Heater& Air Conditioning Inspection
The home’s vents, flues, and chimneys should be inspected. The inspector should be able to tell you the water heater’s age, its energy rating, and whether the size is adequate for the house. They should also describe and inspect all the central air and through-wall cooling equipment.
Plumbing & Electrical Inspection
They should thoroughly examine the water supply and drainage systems, water heating equipment, and fuel storage systems. Drainage pumps and sump pumps also fall under this category. Poor water pressure, banging pipes, rust spots, or corrosion can indicate larger problems.
Roof & Attics Inspection
A good inspector will provide very important information about your roof, including its age, roof draining systems, buckled shingles, and loose gutters and downspouts. They should also inform you of the condition of any skylights and chimneys as well as the potential for pooling water.
Basement & Crawl Space Inspection
A crawlspace with adequate clearance is one of the few areas of the home that a home inspecgtor might miss. Basement walls should be checked for signs of termite tubes.
Garage & Fireplace Inspection
Inspecting and cleaning fireplaces and chimneys is essential for safety and efficiency. Garages can be checked for wood eating bugs.
Kitchen & Baths Inspection
Your inspector should take a close look at walls, ceilings, applicance, and floors; steps, stairways, and railings; countertops and cabinets; and garage systems. These areas can reveal leaks, insect damage, rot, construction defects, and more.
Structure & Foundation Inspection
Your home inspector should be prepared to conduct a thorough foundation and structural inspection and issue a written report.