What To Expect...When We Inspect

Inspection Overview

The purpose of a certified general home inspection is to identify safety issues and any visible deficiencies in the 5 major systems of the home (Electrical, Plumbing, Roofing, HVAC and Foundation) that have the potential to become costly repairs. This is important information to have when making your decision on one of the biggest investments you will make for you and your family. Home Inspection Authority will provide you with an unbiased comprehensive digital report with photos of the property’s condition containing all the necessary information you will need to make an informed decision on your new home.

My priority is to you my client and my goal is to ensure your families safety by providing a thorough non bias inspection of the 5 major systems of the property and the properties general condition at the time of the inspection. My monthly continuing education as a InterNACHI certified inspector keeps me on top of changes in the home inspection industry which allows me to pass on that information to you and your family to help you make a informed decision on your real estate transaction. After the physical inspection is completed i will go over my findings with you and advise you if any  safety hazards are present and or if any specialist inspections are needed before the end of your inspection contingency period and the close of escrow. 

Depending on the size and condition of the home, a thorough home inspection will take no more than four hours, usually between an hour and a half and three hours. Ideally, you will accompany your inspector during the consultation, so that you will have visual reinforcement of your written report.

I take my inspection reports seriously. Every inspection is a complete and thorough analysis of all the major systems and components in the home. The report includes a clear description of what I have found with any problem areas noted, so you can easily identify them.

A TruWay home inspection will include the following:

~ Roof (shingles, flashings, chimneys, vents, gutters, downspouts and extensions, drip edges, skylights, and other visible roof related items, and always looking for leaks)

~ Attics (insulation, ventilation, rafters, joists and collar ties, trusses, wiring, vermin presence and any water stains, leaks or daylight and other visible related items)

~ Plumbing and Fixtures (water pressure, water supply and drain, hose bibs, sinks and faucets, tub and showers and toilets, water heater and other plumbing system components and always looking for leaks)

~ Interior (floors, ceilings, walls, stairs and rails, finishes/trim, cabinets, shelving, windows and safety-related items, and visible interior-related components, and always looking for water stains)

~ Heating and Cooling Systems (furnace inside unit, air conditioning outside unit, ductwork, air filters, return and supply registers, digital thermometer to check differential and other visible related HVAC components)

~ Electrical Systems (service entry wiring, service panel, switches and outlets, visible wiring and junction boxes, grounding system, smoke alarms and other related electrical components)

~ Basements, Crawl Spaces, and Foundation(insulation, ventilation, posts/ piers, vapor barriers, structural items, floors and walls, and vermin presence)

~ Fireplaces (Prefab and masonry fireplace inspections, firebox, smoke shelf and flue)

~ Exterior (cladding materials, windows, doors, flashing, vents, trim, and visible exterior components)

~ Decks and Porches (Supports, footings, pickets, stairs, attachments, guardrails)

~ Environmental Issues (Radon Testing, Lead Paint Testing and Molding Testing)
~ Kitchen (All appliances checked, cabinets, counters, plumbing and electrical reported)

~ Overall Structure (All visible components in attic, crawlspace , basement, slab)

~ Grading and Grounds (We inspect to insure you have proper slope away from the foundation)

~ Landscape (Trees , shrubbery and grass reported for dead or diseased and effecting property)