What Do Inspectors Typically Inspect?BLOG By Tommy Joynes

The home buying process can be confusing and stressful. Not only do you need to consider things such as price and location, you also have to worry about whether the house itself has any problems that could become costly surprises down the road.

As a certified professional Home Inspector, it’s our job to look for those problems. The home inspection is an unbiased, professional assessment of the condition of the house at the time of the inspection. It provides you a professional report with pictures on the condition of the physical structure and various systems within a house.

Giving you peace of mind on what is likely the largest purchase you’ll ever make. In order to prepare the report, an Inspector must conduct a visual inspection of the house. The inspection process typically takes about 4 hours to complete. This, of course, may vary according to the size and condition of the home. We strongly encourage you to accompany the Inspector during the inspection. This will give you a chance to ask questions and become familiar with the systems of the home.

Items that will typically be included in an inspection are:

* Framing ( structure )
* Roof and attic
* Foundation
* Walls
* Electrical system
* Plumbing system
* Heating and air conditioning systems
* Kitchen
* Bathrooms

When the inspection is complete, you will be advised of any problems that were discovered and discuss solutions or needed actions. You will also be advises about any routine maintenance that should be performed, as well as, answer any questions you may have.