Typical Inspection

A typical full home inspection includes:

As an InterNACHI member I must adhere to InterNACHI’s Standards of Practice. This means I will attempt to inspect all of the following (when accessible):

  • Roof, vents, flashings, and trim,
  • Gutters and downspouts,
  • Skylight, chimney and other roof penetrations,
  • Decks, stoops, porches, walkways, and railings,
  • Eaves, soffit and fascia,
  • house searchGrading and drainage,
  • Basement, foundation and crawlspace,
  • Water penetration and foundation movement,
  • Heating systems,
  • Cooling systems,
  • Main water shut off valves,
  • 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 panels, breakers and fuses,
  • Grounding and bonding,
  • GFCIs and AFCIs,
  • Fireplace damper door and hearth,
  • Insulation and ventilation,
  • Garage doors, safety sensors, and openers,
  • FREE Crawl space,
  • FREE Thermal Imaging,
  • And much more…

Review the InterNACHI Standards of Practice for complete details and watch the InterNACHI “What Really Matters in a Home Inspection” video.

Underground sewer mains, septic system components, pool surfaces and equipment, radon presence, lead paint presence, mold presence, termite presence, water well components and water quality should be inspected by specifically licensed tradesmen.  See my professional references HERE.

Detached structures, lawn irrigation systems and fences are not part of the home and are excluded from the typical inspection.

To view a sample report, click HERE