Home Inspection


The home inspection is an important part of the home buying or selling process. If you’re a home buyer, a home inspection will help protect you against buying a house with significant defects, like a bad foundation or leaky roof.

A certified home inspector will take a close look at all functional aspects of the house to determine its safety as a dwelling. The home inspector will test the operational status of all major systems – plumbing, electrical, heating, and cooling – and check the roof, the foundation, and the home’s exterior. The inspector’s job is not to fix or warn you about potential issues but to take note of the house’s current condition at that point in time and any safety or repair concerns.

If you’re buying a home in a competitive housing market and are up against multiple offers, you may be tempted to waive the home inspection to make your offer stronger. However, this is almost never a good idea. While the house may look in fine condition to you, it’s what’s beyond the surface, or factors that you don’t know are problematic, that can cause the biggest issues.

You are encouraged to attend the inspection ask any questions you may have along the way. We try to ensure you leave with a thorough understanding of the condition and components of your home.

The following areas and components will be inspected when visible and accessible:

Roof (including all penetrations, flashing & drainage system)

Exterior Cladding & Structure (including deck, patio & porches)

Attic, Insulation & Ventilation

Electrical System

Plumbing System

Heating System

Cooling System

Interior Structure (including doors & windows)

Built-In Appliances

Fireplaces & Wood Stoves


Attached and Free-Standing Garages

Add-On Services Available:

Radon Testing

Sewer Scope

Chimney Scope

Mold Testing

Termite/Wood Destroying Organisms

Lead Paint Testing

Water Quality Testing

Swimming Pools/Spas

Lawn Sprinkler System Inspection


Home Inspection