Home inspection services, or home safety inspections, usually include a detailed review of the structure and systems of a home. Which can include:
Exterior Inspection Services: The inspector will inspect the wall coving material (siding, trim, and flashing), doors and windows, decks and balconies, grounds (vegetation, drainage, and property grading), gutters and downspouts, eaves (soffit and fascia), and chimney.
Roof Inspection Services: The inspector will inspect the roofing materials (type and condition), flashing, fasteners, penetrations (plumbing vents, attic vents, and chimney) and other components of the roof.
Interior Inspection Services: The inspector will inspect the walls, ceilings, floors, doors, windows, built-in appliances, and other interior components of the interior.
Electrical Inspection Services: The inspector will inspect the electrical system of the home, including the main service panel, service entrance, wiring, outlets, switches, fixtures, GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupters), AFCI (arc fault circuit interrupters), and smoke alarms and CO alarms.
Plumbing Inspection Services: The inspector will inspect the plumbing system of the home, including supply piping, drainage and fixtures, main gas and water shut off valves, water flow and pressure, water heater, and waste/vent piping.
HVAC Inspection Services: The inspector will inspect the heating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems of the home, including furnace, air conditioning unit, ductwork, and filters.
Structural Inspection Services: The inspector will inspect the foundation, basement, crawl space, and attic of the home for any signs of damage or structural issues.
Insulation and Ventilation Inspection Services: The inspector will inspect the homes attic/roof insulation material and amount/value, and attic/roof ventilation.
After the inspection is complete, the inspector will provide a detailed report of their findings including detailed pictures and descriptions of findings as well as recommendations for repairs or further evaluation by specialist.
What is a certified home inspector?
A certified home inspector is certified in inspecting residential and commercial properties. I am certified by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) and licensed by the CIB (Construction Industries Board). After completing the certification, one must complete continuing education and training to maintain their certification, as well as renewing their license annually. Reassurance can be provided from hiring a certified and licensed home inspector for potential home buyers or sellers that want an unbiased inspection done on a residential or commercial property. In addition, home inspectors must carry and provide proof of insurance policies to the CIB.
What is a property inspection company?
It is a business that provides professional inspection services for residential and commercial properties. There often is a variety of inspection services including home inspections, commercial property inspections, as well as individual inspection services, and more. The end goal is to provide unbiased findings to the seller or buyer to make an informed decision on the quality and condition of the property they are considering purchasing.
What is a home inspection?
A home inspection is a visual inspection of the home's state and the issues it has if any. The home inspector gives you a detailed home inspection report giving a list of any safety issues and/or issues that may be costly.
What do I look for in a home inspector?
A home inspector has to be insured and licensed. Be sure that they do inspections, not repairs or renovations because that is a different service. When the inspector is called to schedule an inspection, it should be asked what is included in the inspection. Be sure to ask and understand everything that will be happening at the inspection, so you know what to anticipate.
What should I expect on home inspection day?
The inspection will be done at the home, and it will be recommended that the buyer is there during the inspection to ask questions in real time. There will be defects found with the home and it is best not to get worked up over the small things but to rather focus on the more severe issues that the home may have.
Where is my service area?
Service area is northeast Oklahoma and southeast Kansas.
Expert Home Inspection Services for Peace of Mind
Buyers Home Inspection: Inspect and test all major systems and components in a home being considered for purchase so you are not stuck with the repair costs.
Sellers Home Inspection: Get a review of your existing home before listing, which can help you sell it easier, faster, and more profitably.
Home Maintenance Inspection: Perform a periodic home inspection for home owners who want to ensure their house is performing at its best year-round.
New Construction Inspection: An evaluation the the homes condition to look for deficiencies or safety issues prior to the builders walkthrough that a buyer needs to be aware of in order to negotiate last-minute repairs before final closing.
11 Month Warranty Inspection: Most home warranties expire after one year. An 11 month warranty inspection will thoroughly inspect the entire home for defects that may have arisen during that time in order to correct issues covered before the expiration of your warranty.
4-point Inspection: A four point inspection covers the four major components of the home (roof, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC). This may be required for insurance purposes.
Re-inspections: This is a follow-up inspection to ensure that repairs that are negotiated are completed as agreed upon. It is focused on the areas in question to give you confidence in your purchase.