We'll first meet you at the outset of the inspection and review the inspection process. You can expect us to answer all your questions and determine whether you have any particular concerns that need to be addressed during the inspection.
We start by inspecting the exterior of the property such as the drives, walks, grading, landscaping, exterior cladding, roof and gutter system, windows and doors, ventilation, and all the exterior components and systems.
Once we're done with the exterior inspection, we'll show you each of the identified defects and concerns. All the defects are photographed and will be annotated and discussed in the final inspection report.
After the exterior inspection, we inspect the garage and then discuss those issues together. Following the garage, I will inspect the basement, crawl space, and the electromechanical systems. Any issues or concerns we discover will then be reviewed with you.
Following the basement and mechanicals inspection, we'll begin to inspect the interior of the home and then review the issues about the living space. Lastly, we'll also inspect the attic space and discuss those findings with you as well.
When we're all done with the general home inspection, we'll spend a few minutes answering any remaining questions that you may have. I want you to know as much about your prospective home as you want and need to know to make an informed purchase decision.
Following the inspection, you should expect an email copy of the inspection report on the same day or the next morning. We'll then send a "hard copy" of the inspection report by Fed Ex the next day.
This larger report contains a copy of the electronic report sent to you earlier plus supplemental information such as 90-day limited structural and mechanical warranty, SewerGard warranty, and appliance-recall information. It also includes specialized information applicable to your prospective home possibly including informative information on attic ventilation, dryer venting, knob and tube wiring, garage overhead door safety issues, and/or hazards including asbestos, mold, electrical components and other supplemental information as applicable.