What Does a Full Inspection Include?

Many buyers think its easy to look at a house and know if it is a good buy or not.  Sometimes they are right, but other times emotional factors can get in the way.  We fall in love with the location, the view, or high ceilings and hardwood floors, but when the honeymoon is over we start to notice many other things that we wish we had seen.
We thoroughly examine a wide variety of systems and parts to give you the best information possible to make your decision and negotiate effectively.  That's why our full inspections include:

    • 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 crawl-space
    • Water penetration and foundation movement
    • Heating systems
    • Cooling systems
    • Main water shut off valves
    • Water heating system
    • Interior plumbing fixtures and faucets
    • Drainage sump pumps with accessible floats
    • Electrical service line and meter box
    • Main disconnect and service amperage
    • Electrical panels, breakers and fuses
    • Grounding and bonding
    • GFCIs and AFCI's
    • Fireplace damper door and hearth
    • Insulation and ventilation
    • Garage doors, safety sensors, and opener


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