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What A Typical Home Inspection Covers?

A home inspection is a non-invasive, visual inspection of everything that’s accessible. The main idea is to identify significant defects that may affect the safety or performance of the home. My inspections also include advice about how to care for your home and get the most from it. Here are systems I will inspect;


  • Roofs, gutters, and roof penetrations
  • Decks, stoops, porches, walkways, and railings
  • Eaves, soffit and fascia
  • Grading and drainage
  • Basement, foundation and crawlspace
  • Water penetration and foundation movement
  • Heating systems
  • Cooling systems
  • Gas shutoff 
  • 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
  • Countertops and cabinets
  • Fireplace damper door and hearth
  • Insulation and ventilation
  • Garage doors, safety sensors, openers and heaters
  • Pool and spas using opertaing controls
  • Sauna and tanning rooms using operating controls