Our inspections adhere to the ASHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics (Standards of Practice) and will cover the following key areas:
Property Exterior - Asphalt surfaces, concrete and brick surfaces, retaining walls, lot grading and drainage, electrical outlets, exterior faucets, presence of things like a lawn sprinkler system but wont test it, exterior siding, trim and flashings, doors, windows, decks, patios, balconies, steps and staircases.
The Roof - How inspected, materials used, flashings, gutters, downspouts.
Attic - Access and location, insulation, ventilation, electrical, vents and ducting, presence of vermin.
Garage - Type, floor material, overhead doors and hardware, openers, fire door and service door, windows, walls, firewalls, electrical, stairs to attic if there is one, additional components like heaters.
Chimneys, Flues, Vents - Materials used, visible condition, flue, rain caps.
Structure - Foundation type, foundation walls, exterior framing, roof framing, roof sheathing, floors, columns, beams, storm drainage.
Basement - Stairs, floors, walls, and if necessary the finished product the same as the rest of the interior.
Plumbing - Water supply system, sewer, gas meter and piping, water lines, drain waste and vent pipes, storm water pumps, ejector pumps, plumbing components.
Water Heater - Location, type, supply, condition, age.
Electrical - Amperage and voltage, grounding, panel components, wiring, fusing, risk.
Heating - Type, energy source, general conditions, functioning, filters, distribution, ducting, humidifier.
AC Units - Type, energy source, condition, drainage, testing if conditions allow it.
Kitchen - Appliances, electrical, counter tops, faucets, disposal.
Bathrooms - Sinks, faucets, tubs, showers, toilets, condition, drains and water supply.
Interior - in addition to everything already mentioned, visual inspection of walls for cracks, or repairs needed, electrical outlets.