What to Expect
What to expect from a home inspection.
A home inspection is a snapshot of the property. The home inspection is intended to assist in evaluation of the overall condition of the dwelling. Your home inspector is a generalist - will defer to a specialist as required.
What should be inspected?
Roof: general condition of roofing material
Exterior: siding, soffit, fascia, windows, doors, foundation, landscaping
Basement or crawlspace interior: cracks, water intrusion, floor joists
Electrical: service entrance, service panel, switches, outlets
Water heater: size and age
Furnace and air conditioner: sized properly, age, efficiency
Plumbing: supply lines, drain lines, leaks, sufficient pressure, serviceability
Attic: ventilation, insulation
Function of doors and windows
Safety equipment: fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, reversing sensors on garage doors
General condition: sloping floors, major cracks in walls or ceilings, age appropriate deterioration