What does a home inspection include?
The standard home inspector’s report will cover the condition of the home’s heating system; central air conditioning system (temperature permitting); interior plumbing and electrical systems; the roof, attic and visible insulation; walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors; the foundation, basement and structural components.
You want to get into your new house as fast as possible, and I don't want to hold you up. From the moment you contact me to the moment I give you your report, I keep that thought in mind. I'm usually 15 - 20 minutes early to every home inspection. If you have already signed the pre-inspection agreement, I will go ahead and get started. I'll send you the pre inspection agreement after we schedule the inspection. I will get your report to you no later than 24 hours after the inspection is over. I normally will have the inspection report to you the same day the inspection is done. If you are in any type of time crunch, please let me know, and I will attempt to accommodate you.
I inspect areas in the home that the average home owner rarely treads. These places tend to gather lots of personal belongings. Home inspectors are not allowed to move person belongings. To get the most out of your home inspection I suggest you ask the owner to make sure the following areas are clear. Attic access, water heater, break box and furnace. I have prepared a document that will help the owner prepare their house for a home inspection. Feel free to send this to your real estate agent and ask if they will pass it on.