Home Inspections

Ventilation Inspections

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Ventilation Inspection Standards The inspector should: • inspect ventilation of attics and foundation areas • inspect kitchen, bathroom, laundry and similar exhaust systems • inspect clothes dryer exhaust system Checklist of common Ventilation Issues  Bath fans venting into the attic or crawl space  Dryer vent hoods and ducts that are clogged with lint […]

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Insulation Inspections

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Insulation Inspection Standards The inspector should: • inspect insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces • describe absence of insulation in unfinished spaces at conditioned surfaces The inspector is not obligated to: • disturb the insulation Checklist of common Insulation Issues  Rodent droppings in the attic or crawl space  Dead rodents in the […]

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Interior Inspections

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Interior Inspection Standards The inspector should: • inspect the walls, ceilings, floors • inspect the steps, stairways, railings • inspect countertops and a representative number of installed cabinets • inspect a representative number of doors and windows • inspect the garage vehicle doors, garage door operators • inspect installed ovens, ranges, surface cooling appliances, microwaves, […]

Cooling Systems

Cooling Systems Inspections

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Cooling System Inspection Standards The inspector should: • open readily openable access panels • inspect the central cooling equipment • inspect distribution systems • describe the energy sources for the cooling systems The inspector is not obligated to: • inspect electronic air cleaning, sanitizing devices • determine the cooling supply adequacy, distribution balance • inspect […]

Heating Systems

Heating System Inspections

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Heating System Inspection Standards The inspector should: • open readily openable access panels • inspect the installed heating equipment • inspect the vent systems, flues, chimneys • inspect the distribution systems • describe the energy sources used for heating The inspector is not obligated to: • inspect interiors of vent systems, flues, chimneys not readily […]

Electrical

Electrical Inspections

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Electrical Inspection Standards The inspector should: • inspect the service drop • inspect the service entrance conductors, cables, raceways • inspect the service equipment, main disconnects • inspect the service grounding • inspect the interior of service panels, subpanels • inspect the conductors • inspect the overcurrent protection devices (breakers, fuses) • inspect a representative […]

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Plumbing Inspections

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Plumbing Inspection Standards The inspector should: • inspect the interior water supply and distribution pipes • inspect the plumbing fixtures and faucets • inspect the interior drain, waste and vent systems • inspect the water heating equipment and supply systems • inspect the vent systems, flues and chimneys • inspect the fuel storage and fuel […]

Exteriors

Roofing Inspections

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Roofing Inspection Standards The inspector should: • inspect the roofing materials • inspect the roof drainage systems • inspect the flashing • inspect the skylights, chimneys and roof penetrations • describe the methods used to inspect the roofing The inspector is not obligated to: • inspect any antennas • inspect the interiors of vent systems, […]

Exteriors

Exterior Inspections

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Exterior Inspection Standards The inspector should: • inspect the siding, brick, stone, and/or stucco • inspect the exterior trim • inspect the visible flashing • inspect the exterior doors • inspect the decks, balconies, stoops, steps, porches, railings • inspect the eaves, soffit, fascia • inspect the vegetation adjacent to the home • inspect grading, […]

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Structural Inspections

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Structural Inspection Standards The inspector should: • inspect the visible structural components • inspect the foundation • inspect the floor structure • inspect the wall structure • inspect the ceiling structure • inspect the roof structure • describe methods used to inspect unfinished spaces The inspector is not obligated to: • provide an engineering or […]