Inspection Overview

A home cannot fail an inspection. A professional home inspection gives you an independent, unbiased view of any problems and their solutions, so that you will have all the facts you need to make a sound, informed decision.

Depending on the size and condition of the home a thorough home inspection usually takes 2.5 to 3.5 hours. You are encouraged to accompany your inspector during the inspection so that you will have a visual reinforcement of your written report.

We take our inspection reports seriously. Every inspection is a complete and thorough analysis of all the major systems and components in the home. The report, delivered by email within two hours, includes a clear description of what we've found with any problem areas noted, so you can easily identify them. Our inspectors also provide a free telephone consultation after your inspection.

View a Sample Inspection Report (PDF)


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A Thorough Home Inspection Includes:

Roofs: Shingles, flashings, chimneys, vents, trim and gutters, drip edges, skylights, downspouts, and other visible roof-related items.

Plumbing & Fixtures: Water pressure, water distribution system, hose bibs, sinks and faucets, bath/showers and toilets, sanitary system, and other plumbing system components.

Heating & Cooling Systems: Furnace, air filters, duct work, air conditioner and lines, and other visible HVAC-related components.

Basements, Crawl Spaces & Foundations: Insulation, ventilation, posts, vapor barriers, utility attachment, structural items, floors and walls, and columns.

Attics: Insulation, ventilation, rafters, joists and collar ties, trusses, wiring attachments, and other visible, related items.

Interiors: Floors and ceilings, walls, stairs and banisters, finishes, sinks, cabinets, shelving, built-in appliances, smoke detectors and safety-related items, and other visible interior-related components.

Electrical Systems: Service entry and clearances, service panel, switches and outlets, visible wiring and junction boxes, grounding system, and other related electrical components.

Exteriors: Siding materials, attachments, windows, doors, sashes and lintels, vents, entryways, and other visible exterior related components.

Optional Inspections:

  • Radon Testing
  • Radon in Well Water Testing
  • Pool Inspections
  • Well Water Quality Testing

Our Services

  • Buyers' Inspections
  • Sellers' Inspections
  • New Construction Home Inspections
  • Termite Inspections
  • Radon Testing
  • Pool Inspections
  • Well Water Quality Testing
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