Four Big Ticket Items in Your New Home (Four-Point Inspections)

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Home Inspector with NextDay Inspect

Looking For an Inspection But Only On The Utilities and Structurally Stability Your House Has To Offer?


 

A four-point inspection will look at four major components of a home. This is not the same as a full home inspection. Insurance companies will often ask for this type of inspection for older homes as their components are more likely to fail than newer homes. They generally ask for a four-point inspection if the property is 25+ years old to see the current condition of the components. Four-Point inspections are also needed by insurance companies to obtain or maintain your home insurance policy. A four-point inspection can also be done for pre-offer scenarios. The client can use this inspection to help identify the condition of the components before putting an offer on the home. The four systems that are inspected are

  • Electrical: Wiring and Panels
  • Plumbing: Connections and Fixtures
  • HVAC
  • Structure (Roof & Foundation)

 

What do Four-Point Inspections look like?

The inspector will inspect the electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and structural systems in detail. The duration for the on-site inspection of a four-point inspection will be less than that of a full home inspection as the inspector will only be evaluating these components of the home.

What Should Be Done After A Four-Point Inspection?

Once the inspector finishes the on-site inspection, a report will be generated and delivered to you by email. The report will provide more insight on the condition of the systems inspected. Any defects found at the time of the inspection will be indicated within the report. Once equipped with the knowledge of the condition of these systems, you will be able to proceed with confidence.

 

Time to Check at What's Specifically Looked at By Our Inspectors...

 

Electrical Wiring And Panels

Plumbing Connections And Fixtures

The inspector will check the age and the condition of the electrical wiring and panels. They will note any defects found at the time of the inspection
The Inspector will check the age and the condition of all plumbing connection and fixture and note any defects found during the inspection.

HVAC

Structure

The inspector will check the age and the condition of the HVAC system and note any defects found during the inspection. We also check for outdated refrigerants that may no longer be serviceable. The inspector will check the roof and foundation from the outside noting any defects found. For the interior, we check through the attic and basement for any potential defects.

 


 

Are you in need of a four-point inspection?

Check out a sample report to get an understanding of what your inspection may look like:

https://nextdayinspect.com/sample-reports/specialty-reports/

Comments (1)

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Inspections do involve many aspects of a home and great information for buyers.

Oct 07, 2021 04:08 PM