What I inspect
Inspection of your new property doesn't start when we meet at the house; it starts during our initial conversation. Obtaining as much information as possible about the home prior to the actual inspection helps both of us. The pre-inspection process is as follows coupled with the report generation:
· Information such as square footage, age of the structure, style of house, i.e. ranch, two or three story house, etc., beforehand improves the inspection.
· The process continues upon my arrival at the house about thirty- (30) minutes prior to the agreed upon time. Viewing the neighborhood, streets, surrounding area, and homes on that block can tell allot about your particular home purchase and the types of construction guidelines used when the house was constructed.
· When I return to the office I will prepare the final report then forward you, via email, a computerized printout of the inspection with the results and helpful information on the house. Which means, you will have the inspection report that day, normally within hours, in an easy to read format complete with pictures and suggestions.
I will conduct a thorough inspection of your home, inside and out.
As a NACHI-certified professional home inspector, I have the knowledge and expertise to provide you with a thorough and professional, non-intrusive, visual inspection of your home, from roof to foundation.
Outside the home, I will check the exterior walls, roof, driveway, deck, etc., then I will move inside to examine the walls, ceilings, floors, doors, and windows. The heating, air-conditioning, plumbing, and electrical systems will all be examined to ensure that they function as intended. Bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms receive a thorough check, along with the attic and basement or crawl space.
Here are some of the many items I'll be looking at during your home inspection:
- Foundation and support structure
- Roof systems
- Basement seepage
- Safety controls
- Water heater
- Electrical capacity & components
- Structural integrity
- Steps and stairs
- Heating system
- Central Air Conditioning system
- Walks and driveways
- Built-in appliances
- Plumbing system & fixtures
- Garages, Carports, Workshops or other external buildings
- Surface drainage
- Windows & doors
- Gutters & downspouts
- Sump pumps
I invite you to come along and watch as I inspect your home, and you are free to ask questions at any time during your home inspection. For more information on home inspections, please browse the rest of my web site, and be sure to check out the Homeowners Resources section under Links of Interest.
How long does the inspection take? A commonly used guideline for a 2000 square foot home is about 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Of course, different size homes have different time frames for completion. The guideline does not include the 30-minute time frame prior to the inspection or the report generation time.
Also available for insurance inspections in the above counties and Kenosha, Walworth, and Rock counties in Wisconsin.