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.

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 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.

A thorough home inspection will include the following:

~ Roof (shingles, flashings, chimneys, vents, gutters, downspouts and extensions, drip edges, skylights, and other visible roof related items, and always looking for leaks)

~ Attics (insulation, ventilation, rafters, joists and collar ties, trusses, wiring, vermin presence and any water stains, leaks or daylight and other visible related items)

~ Plumbing and Fixtures (water pressure, water supply and drain, hose bibs, sinks and faucets, tub and showers and toilets, water heater and other plumbing system components and always looking for leaks)

~ Interior (floors, ceilings, walls, stairs and rails, finishes/trim, cabinets, shelving, windows and safety-related items, and visible interior-related components, and always looking for water stains)

~ Heating and Cooling Systems (furnace inside unit, air conditioning outside unit, ductwork, air filters, return and supply registers, digital thermometer to check differential and other visible related HVAC components)

~ Electrical Systems (service entry wiring, service panel, switches and outlets, visible wiring and junction boxes, grounding system, smoke alarms and other related electrical components)

~ Basements, Crawl Spaces, and Foundation (insulation, ventilation, posts/ piers, vapor barriers, structural items, floors and walls, and vermin presence)

~ Fireplaces (Prefab and masonry fireplace inspections, firebox, smoke shelf and flue)

~ Exterior (cladding materials, windows, doors, flashing, vents, trim, and visible exterior components)

~ Decks and Porches (Supports, footings, pickets, stairs, attachments, guardrails)

~ Environmental Issues (Radon Testing, Lead Paint Testing and Molding Testing)

~ Kitchen (All appliances checked, cabinets, counters, plumbing and electrical reported)

~ Overall Structure (All visible components in attic, crawlspace , basement, slab)

~ Grading and Grounds (We inspect to insure you have proper slope away from the foundation)

~ Landscape (Trees , shrubbery and grass reported for dead or diseased and effecting property)

Learn more about the home inspection process with ASHI’s virtual home inspection tour.

To schedule your home inspection today, call us at (770) 368-8151.