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General Home Inspection will check the following things:
  • Structural Elements: Construction of walls, ceilings, floors, roof and foundation.Inspection2.gif
  • Exterior Evaluation: Wall covering, landscaping, grading, elevation, drainage, driveways, fences, sidewalks, fascia, trim, doors, windows, lights and exterior receptacles.
  • Roof and Attic: Framing, ventilation, type of roof construction, flashing and gutters. It does not include either a guarantee of roof condition or a roof certification.
  • Plumbing: Identification of pipe materials used for potable, drain, waste and vent pipes, including condition of toilets, showers, sinks, faucets and traps. It does not include a sewer inspection.
  • Systems and Components: Water heaters, furnaces, air conditioning, duct work, chimney, fireplace and sprinklers.
  • Electrical: Main panel, circuit breakers, types of wiring, grounding, exhaust fans, receptacles, ceiling fans and light fixtures.
  • Appliances: Dishwasher, range and oven, built-in microwaves, garbage disposal and, yes, even smoke detectors.
  • Garage: Slab, walls, ceiling, vents, entry, firewall, garage door, openers, lights, receptacles, exterior, windows and roof.


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