New Home Inspection
***Note: All Inspections completed by House to Home Inspections INCLUDE an Infared/Thermal Inspection for no extra charge***
Home Inspections what does it cover?
Here are some of the main components of a home inspection. There are many sub categories throughout these examples but this gives you an overview of what we will be looking for. I like to start my inspections from the basement and work our way up.
Structure & Foundation
We will investigate the underlying footing and foundation of your home as structural integrity is fundamental to your home.
Defective plumbing can manifest itself in two different ways: leaking, and clogging. A visual inspection can detect leaking, we will gauge water pressure by turning on all faucets in the highest bathroom and then flushing the toilet. A leaky faucet or old toilet can waste a lot of time and energy for any residence so recommendations will be made when appropriate.
Exterior & Windows
Roof and Chimney
Water leakage through the roof can occur for a variety of reasons such as physical deterioration of the asphalt shingles. (e.g. curling or splitting), or mechanical damage from a wind storm.
Basement & Attic
Basement dampness, problems with ventilation, insulation and vapor barriers can cause water, moisture, mold and mildew to form in the attic. This can lead to premature wear of the roof, structure and building materials
Appliances, Smoke & carbon monoxide detectors
Heating & Cooling Systems
Insufficient insulation, and an inadequate or a poorly functioning heating system, are the most common causes of poor heating. While an adequately clean furnace, without rust on the heat exchanger, usually has life left in it, we will check to ensure your furnace is not over its typical life span of 15-25 yrs.