, basement or crawlspace, foundation, exterior finish and materials, interior finish and materials, roof systems, structural integrity, walkways and driveways, electrical service entrance, electrical capacity and components, plumbing system and fixtures, fireplace, chimney, heating stoves, safety controls, water heater, attic, ventilation, insulation, steps, stairs, railings, heating and central air conditioning systems, built-in appliances, garages, carports, windows and doors, gutters and downspouts, decks, patios, porches, stoops, sun rooms, and sump pumps.
The inspector will not dismantle or move equipment, systems, furniture, appliances, floor coverings, finished or fastened surfaces or components, personal property or other items to conduct this inspection or otherwise to expose concealed or inaccessible conditions.
The inspection will not include destructive testing of any kind.
The Home Inspection Report will provide you insight on the fitness of the home and possible future costs you may incur for the repair of such items. Digital photo's will be taken during the home inspection and will be included in the home inspection report. All reports are created in electronic format and can be supplied by email for a quicker response and/or be printed and sent via the US Postal Service.
What I will not do. I will not make any repairs, nor will I offer to do the repairs. To do so would be unethical and a conflict of interest.