What we insepct
The major systems
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Types of structures I inspect:
- House Inspections
- Condo Inspections
- Duplexe Inspections
- Apartment Inspections
- Manufactured Home Inspecitons
- Site Built Home Inspections
- Out building Inspections
the roof-covering materials; the gutters; the downspouts; 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 Inspections:
the foundation; the basement; the crawlspace; and structural components.
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; service-entrance conductors; 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.
Review our Standards of Practice at www.nachi.org/sop.htm