Home Inspection Details

Home inspection unveils a home’s secrets, from foundation to rooftop. Each crack, every wire, scrutinized under the home inspector’s keen eye. Home inspectors decipher the language of pipes, wires, and beams, translating into a narrative of safety and quality. Through meticulous examination, the home inspector offers piece of mind that within those walls lies not just a house, but a haven.

Exterior Home Inspection

  • Exterior wall covering, flashing and trim
  • Gutters and downspouts
  • Attached decks, balconies, steps and porches
  • Grading around the house
  • Landscaping and vegetation issues
  • Garage doors, closer(s) and safety issues in garage
  • Driveways and walkways
  • Exterior doors, windows and window wells
  • Basement walk-outs and catch basin drain
  • Pool security and safety checks

Roof System

  • Flat roof covering – condition
  • Sloped roof covering, valleys and wall flashing
  • Roof vents and hydro mast and plumbing flashing
  • Roof drainage and downspout systems
  • Chimney and chimney flashing
  • Skylights where practical
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Structural System

  • Accessible components of the foundation and structure
  • Cracks in the foundation and upper walls
  • Basement dampness, leakage and prior repairs
  • Basement floor including cracks
  • Wall, ceiling and floor joist structure
  • Sloping floors
  • Support beams and columns
  • Roof structure, trusses and roof sheathing
  • Fire rated separation party walls between adjoining townhouses

Electrical System

  • Exterior hydro service
  • Main hydro panel, wire connections and breakers
  • Service amperage capacity and grounding
  • Random test of electrical outlets
  • Inspect light operation
  • Inspect wiring to exterior as well as outbuildings
  • Test ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI) receptacles.
  • Insurance issues, aluminum, and knob and tube wiring, less than 100 amps, proper fuse size

Plumbing System

  • Main water meter shut-off location, size and type
  • Water pressure/flow
  • Distribution piping type (galvanised steel, copper and plastic)
  • Hot water heater age, condition and venting
  • Drainage piping type and inspect for leaks, P traps and drain flow
  • Sump pump and sump pit where accessible
  • Kitchen, bathroom, laundry, plumbing fixtures, and leaks
  • Bathtubs/showers ceramic tile leaks

Heating System

  • Furnace or boiler operation
  • Type of fuel (gas, oil, electricity)
  • Age, failure probability of furnace or boiler
  • Inspect for condensate leaks and / or rust in cabinet
  • Electric baseboard heaters, hot water radiators and in-floor radiant heating
  • Vent system and flues
  • Air filters, including maintenance
  • Air supply duct system- Do all rooms have a heat vent?

Air Conditioning System

  • Inspect outdoor air conditioning unit
  • Run air conditioner in warm weather
  • Inspect for condensate leaks
  • Age, projected life expectancy and failure probability
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  • Amount and type of insulation and condition
  • Proper attic and crawl space ventilation
  • Any vermiculite insulation – report possible asbestos
  • Proper bathroom and kitchen exhaust fan venting
  • Basement and crawl space insulation and moisture barriers
  • Presence of soffit venting, and presence of roof venting
  • Venting of bathroom fans to exterior
  • Proper insulation / material of bathroom vent lines

Interior Home Inspection

  • Walls, ceiling and floors
  • Open and close random selection of doors and windows and inspect for failed window thermal seals, including skylights.
  • Stairways, handrails and guardrails
  • Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors for age and presence
  • Random selection of Kitchen cabinets and counters
  • Gas fireplace – function / operation
  • Inspect basements walls for leakage (where accessible )
  • Visually inspect for visible mold-like substances, mildew and other indoor hazards such as asbestos
  • Inspect for other safety issues – basement window egress ( safety in case of fire ),  dryer vent material, smoke alarms, CO detectors, etc.
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