How does a home inspection work?

Once you have made the smart decision to employ the services of an inspection FIRST home inspector, you can relax and leave the details to us. It is our business to assist you in evaluating your property and we will handle every aspect of the inspection process including:

  • Contacting the vendor or his agent to arrange the inspection.

  • Notifying you of our progress with inspection times.

  • Inviting you to attend the inspection with us.

  • Attending at the property and remaining there for as much time as required for us to carefully evaluate all aspects of the property.

This list of items included in the inspection include, but is not limited to:

  • Roof, vents, flashings, and trim.

  • Gutters and downspouts.

  • Skylight, chimney and other 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.

  • Main water shut off valves.

  • Water heating system.

  • Interior plumbing fixtures and faucets.

  • Drainage sump pumps with accessible floats.

  • Electrical: service lines, meter box, main disconnect and service amperage, Electrical panels, breakers and fuses. Grounding and bonding. GFCI's and AFCI's.

  • Fireplace damper door and hearth.

  • Insulation and ventilation.

  • Garage doors, safety sensors, and openers.

* Once the inspection is complete, your inspector will meet with you to review your personalized written, report. We will answer any questions that you may have. Your report will allow you to fully understand the condition of the property you are about to purchase as well as negotiate the best sale or purchase price with the vendor.