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What is a General Home Inspection

 

Our standard home inspection is an evaluation of the visible and accessible interior and exterior structure, systems and components. Your report will include my findings of any material defects I discover in an easy-to-read format. We will also provide my recommendations for monitoring, repair or replacement. And our job isn’t finished until you understand everything in your report. 


For the Home Buyer A home is probably the largest purchase you'll ever make, so it's important to understand the condition of your investment. We will provide a non-invasive examination of the home’s accessible structure, systems and components. While a home inspection is not a prediction of future conditions, and cannot reveal every concern that exists (or ever could exist), it will significantly reduce your anxiety by arming you with the knowledge you need to make an informed home-buying decision.  


For the Home Seller Are you selling your home? Let THIS inspect it before you even list it. A Move-In Certified Seller Inspection alerts you to any defects or problems with your home so that you can address them before prospective buyers discover them. You can then take the time you need to obtain reasonable repair estimates. Show prospective buyers that you're dealing in good faith. Avoid 11th-hour negotiations and delays, and justify your full asking price by having your home pre-inspected now.  


 For the Real Estate Professional Your reputation is your most valuable asset. Your clients rely on you to guide them through a complicated and sometimes stressful process. Demonstrate to them that their trust in you is justified by referring them to me. As an InterNACHI® Certified Professional Inspectors®, our experience, training and professionalism will deliver the information your clients need. The best advertising is a happy client.  


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The General Home Inspection

How to Prepare for an Inspection

Prior to the inspection...

Prepare a list of questions or concerns about the property and provide them to the inspection company in advance. This will help ensure that such matters are addressed and that any special arrangements can be made if necessary.

Real estate agents should instruct sellers to ensure all areas are accessible to the inspector. For example, if the attic access is in a closet, all clothes and belongings should be removed from that closet.


During the inspection...

If you are a homebuyer, it is especially important to be present during the inspection. By accompanying the inspector, you will have the opportunity to:

  • See the condition of each key component throughout the house and property firsthand, helping give you a better understanding of the home and of the resulting inspection report.
  • Help ease any concerns about findings which may seem distressing on paper but are in fact superficial. For example, the inspector might explain that inexpensive lubricant can quiet an alarming appliance noise, that an unsightly column needs only a coat of paint, or that the problem causing a water spot has previously been corrected.
  • Save time and avoid frustration by learning about the operation of your new home. You may find out how the heating system works, how to light pilot lights, how to turn on various appliances and components, and where shut-offs are. The inspector can also point out maintenance needs and procedures, and explain how and when to check items that need periodic monitoring.
  • Have all of your questions and concerns addressed immediately as they arise.

After the inspection...

Read your home inspection report thoroughly. If you have concerns or need clarification -- no matter how minor the issue -- please do not hesitate to call your home inspector. The Home Inspection Squad is always willing to help put your mind at ease.

Whether or not you choose The Home Inspection Squad to perform your inspection, please be sure to use a qualified, trained professional to inspect your home. A home purchase is an investment of a lifetime and you deserve confidence in your financial decision.

What a THIS General Residential Inspection includes

  • ROOFING. Roof coverings, drainage systems, flashings and skylights, chimneys and other roof penetrations.
  • STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS. Foundations, grading and drainage, basements, crawlspaces, walkways, patios, decks, floors, walls, and ceiling structures.
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS. Service entrance and panels, branch circuits, connected devices and fixtures, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and make sure your outlets are GFCI-protected.
  • PLUMBING. Fixtures and faucets, water supply systems, drain, waste and vent systems, water heater, vents, flues and chimneys, and sump pumps or fuel storage and distribution systems.
  • HEATING, VENTILATION AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS. Heating and cooling equipment, ducts, vents and flues.
  • APPLIANCES. Dishwasher, garbage disposal, range hood, range or oven, cooktop, microwave, trash compactor, bathroom exhaust fans, garage door operator, and other built-in appliances.  We also perform an appliance re-call check on each built-in appliance.

Post Inspection

 After we complete our inspection, if you are present, our inspectors sit down with you and your agent to discuss our findings.  We show you pictures of material defects that pose safety hazards and point out  issues of deferred maintenance that we recommend be corrected.  Within 24 hours of completing our inspection, you will receive a detailed, easy-to-read inspection report in HTML and/or PDF format.  From that report, you will be able to see the items we discussed earlier, with images for reference.
 

About Us

OUR INSPECTORS ARE LICENSED AND CERTIFIED BY THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS

 INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CERTIFIED HOME INSPECTORS.  InterNACHI, the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, is the world’s largest inspection trade association. Based in the United States, InterNACHI operates in 65 different countries and nine languages. InterNACHI is the inspection industry’s largest provider of education and training.  InterNACHI has been awarded more than 1,400 governmental approvals and accreditations.  All of our inspectors are certified by InterNACHI. 

Why Hire an InterNACHI® Certified Professional Inspector®?

 InterNACHI® inspectors are trained and certified by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, the world’s largest association of residential and commercial property inspectors. InterNACHI® provides its members with accredited training and education, free benefits, expert advice, and peer support—all to help them serve their homeowner-clients with the highest-quality inspections for their largest investments.  


As InterNACHI® Certified Professional Inspectors®: 

  • We're required to stay up to date with the industry’s most rigorous Continuing Education through online, video and live training courses, which have been awarded more than 1,400 approvals and accreditations by governmental and other agencies; 
  • We adhere to a comprehensive Standards of Practice to ensure that you receive a detailed and accurate home inspection;
  • We abide by a strict Code of Ethics, which puts our clients first and protects their rights as consumers; and 
  • We use state-of-the-art inspection tools and reporting software so that our clients can make informed decisions about the homes they want to buy or sell.