Inspection Overview

A home cannot fail an inspection. A professional home inspection gives you an independent, unbiased view of any problems and their solutions, so that you will have all the facts you need to make a sound, informed decision.

Depending on the size and condition of the home, a thorough home inspection usually takes between two and a half and four hours. Ideally, you will accompany Dave during the consultation, so that you will have visual reinforcement of your written report.

Dave takes his inspection reports seriously. Every inspection is a complete and thorough analysis of all the major systems and components in the home. After the inspection, Dave is always available for questions or further consultation at anytime by phone, e-mail or even re-visiting the property as needed. Your full understanding of the report is essential to your home buying/selling endeavor.

A thorough home inspection will include the following:

  • Roof (shingles, flashings, chimneys, vents, trim and gutters, drip edges, skylights, downspouts, and other visible roof related items)
  • Attics (insulation, ventilation, rafters, joists and collar ties, trusses, wiring attachments, and other visible related items)
  • Plumbing and Fixtures (water pressure, water distribution system, hose bibs, sinks and faucets, bath/showers and toilets, sanitary system, and other plumbing system components)
  • Interior (floors and ceilings, walls, stairs (if applicable) and banisters, finishes, sinks, cabinets, shelving, built-in appliances, smoke detectors and safety-related items, and other visible interior-related components)
  • Heating and Cooling Systems (furnace, air cleaning parts, ductwork, air conditioner and lines, and other visible related HVAC components)
  • Exterior (siding materials, attachments, windows, doors, sashes and lintels, vents, entryways, and other visible exterior related components)
  • Basements, Crawl Spaces, and Foundation (insulation, ventilation, posts, vapor barriers, utility attachment, structural items, floors and walls, and columns)
  • Electrical Systems (service entry and clearances, service panel, switches and outlets, visible wiring and junction boxes, grounding system, and other related electrical components)
  • Environmental Issues
  • Decks and Porches
  • Fireplaces
  • Overall Structure
  • Seawalls
  • Pools & spas
  • Appliances

Thermal imaging:

  • Thermal cameras show what is hidden where no human eye can see. You see exactly where the problems are so you can focus on things like energy waste, moisture and electrical issues.
  • It’s the cost-effective and easy way to help save you money and expand your decision making information.