In-depth Home Inspection Services

We offer thorough home inspection services with added value.


How the process works

Ok so you've scheduled your inspection now what?  Once you arrive to your home inspection in process you'll most likely notice that we are already at the property and have begun looking around.  During the next couple of hours the inspector will continue to examine the home.  Once the inspection is complete, its time to walk you through some of the items that may have been found.

We will discuss our findings with you in person at the home.  We find it is important for you ( The Buyer ) to have a good idea about what may be going on in your future home and while our reports do detail with photos and descriptions, sometimes a personal conversation can go a long way.

What do we inspect?

As a licensed home inspector in New York State there are certain areas that we are required to inspect and also areas that we are not required to.  We believe that going above and beyond is the better way to help our clients. Below is a list of items that we inspect during a normal residential home inspection.

Exterior

  • Exterior walls, Windows, Flashing and Trim
  • Exterior doors including Garage doors
  • Decks, Balconies, Stoops, Steps, Porches & Railings
  • Eves, Soffits & Fascia
  • Walkways, Patios & Driveways
  • Fences, Pools & Sheds (Exterior)
  • Foundations

Roofs

  • Material and condition of roof coverings
  • Roofing penetrations including Chimneys, Plumbing Vents & Skylights
  • Roof Drainage Systems ( Gutters )
  • Roof Flashing

Plumbing

  • Interior water supply and distribution system
  • Faucets and Fixtures
  • Drain, Waste and Ventilation Systems
  • Water Heating Equipment
  • Fuel Storage and distribution systems
  • Drainage pumps, sump and ejector pumps
  • Functional Flow Testing
  • Waste Lines

Electrical Systems

  • Service Drop
  • Service Entry as well as Conductors and Raceways
  • The main and branch circuit conductors for property over current protection and condition by visual observation after removal of the readily accessible main and sub electric panel covers
  • Service grounding
  • Interior components of service panels and sub-panels
  • lighting fixtures, switches and receptacles
  • ground fault circuit interrupters
  • Amperage and voltage rating of the service
  • Location of main disconnects and subpanels
  • Aluminum Branch Circuit wiring
  • The presence or absence of smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors
  • The overall general condition of the home's electrical system and any risks it may pose to you as the potential inhabitant

Heating Systems

  • Fuel Type, Heating Equipment & Distribution system
  • Operation Via Thermostat
  • Open Accessible access panels
  • Overall Condition of System
  • Flue Pipes and Dampers
  • Radiators and Heat Vents
  • Safety Features

Air Conditioning Systems

  • Type of A/C Equipment and Distribution system
  • Operation at Thermostat
  • Open Access Panels
  • Condition of controls and overall Condition of A/C System

Interior

  • Walls, Windows, Ceilings, Floors, Doors & Outlets
  • Steps, Stairs & Railings
  • Garage Doors, Door Operators & Safety Devices
  • Signs of Pest and or Moisture Intrusion
  • Bathroom and Kitchen Ventilation systems
  • Kitchen Cabinets & Counter Tops
  • Appliances including Ovens, Stoves, Microwaves, Dishwashers, Washing Machines & Dryers
  • Structural Components
  • Interior aspects of the foundation
  • Concrete Slab floors

Attic

  • Insulation & Ventilation
  • Previous & Active Leaks
  • Framing and Roof Decking
  • Signs of Pest Intrusion

Fireplaces

  • System Components
  • Firebox
  • Dampers
  • Chimney, Chimney Cap & Spark Arrestors
  • Hearths
  • Gas Fireplaces
  • Wood Burning Fireplaces


If at anytime you have a concern about a particular area of the home please feel free to speak to us about your concerns.  If the area is out of our area of expertise we will be sure to involve a qualified contractor to provide professional assistance.