THE home inspection

A professional home inspection is a visual examination of the current condition of a property. Included in this examination are Appliances, Electrical Systems, HVAC Systems, Plumbing Systems, and Structural Systems. See the pictured sections below to get a general idea of the items that are evaluated.

  • Once an inspection is complete, the inspector builds a report and has a consult with you to review the findings.


Permanently installed appliances are inspected and operated in regular modes to verify performance. Each is also checked for missing/damaged components, mounting, and life-safety. Appliances we inspect are:

Dishwashers • Exhaust Systems • Garage Door Openers

Garbage Disposals • Ovens/Ranges • Microwaves

electrical systems

Many life-safety issues are inspected with respect to the electrical grounding, location, operation,  and wiring of the electrical components such as:

Arc Fault Protection • Branch Electrical Circuits • Fixtures

Ground Fault Protection • Receptacles • Service Panels • Switches

HVAC systems

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning systems of the home are inspected for missing/damaged components, proper operation, and life-safety. Some of the things inspected are:

A/C • Ducts • Exhaust Vents • Heaters • Heat Pumps

Plumbing systems

Components of the plumbing system of are inspected for things like active leaks, location, life-safety, and operation.  Some of these components are:

Drains • Fixtures • Gas Distribution/Piping/Supply

Hot Water Heaters • Water Distribution/Piping/Supply • Vents

Structural systems

The structure of the home has the most components that need to be inspected.  Condition, Function, Life-Safety, and Operation are some of the things examined in the following components:

Attics • Balconies • Ceilings • Chimneys • Fireplaces

  Decks • Porches • Doors • Floors • Foundations

Landscape Grading/Drainage • Roof Covering

Roof Structure • Stairways • Walls • Windows