As a Union trained Carpenter with 30+ years experience i go above and beyond the rest. Roof to foundation and everything in between my residential home inspection consists of the following areas of the home being inspected:
An examination of the exterior part of the house allows the home inspector to know what areas need to be covered to prevent water seepage. The garage door is checked for any damages; along with the glass windows for any broken seals, steps, decking, foundation for any deficiencies.
This is the major component as a home inspector that I look for. I check foundations, attic spaces, or any water leaks and floor cracks. Walls are also checked for molds or leakage.
The roof should be closely examined for loose tiles and shingles, together with the flashing for any signs of tightness. Any tree limbs that can serve as pathways for rodents are also checked along with gutter debris. Skylights and chimneys are also examined for proper sealants, and drains checked for tight connections to the house.
Electrical components are also checked to make sure that they are functioning well, and for safety purposes.
There is a necessity to test the home’s piping system like drains, vents, and waste systems. As a home inspector I also examine the water entry and exit systems, Interior fuel and water distributors, and the sump pump.
I check the entire air conditioning and heating system to know if these are working efficiently. The filters are also examined for accumulation of dirt and other unwanted residue. Supply pipes, chimneys, chimney frames are also examined for any cases of corrosion, accumulation, or damages.
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