A “standard agreement” to inspect a home and property is established with our clients prior to the home inspection, electronically or on-site at the property to be inspected.
A typical Interconnect Home Inspection is designed to determine whether all of the major components of a house are present and doing their job, as evidenced by a visual inspection at the time of the inspection. The home inspection may take three hours or more to complete, depending on the size and complexity of the house. We encourage our clients to attend the inspection. Working together, discussing our findings as we go, can help to make informed decisions to buy, sell or to renovate a home.
The exterior of the house is our normal starting point. We go up on the roof, weather permitting, and then proceed around the exterior of the house, and check the property site grading. From there, we go in the basement and/or crawlspace to examine the major systems of the house. Included are the structure, the heating and air conditioning systems, the electrical service and plumbing systems.
After completing our work in the basement, we go through the rest of the house. We test all of the plumbing fixtures, operate windows and doors, look under sinks, in closets and inspect the attic. We consider alarms and security systems to be a private matter and do not examine these.
Interconnect Home Inspection will verbally summarize the major points at the end of the inspection. A detailed, personalized written report is composed to the above findings and can be submitted electronically or in book form to you our client within 24 hours of the inspection.
- Roofs and Attic
- Structure and Exterior
- Property/Site condition
- Electrical systems
- Plumbing systems
- Central Heating and Air-Conditioning
- General Interior