Getting a quote and/or booking your inspection
- Questions? Would you like a quote? Contact us for a no-obligation consultation!
- Fill out the contact/quote form, call, or email to schedule your inspection. You may also book your inspection online now!
- Once scheduled, you will receive an email with a link to review and digitally sign your inspection agreement and confirm your inspection appointment. (The agreement must be agreed to and signed prior to the inspection)
- Payment can be made prior to or at the time of inspection. Check or Credit Card are preferred; Cash is accepted in exact amount due.
What to expect
If possible, we recommend you attend the home inspection.
- Dress comfortably; most inspections take 2 1/2 to 3 hours to complete, larger homes may take longer.
- Feel free to follow along with the inspector and ask questions. The inspector will document and show you anything found, and may offer additional details or describe options for addressing an issue.
- Anything noteworthy will be included in the report, but feel free to take your own notes if you wish.
- The inspector will NOT make a recommendation on whether or not to purchase a home. The inspector's job is to identify defects, safety concerns, and other issues that could affect the condition of the home or your ability to occupy it; then report those findings to the client(s) and their realtor(s) so they may make well informed decisions.
- See below for a glimpse of what the inspection entails; you can click the link below for a full copy of the Standards of Practice.
After Your Inspection
What happens now?
- The inspector will compile a report, often within a few hours.
- You will receive an email with your report attached in .pdf format. Click this link to see a SampleReport.
- Your email will also include the option to create a free "Action List;" using the items identified in the report, you can select which items to identify that you'd like the seller(s) to address, add your own notes or comments, and then provide the Action List directly to the seller(s) or agent(s). This free feature helps to simplify and speed up the process of removing the home inspection addendum from the real estate contract.
- If you have any questions, feel free to contact us!
- We strongly recommend reviewing the report and findings with your realtor.
- Remember, no home is perfect; deferred maintenance and minor imperfections are common; all homes require regular maintenance and care.
- Any major defects or safety concerns should not ruin your deal. Consult with your realtor, and decide on a course of action. You always have options.
All residential home inspections are performed in accordance with the InterNACHI Residential Standards of Practice. A brief synopsis of inspected components is below:
- Interior & Exterior Walls, Windows, and Doors
- a representative number of doors and windows by opening and closing them;
- floors, walls and ceilings;
- stairs, steps, landings, stairways and ramps;
- railings, guards and handrails;
- garage vehicle doors and the operation of garage vehicle door openers, and;
- vegetation, surface drainage, retaining walls and grading.
- the heating and cooling systems, using normal operating controls.
- Basement / Crawlspace
- the foundation;
- the basement;
- the crawlspace; and
- structural components.
- Fireplaces & Chimneys
- readily accessible and visible portions of the fireplaces and chimneys;
- lintels above the fireplace openings;
- damper doors, if readily accessible and manually operable; and
- cleanout doors and frames
- Roof & Attic
- the roof-covering materials;
- the gutters and downspouts;
- the vents, flashing, skylights, chimney, and other roof penetrations; and
- the general structure from readily accessible panels, doors or stairs.
- insulation and vetilation in unfinished spaces.
- mechanical exhaust systems.
- the service drop, conductors and attachment point;
- the service head, gooseneck and drip loops;
- the electric meter and base;
- the main service disconnect;
- panelboards and over-current protection devices (circuit breakers and fuses);
- service grounding and bonding;
- a representative number of switches, lighting fixtures and receptacles,where possible;
- smoke and carbon-monoxide detectors.
- shut-off valves;
- the water heating equipment, energy source, venting, temperature/pressure-relief (TPR) valves;
- interior water supply, including all fixtures and faucets;
- all toilets for proper operation by flushing;
- all sinks, tubs and showers for functional drainage;
- the drain, waste and vent system; and
- drainage sump pumps with accessible floats.