Services

 

Our Home Inspection is an analysis of home safety, structural and mechanical components, and health risks to you and your family. The inspection will provide you with a solid foundation of knowledge about your new home and an understanding of its components and systems as well as home maintenance tips and information to help you protect your investment and feel confident about your home purchase. The following items are included:

 

INTERIOR AREAS
 
ATTIC
Visible roof sheathing, ventilation, insulation and framing
HVAC SYSTEMS
Visible portion of heating systems and components
PLUMBING SYSTEMS
All visible fixtures, pipes and drains tested for operation
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
Outside entrance wiring, service panel, sub panels and visible wiring inspected with random testing of outlets, switches and lights
WALLS, FLOOR, WINDOWS, CEILINGS
General condition of each
STRUCTURES
Visible condition of foundation and evidence of moisture penetration

 

EXTERIOR AREAS
ROOF, CHIMNEY, FLASHING, VALLEYS
Evidence of water penetration, materials and condition
SIDING, TRIM, WINDOWS AND STORMS
General condition of each 
GUTTERS, DOWNSPOUTS
Overall condition, effects of dampness in basement and its ability to carry off rainwater
DRIVEWAYS, PATIOS, DECKS, PORCHES
General condition of each
HVAC SYSTEMS


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Ventilation Attic ventilation and insulation play an important role in moisture, condensation, roof life and so much more - truly a key factor in how your home is functioning.
Roof The type, style, layers, quality, installation and more are checked. A visual inspection of both the exterior roof and the attic area is performed.
Heating and Cooling Howard looks at the age, condition and safety of both the heating and cooling systems. In most cases, these are the most utilized appliances in the home. The wrong burn pattern and moisture production can cause premature heat exchanger failure and possibly carbon monoxide.
Structure Howard completes a visual inspection on the inside and outside of the structure from the attic to the foundation.
Drainage Inadequate or reversed drainage and grading cause most water problems. Proper gutters and downspouts are another important part of moisture control.
Electrical Howard checks double tapping, undersized wiring, open wiring, undersized services and more!
Plumbing Inadequate water flow, water pressure and drainage are just the start of the inspection.

 

Home Inspections DO NOT include hot tubs, swimming pools, underground sprinklers, alarm systems, wood burners, city sewers, or well and septic systems.