• Roof-covering materials

  • Soffits and fascia

  • Gutters

  • Downspouts

  • Vents, flashing, skylights, chimney, and other roof penetrations

  • Exterior wall-covering materials, flashing and trim

  • All exterior doors

  • Stairs, steps, stoops, stairways and ramps

  • Porches, patios, decks, balconies and carports

  • Railings, guards and handrails

  • A representative number of windows

  • Vegetation, surface drainage, retaining walls and grading of the property, where they may adversely affect the structure due to moisture intrusion

  • Foundation

  • Basement

  • Crawlspace

  • Structural components.

  • Verifying heat source in all habitable rooms (often using laser to test in warmer weather)

  • Mostly using normal operating controls but also inspecting ventilation and for leaks

  • The main water supply shut-off valve

  • The main fuel supply shut-off valve;

  • The water heating equipment, including the energy source and temperature/pressure-relief (TPR) valves

  • Interior water supply, including all fixtures and faucets, by running the water

  • All toilets for proper operation and stability

  • All sinks, tubs and showers for functional drainage

  • The drain, waste and vent system

  • Drainage sump pumps with accessible floats.

  • The electric meter and base

  • The main service disconnect

  • Panelboards and over-current protection devices (circuit breakers and fuses)

  • A  representative number of switches, lighting fixtures and receptacles

  • All ground-fault circuit interrupter receptacles and circuit breakers observed and deemed to be GFCIs

  • Smoke and carbon-monoxide detectors.

  • Insulation in unfinished spaces, including attics, crawlspaces and foundation areas;

  • Ventilation of unfinished spaces, including attics, crawlspaces and foundation areas; and

  • Mechanical exhaust systems in the kitchen, bathrooms and laundry area.

  • A representative number of doors and windows

  • Floors, walls and ceilings

  • Stairs, steps, landings, stairways and ramps

  • Railings, guards and handrails

  • Garage vehicle doors and the operation of garage vehicle door openers

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Have a Question - Ask Your Inspector


Send us your home related questions through our contact form below - whether you are an existing client, prospective client, or just a homeowner needing an opinion - we'd love to help you!

A home inspection is a limited, non-invasive examination of the condition of a home, often in connection with the sale of that home or when homeowners suspect mold problems. Home inspections are usually conducted by a licensed inspector who has training and certifications.


The inspector prepares and delivers to the client a written report of findings. The client then uses the knowledge gained to make informed decisions. The home inspector describes the condition of the home at the time of inspection but does not guarantee future condition, efficiency, or life expectancy of systems or components.

Inspectors typically examine and report to:


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