Home Inspection

A home inspection is a performance based, non-invasive examination of the condition of a property, often done in connection with the sale or purchase of a home. The home inspection process includes a detailed on site analysis and comprehensive written report. View a sample inspection report.

A home inspector should take the time and care to thoroughly examine and evaluate all aspects of the home, its major components and systems. Home inspections are usually conducted by a home inspector who has proper training and certification to perform such inspections.

Home inspections are done in accordance with National and International standards of practice.

A home inspection includes a look at the following:
  • roof, vents, flashings and trim;
  • gutters and downspouts;
  • skylight, chimney, and other roof penetrations;
  • decks, stoops, porches, walkways and railings;
  • eaves, soffits and fascia;
  • grading and drainage;
  • basement, foundation and crawlspace;
  • water penetration and foundation movement;
  • heating system;
  • cooling system;
  • main water shut-off valve;
  • water heating system;
  • interior plumbing fixtures and faucets;
  • drainage sump pumps with accessible floats;
  • electrical service line and meter box;
  • main disconnect and service amperage;
  • electrical panel(s), breakers and fuses;
  • grounding and bonding;
  • GFCIs and AFCIs;
  • fireplace damper door and hearth;
  • insulation and ventilation;
  • garage doors, safety sensors and openers;
  • and much more.