Home Inspection Services include
The home inspection is an objective, unbiased, professional evaluation and assessment of the condition and components of the home. The following are some of the systems and components that are inspected and reported on during the inspection process. These items are examined for material defects and deficiencies that would significantly affect the value, desirability, maintenance or safety of the home:
Foundations and Crawlspaces - including but not limited to foundations and support components; voids at slab perimeter; ventilation; access openings; wood separation from soil; drainage; grading; differential movement; floor and wall structure; and major cracking or settlement.
Exterior - including but not limited to exterior types; identification of stucco systems; trim, fascia and soffit materials; moisture damage; exterior doors and windows; cracked/fogged window panes; chimney type; and attached appurtenances (decks, balconies, porches, stairs, railings and walkways).
Roof - including but not limited to roof material and approximate age; flashings; ventilation; skylights; roof penetrations; gutters and downspouts; leaks and moisture intrusion; and inspection method.
Plumbing - included but not limited to supply; waste and vent piping; location of fuel and water shutoff; water heater type and capacity; plumbing fixtures; faucets and drains; functional flow of water supply; and drainage.
Electrical - including but not limited to type of service; service panel location, service equipment and capacity; panels and overcurrent protection devices; main disconnect location; wiring; switches; receptacles and light fixtures; and service and equipment grounding.
Heating & Cooling - including but not limited to equipment type, size and age; energy sources; venting systems; distribution systems; condensate drainage; temperature differential; ductwork and plenum; and filter type and location.
In addition to the above detailed components, the inspection also includes:
Attic, Structure Type and Materials; Interior Components; Garages/Carports;
Kitchen; Built-In Appliances; Cabinets & Countertops; Bathrooms; Windows; Grounds; Fireplaces & Chimneys; Insulation & Ventilation; Grading; Floors; Walls & Ceilings; Laundry Provisions, and so much more...
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ'S)
Q. How long will the inspection take?
A. A good rule of thumb is to expect the inspection to last about one hour for every 1,000 sq. ft. of house space. The actual time required may vary depeding on the number of problems and concerns the inspector finds, as well as various other factors. The amount of time may vary depending on the size, age & condition. Since our inspector gives you a walk-through after the inspection, you should expect to add the time it takes to explain our findings to you and answer any questions you may have.
Q. Should I be present during the inspection?
A. No. We can make the arrangements and conduct the inspection without your presence. However, it is always preferaable to have the client present at the end of the inspection for a walk-through and discussion of our findings. If you can not be there for the inspection, you can get an inspection review by phone with the inspector.
Q. Why use our services?
A. The purchase of a home is one of the single most costly investment that you will make. It is important for what you, as the primary investor, are getting for your money. The inspection is an excellent tool for you, the home buyer, to help determine not only the condition of the home, but to also foresee any immediate additional costs for repairs that my go unnoticed without the help of a licensed home inspector. Home inspections are not a prediction of future performance, but can pinpoint existing problems at the time of inspection.
Q. Why can't I have a family member who is handy or a contractor inspect the home?
A. You can, however; this is the biggest mistake many potential homeowners make when purchasing a home. Although Uncle Bob may be very skilled, he most likely does not have the training and education that is required by the LA State Board of Home Inspectors. The LA State Board requires inspectors to pass a stringent test and that inspectors are licensed and insured. Professional inspectors have the extensive training, experience and the instinct to pinpoint issues that only develop after a long period of performing inspections. Additionally, professional inspectors are required to obtain continuing education each year. Many contractors, and other trades professionals, hire a professional inspector to inspect their homes when they make a purchase.
Q. What if I have questions after my inspection?
A. You can call us and discuss all aspects of your new home whenever you like. Our service is a long-term investment.
Inspection reports feature a summary of deficiencies, informational items, narrative, maintenance, and recommendations and digital color photos.
Our company is a LA based corporation specializing in home, commercial and building inspections since 2001. Over 8000 inspections performed.
Home inspection reports are delivered to you via email the same day of the inspection.
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Buyers or the Buyer's Agent usually arrange for the inspection, so please give us a call to schedule your inspection today!
Our company does not do repairs, and we are not affiliated with any repair company or contractor.