By definition, a Home Inspection is a visual, non-invasive examination of the major components of a house that are easily accessible.
We don't think that's good enough.
We think a home inspection should examine all components of a home, large and small, easy to get to, and not so easy to get to.
That's why we inspect...
Shingles, flashing, chimneys, vents, trim and gutters, drip edges, skylights, downspouts, and other visible, accessible roof related items
Water Pressure, water distribution systems, hose bibs, sinks and faucets, baths/showers and toilets, whirlpools, sump pumps, and other plumbing components
Heating and Cooling
Furnace, air conditioner, air handlers, heat pumps, ductwork, whole house fans, ceiling fans, window units, non-bonded gas lines, and other HVAC components
Basement walls, crawlspace, insulation, ventilation, posts, columns, beams, floor joist, moisture, mildew, and other foundation related items
Decks & Porches
Joist hangers, lag bolts, ledger boards, wood rot, cracks, voids, loose handrails, lack of stringers, and other deck related items
Insulation, ventilation, rafters, joists, collar ties, trusses, soffit baffles, water penetration, warped sheathing, and other attic related items
Floors, ceilings, walls, windows, doors, locks, stairs, banisters, cabinets, shelving, build-in appliances, free standing appliances, and other interior related components
Service entry and clearances, service panel, switches, outlets, lights and light fixtures, visible wiring and junction boxes, grounding system, and other related
Siding, wood rot, stucco cracking, windows, doors, soffits, fascia, lot drainage, driveways, walkways, landscaping, porches, patios, fencing and other related exterior items
Damper, copper gas lines, gaps in firebricks, cracks in firebox, presence of glass doors, mesh screens and other fireplace related items