What is included in your home inspection?
Your home inspection will include a complete visual analysis of the entire home. The major items inspected include: Exterior, Interior, Roof, Attic, HVAC, Structural, Plumbing and Electrical. Our thorough inspections exceed Arizona Standard of Practice to give you all the information you need for a smart investment.
Interior and Exterior Inspection
The interior inspection involves scrutinizing the walls, floors, ceilings, doors, windows, and fixtures for signs of damage, such as cracks, water stains, or mold, while also checking for proper functionality. The exterior inspection entails assessing the siding, windows, doors, and landscaping for any structural concerns, water damage, or pest infestation. The grading and drainage around the property are also evaluated to ensure proper water runoff and prevent potential moisture-related problems. By thoroughly examining both the interior and exterior components of the home, the inspector provides valuable insights into the property's overall condition
Structural and Mechanical Inspection
The structural inspection involves assessing the foundation, walls, and roof for any signs of structural damage, including cracks, settlement issues, or water penetration. The inspector also examines the overall integrity of the building's structure, checking for any potential safety hazards or compromised structural elements. In parallel, the mechanical inspection focuses on critical systems such as plumbing, electrical, and HVAC, ensuring they meet safety standards and are in good working condition.
Roof and Attic Inspection
The roof inspection involves evaluating the roofing materials, gutters, downspouts, and any visible elements for signs of damage, such as missing shingles, leaks, or improper installation. Additionally, the inspector evaluates the roof's overall age and condition, looking for any indications of wear and tear that may require immediate attention or future maintenance. Simultaneously, the attic inspection focuses on assessing insulation, ventilation, and any potential signs of water damage or pest infestation. The inspector checks for adequate insulation levels and proper ventilation to ensure energy efficiency and prevent moisture-related problems. By conducting a thorough evaluation of the roof and attic, the inspector provides valuable insights into the property's structural soundness.
The inspection includes evaluating the heating and cooling equipment, such as furnaces, heat pumps, and air conditioning units, for any signs of damage, wear, or inadequate maintenance. The inspector checks the system's controls, filters, and ductwork to ensure proper operation and distribution of air throughout the house. Additionally, the inspection involves examining the thermostat for accurate temperature regulation and assessing the overall energy efficiency of the system. Proper ventilation is also assessed to maintain indoor air quality and prevent the buildup of contaminants.
The inspection includes a thorough examination of the water supply and drainage lines, fixtures, and water heating equipment to check for leaks, corrosion, or clogs. The inspector assesses the water pressure and flow to ensure proper operation and identifies any potential issues such as pipe corrosion, outdated materials, or inadequate insulation. Additionally, the inspection may include checking the functionality of plumbing fixtures such as sinks, toilets, showers, and bathtubs. The inspector also examines the presence of any visible leaks or water damage in areas surrounding the plumbing system.
The inspection includes a comprehensive assessment of the electrical panels, wiring, outlets, switches, and fixtures to identify any potential hazards, code violations, or outdated components. The inspector checks for proper grounding and adequate electrical capacity to support the household's needs. Additionally, they examine the condition of the electrical components to identify any signs of wear, damage, or improper installations that may pose a safety risk. The inspection may also include testing the functionality of the GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) outlets and smoke detectors to ensure they operate effectively.