Residential Home Inspections
What's Included In a Home Inspection
As an InterNACHI Certified Master Inspector® and Tennessee State Licensed Inspector, I follow their Standards of Practice found here: Standards of Practice
The following items and components are inspected when visible and accessible
The grading, driveway, retaining walls and walkways with respect to their affect on the structure, decks, and stairs, patios, vegetation’s affect on the structure, carport areas, etc.
The condition of the roof covering, visible flashings, roof protrusions (including plumbing stack vents, gas vents, service mast, etc), skylights, chimney, gutterin, and downspouts.
The condition of the wall cladding, windows, doors, soffit and fascia.
Range, cooktop, disposal unit, dishwasher, mounted microwave, trash compactor, etc.
The condition and operation of a representative number of doors and windows, fireplaces, stairs, and wall floor and ceiling surfaces.
Including the operation of the garage door, opener, and related safety features.
Heating / Cooling
Visual condition of the Condensing unit or AC unit, Furnace or Interior air handling unit, thermostat, filters, ductwork, registers, and operation of the system in heating and cooling modes (weather permitting).
The service entry, reporting of amperage and volts, main and distribution panels, representative number of receptacles, presence and testing of GFCI and AFCI, visible wiring, doorbell, smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, ceiling fans, lights, switches, etc.
Shut off valve location and condition, pressure reducing valve, water distribution pipes, drain waste and vent lines, fixtures and faucets, water heater, water pressure, spigots, etc.
Access location and condition, insulation level, ventilation, roof structure and related framing, etc.
Floor structure and related framing, piers, and columns, foundation walls, signs of moisture intrusion, insulation, ventilation, etc.
The Home Inspection report is sent to the client the evening of the inspection (typically 60-80 pages or more, including thermal imaging photos, recommendations, etc. Sample reports can be viewed by clicking here.