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What is covered in a home inspection? - What do Home Inspectors Check?

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Home Inspector with IonHomeInspection.com - Houston Metro Home Inspection

General Home Inspection Details

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Attic:
Roof Sheathing, Roof Framing, Insulation, Plumbing, Chimneys, Ventilation, Roof Penetrations, Ducting, Electrical Wiring

Electrical:
Service Equipment, Wiring, Sub Panels, Light Fixtures, Ceiling Fans, Switches & Receptacles, GFCI Breakers

Exterior:
Foundation, Siding and Trim, Attached Decks & Porches, Soffit and Fascia, Flashing, Windows & Doors, Driveways and Entrance Walkways, Grading Around the House

Garage:
Floor, Walls, Ceilings, Vehicle Doors and Automatic Door Openers

Heat & A/C:
Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Equipment, Electrical Supply, Air Handler and Furnace Equipment, Condenser and Evaporator Coils, Condensate Drain, Supply and Return Ducting

Interior:
Walls, Floors, Ceilings, Windows and Doors, Fireplaces, Stairways

Appliances (Required in Texas):
Oven, Dishwasher, Garbage Disposal, Range, Vent Hood, Microwave

Plumbing:
Water Heater, Water Supply Piping, Hose Bibs, Waste and Vent Piping, Fixtures, Toilets, Sinks, Showers and Tubs

Roof:
Roof Covering, Flashings, Skylights, Chimneys, 
Roof Penetrations, Ventilation, Guttering

 

Helpful Hints

Prerequisites for a home inspection:

  • The home and owner should be set-up for an inspection.

  • Access to all areas of the home to be inspected. Attics, electric panels, crawl spaces, heaters, A/C’s, water heaters, and garages etc.

  • All utilities should be turned on.

  • All appliances and HVAC systems should be ready to operate. Pilot lights lit.  A/C unit should have power to it for at least 24 hours prior to an inspection.

Common Misconceptions About Home Inspections:

  • Clients need to understand that there are limitations to any home inspection.  As hard as we try we cannot see through walls, see under the flooring, see under the ground, predict what will happen in the future, or tell you how long something will last. Home inspections are a visual evaluation of the home, lasting only a few hours, and are not intended to be technically exhaustive.

  • Inspections are not building code compliance tests.

  • The home inspection process is different from a home appraisal.

  • Home inspections are not an extensive evaluation of any biological or environmental hazards.

 

Jeffrey Owen

Owner/ Chief Inspector 

IonHomeInspection.com
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Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections
Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections - Springfield, VT
Home and Commercial Properties Inspections Vermont

Hey there and evening to ya Jeffrey
Jeffrey, I'm sure hopping everything is going well for you and your family!

Aug 24, 2011 02:04 PM
Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections
Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections - Springfield, VT
Home and Commercial Properties Inspections Vermont

Hey there and evening to ya Jeffrey
Jeffrey, I'm sure hopping everything is going well for you and your family!

Aug 24, 2011 02:10 PM
Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections
Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections - Springfield, VT
Home and Commercial Properties Inspections Vermont

Jeffrey, I was checking to see it you have started being active on your blog here or not. Looks like your not.

Jul 16, 2013 07:43 PM