Your Inspection

What to expect from your inspection.

Whether you are buying, selling, or maintaining your home, A Home Inspector provides a professional home inspection service from the moment you call us.

Our certified home inspectors will walk through your home with you and teach you as much as you want to learn. We follow the Standards of Practice for home inspectors established by InterNACHI, the leading home inspection association.

After we walk through the home together, we will explain the general condition of the home and systems to you and your agent. We will talk through any major issues that need to be addressed sooner rather than later. We will also mention the items that you will want to keep an eye on for future maintenance.

All of this will be detailed in our easy-to-read report, which will be delivered in HTML and/or PDF format. From that report, you will be able to see the items we discussed, with images for reference.

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HVAC inspection

Included In Your Inspection

A Home Inspector thoroughly inspects and reports on the following:

  • 1. Roof

    This includes the condition of:

    • The roof coverings
    • Gutters
    • Downspouts
    • Vents
    • Flashings
    • Skylights
    • Chimney
    • Roof penetrations and the general structure

    The home inspector will look at the insulation and ventilation of unfinished spaces, including:

    • Attics
    • Crawlspaces
    • Foundation areas
    • Exhaust systems

    • Siding
    • Windows
    • Exterior doors
    • Flashing & Trim
    • Walkways
    • Driveways
    • Stairs
    • Patios & decks
    • Drainage

    • Foundation movement
    • Cracks
    • Structural concerns
    • Indication of water penetration
  • 5. COOLING

    The condition of the cooling system, location of thermostat, energy source and the type of cooling system you have in the home.

  • 6. HEATING

    The condition of the heating system, location of thermostat, energy source and the type of heating system you have in the home.


    • The home inspector will inspect:
    • The visible portions of the fireplace & chimneys
    • Lintels
    • Damper doors
    • Clean-out doors & frames

    Plumbing tends to get the most attention due to the impacts a water penetration can have on a home. The home inspector will check:

    • Main water & fuel supply shut-off valves
    • Water heater
    • Interior water supply
    • Toilets
    • Sinks
    • Tubs
    • Showers
    • Drains
    • Waste & vent systems

    This section includes:

    • The service drop (where the electrical company connects to your home)
    • Conductors
    • Service head and mast
    • Electrical main
    • Panelboards
    • Grounding switches
    • Light fixtures
    • Outlets
    • The presence of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors

    This includes a representative number (some inspectors check all) of:

    • Doors
    • Windows
    • Floors
    • Walls
    • Ceilings
    • Stairs
    • Railings
    • The garage door and openers
What's Included in a Home Inspection