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Home Inspections

It's not uncommon for a potential client to ask if I inspect for this or that. For some people it might be their first home buying experience and they wonder, what is a home inspection? So with that in mind I've made a list of some of the many thing's I do inspect.

Unlike most inspectors who only list the items that they find at fault. I list many of the homes components that I find no issues with. For example if an inspector finds nothing wrong with the hot water tank there will be nothing in the report concerning the hot water tank. This makes their report shorter, easier and less time to put together. I believe this kind of practice leaves the client dismayed and asking themselves, did they even look at the hot water tank? I go the extra mile and list many items in my report that I found no issues with indicating that the unit appeared to be in good condition and was operating properly at the time of the inspection.

This gives my clients the peace of mind knowing that I inspected every component in the home and what kind of condition it was in. It also helps them later on down the line if and when they want to get a home warranty on those units.

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  • roof, vents, flashings and trim;
  • gutters and downspouts;
  • skylight, chimney and other roof penetrations;
  • decks, stoops, porches, walkways and railings;
  • eaves, soffit and fascia;
  • grading and drainage;
  • basement, foundation and crawlspace;
  • water intrusion;
  • heating systems;
  • cooling systems;
  • main water shut-off valves;
  • water heating system;
  • interior plumbing fixtures and faucets;
  • sump pump drainage with accessible floats;
  • electrical service line and meter box;
  • main disconnect and service amperage;
  • electrical panels, breakers and fuses;
  • grounding and bonding;
  • GFCIs and AFCIs;
  • fireplace damper door and hearth;
  • insulation and ventilation;
  • garage doors, safety sensors and openers;
  • optional swimming pool and/or spa (additional cost)
  • and much more.

You can find a full Residential Standard of Practice followed by DMWebb here.

A sample home inspections report can also be found here