What is a Home Inspection?
A home inspection is a visual inspection that determines the condition of the homes major systems. A licensed home inspector will provide a written report for a home buyer or seller, which explains the state of everything inspected. This report will contain the detailed information of the property and is usually provided within 24 hours after the inspection is complete. The inspection report will include photos, videos and will contain any notes from the inspector’s findings.
Here are some key areas that should always be covered in the report:
Structure including foundation and frame of the home
Exterior including siding, porches, soffit, railings and driveway
Roof including shingles, skylights, flashings and eves
Electrical systems including panels, breakers and fuses
Plumbing including water heater, pipes, drains and sump pump
Heating systems including furnace and vents
Interior including walls, ceilings, floors, windows, doors, stairs and railings
Insulation and Ventilation in attics and other unfinished spaces
Fireplaces, chimney and vents
Here are some things that may or may not be included in the report:
Swimming Pools and hot tubs
Lawn sprinkler systems
Security alarm system
TV satellite dishes or antennas
Termite and pest report
We work with several licensed home inspectors who provide in-depth reports and expert analysis during their inspections. Call us today at 216.309.0567 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a list of our preferred home inspectors!