Types of Structures we inspect
Inspections of many different types of real estate structures and properties.
Types of structures we inspect:
Manufactured Home Inspecitons
Site Built Home Inspections
Out building Inspections
the roof-covering materials;
the vents, flashing, skylights, chimney and other roof penetrations; and
the general structure of the roof from the readily accessible panels, doors or stairs.
the exterior wall-covering material, flashing and trim;
all exterior doors;
stairs, steps, stoops, stairways and ramps;
porches, decks and balconies;
railings, guards and handrails;
the eaves, soffits and fascia;
a representative number of windows; and
vegetation, surface drainage, retaining walls and grading of the property,
when they may adversely affect the structure due to moisture intrusion.
Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace & Structure
the crawlspace; and
the heating system, using normal operating controls;
the heating method; and
the energy source.
the central cooling equipment using normal operating controls; and
the cooling method.
the main water shut-off valve;
the water heating equipment, including the energy source, venting connections, temperature/pressure-relief (TPR) valves,
Watts 210 valves, and seismic bracing;
interior water supply, including all fixtures and faucets, by running the water;
all toilets for proper operation by flushing;
all sinks, tubs and showers for functional drainage;
the drain, waste and vent system; and
drainage sump pumps, and operate pumps with accessible floats.
the service drop;
the overhead service conductors and attachment point;
the service head, gooseneck and drip loops;
the service mast, service conduit and raceway;
the electric meter and base;
the main service disconnect;
panel boards and over-current protection devices (circuit breakers and fuses);
service grounding and bonding;
a representative number of switches, lighting fixtures and receptacles,
including receptacles observed and deemed to be arc-fault circuit interrupter
(AFCI)-protected using the AFCI test button, where possible;
all ground-fault circuit interrupter receptacles and circuit breakers observed and deemed to be GFCIs
using a GFCI tester, where possible; and
for the general absence of smoke or carbon-monoxide detectors.
readily accessible and visible portions of the fireplaces and chimneys;
lintels above fireplace openings;
damper doors by opening and closing them, if readily accessible and manually operable; and
cleanout doors and frames.
Attic, Insulation & Ventilation Inspecitons:
insulation in unfinished spaces:
ventilation of unfinished spaces, including attics, crawlspaces and foundation areas; and
mechanical exhaust systems in the kitchen, bathrooms and laundry area.
Doors, Windows & Interior Inspections:
a representative number of doors and windows by opening and closing them;
floors, walls and ceilings;
stairs, steps, landings, stairways and ramps;
railings, guards and handrails; and
garage vehicle doors and the operation of garage vehicle door openers, using normal operating controls.