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A home inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of the readily accessible components of a home. In other words, we visually inspect what we can see and get to, and cannot disassemble anything. We perform the following inspection services:

**NEW** Pre-offer walk-through

With the high degree of competition in the housing market, we are providing pre-offer walk-throughs. This is a visual walk-through of the home lasting about 30 minutes. We’ll give you our verbal observations followed by a brief email summary. **Pre-offer walk-throughs cannot be booked online – please call or text to schedule.**

Click here to learn more about our Pre-Offer Walk-Through.

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Pre-Purchase inspection

When you’re buying a home, you’re also buying the problems that come with it. You might love the home and want to jump right in, but an inspection ensures that you’re not going in blind. We bring an unbiased perspective, and we’ll inspect the home according to a checklist of professional standards, using state-of-the-art tools and software. After that, you’ll get a report of any defects that we found. You may be able to negotiate a better price with this report. Purchasing a house is very overwhelming, but especially if you’ve never bought a home before. That’s why we are First-Time Homebuyer Friendly!

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Pre-Listing Inspection​​

A home inspection is most often done by a buyer, but you as the seller have a lot riding on this too. Don’t get caught by surprise if a seller’s inspector finds serious problems. You live in the home, so you know it very well. However, we’re trained to identify defects that you might not notice, and which might discourage a buyer. We respect your time and your property, and will treat it as our own. After correcting any defects, you can market the house as Move-In Certified, which can give buyers added confidence. Protect your investment, and maximize your sale price.

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Post-Purchase Inspection

Do you have buyer’s remorse? If you waived your inspection to get the house you wanted, it’s not too late to find the problems that need to be fixed. We’ll do the same detailed inspection, giving extra attention to issues that you’ve noticed since buying. As we always do, we’ll give you advice on how to deal with any defects that we find in the inspection.

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11th Month Warranty Inspection​

Most newly-built homes include a limited builder’s warranty. This typically lasts for a year, and covers specific problems due to faulty construction. We’ll diligently inspect the home and look for any items that need fixing before the warranty expires, so you can contact the builder in time to correct them.

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Home Maintenance Inspection​

A home maintenance inspection is like a doctor’s physical exam for your house. Small problems that may have gone unnoticed for years, like a small leak in the roof, could cause major, non-visible damage over time. Maintaining your investment is important, and you need to know what upkeep your particular house needs. We will inspect the home and property, report any problems that we find, and give you advice on maintenance.

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What Is included in a home inspection?

A home inspection is a visual, non-invasive examination of a home. Though there are parts of the house that cannot be checked, like plumbing and electrical in walls, we use state-of-the-art equipment and software to see and document as much as possible. 

All the inspections above follow this basic format, with some variation. We follow the InterNACHI Standards of Practice to give you the highest quality inspection.

Areas we inspect:

Roof

Roof-coverings, gutters and downspouts, flashing, vents, chimney; other visible roof components.

Exterior

Wall coverings, soffits, windows, doors, walkways & driveways, porches, railings, grounds; other visible components.

Foundation

The foundation, basement, crawlspace, and visible structural components.

Interior

Doors, windows; floors, walls, ceilings; steps, railings, other visible components.

Attic & Insulation

Insulation and ventilation in attics, crawlspaces & foundation; exhaust systems.​

Fireplace

Lintels; dampers, cleanouts, other accessible and visible parts of the fireplaces and chimneys.

Plumbing

Main water & fuel supply; water heaters, venting, fixtures, toilets, sinks, tubs, showers, drains, sump pumps.​

Electrical

Service entry, meter & panel, circuit breakers, grounding system, switches, outlets, other visible components.​

HVAC

Thermostat; ventilation fans; interior and exterior heating and cooling systems; other visible components.

What is not included in a home inspection?

A home inspection is not a complete technical inspection- it is a general visual assessment. A home inspection will not reveal every problem that exists, but only the defects able to be observed on the day of the inspection. A home inspection cannot predict any future conditions.

Some of the things that are not included in a home inspection are:

You get a detailed inspection report

After the inspection, we’ll give you an on-site summary of what we inspected and defects that we found. After that, we’ll send you a detailed digital report with high-resolution pictures, video, and clearly written explanations of what is wrong and why it’s a problem.

You’ll probably think of other things to ask after the inspection, so please contact us anytime if you have questions. When you’re buying, time is short when you’ve made an offer, and we want to be helpful to you in this often emotional and overwhelming experience.

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