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 will take no more than four hours, usually between an hour and a half and three hours. Ideally, you will accompany your inspector during the consultation, so that you will have visual reinforcement of your written report.

I take my inspection reports seriously. Every inspection is a complete and thorough analysis of all the major systems and components in the home. The report includes a clear description of what I've found with any problem areas noted, so you can easily identify them. My inspectors also provide a free telephone consultation after your inspection.

A thorough home inspection will include the following:


  • shingles
  • flashings
  • chimneys
  • vents
  • trim and gutters
  • drip edges
  • skylights
  • downspouts
  • other visible roof related items


  • insulation
  • ventilation
  • rafters
  • joists and collar ties
  • trusses
  • wiring attachments
  • other visible related items

Plumbing and Fixtures

  • water pressure
  • water distribution system
  • hose bibs
  • sinks and faucets
  • bath/showers and toilets
  • sanitary system
  • other plumbing system components


  • floors and ceilings
  • walls
  • stairs (if applicable) and banisters
  • finishes
  • sinks
  • cabinets
  • shelving
  • built-in appliances
  • smoke detectors and safety-related items
  • and other visible interior-related components

Heating and Cooling Systems

  • furnace
  • air cleaning parts
  • ductwork
  • electronic monoxide testing
  • electric gas sniffer testing
  • air conditioner and lines
  • other visible related HVAC components

Electrical Systems

  • service entry and clearances
  • service panel
  • switches and outlets
  • visible wiring and junction boxes
  • grounding system
  • other related electrical components

Basements Crawl Spaces, and Foundation

  • insulation
  • ventilation
  • posts
  • vapor barriers
  • utility attachment
  • structural items
  • floors and walls
  • and columns


  • siding materials
  • attachments
  • windows
  • doors
  • sashes and lintels
  • vents
  • entryways
  • other visible exterior related components

Environmental Issues

Decks and Porches


Overall Structure

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