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Residential Inspections

What You Can Expect From A Home Inspection:

Electrical:

Double tapped circuit breaker with undersized wire. Double tapped circuit breaker with undersized wire.
Open spliced wires and bathroom vent terminating into the attic. Open spliced wires and bathroom vent terminating into the attic.
Open spliced wires in attic. Open spliced wires in attic.
Open junction box in attic. Fire concern. Open junction box in attic. Fire concern.
Ground wire attached to gas line. Safety concern. Ground wire attached to gas line. Safety concern.
Inadequate clearance for service drop over roof. Inadequate clearance for service drop over roof. There needs to be a 3' clearance over the roof.
Missing breaker or fuse at quick disconnect panel for air conditioner. Missing breaker or fuse at quick disconnect panel for air conditioner.
Old knob and tube wiring in attic. Old knob and tube wiring in attic.
Missing knock outs in main electrical panel. Missing knock outs in main electrical panel.

Heating/Cooling:

Dryer vent terminating into crawlspace. Moisture concern. Dryer vent terminating into crawlspace. Moisture concern.
Dryer vent terminating into crawlspace. Moisture concern. Dryer vent terminating into attic. Moisture concern.
Rodent damage to heating/cooling duct in crawlspace. Rodent damage to heating/cooling duct in crawlspace.
Kitchen exhaust vent terminating into crawlspace of newly constructed home. Kitchen exhaust vent terminating into crawlspace of newly constructed home. It was not installed properly during construction.
Substandard installation of dryer vent. Fire concern. Substandard installation of dryer vent. Fire concern.
Crushed main plastic flex heating/cooling duct in crawlspace. Crushed main plastic flex heating/cooling duct in crawlspace.

Plumbing:

Missing drain connection for soaker tub under master bedroom of a 4 year old house. Missing drain connection for soaker tub under master bedroom of a 4 year old house.
Illegal sprinkler line tie in to main water supply line. Illegal sprinkler line tie in to main water supply line.
Capped of drain line that had never been connected to master shower of a 5 year old house.
Improper location of drain waste lines along side of house. Improper location of drain waste lines along side of house.
Leak beneath water softener. Leak beneath water softener.
Leak beneath water softener. Leak beneath water softener. Notice the corrosion of the copper lines where they have turned green.
Drain waste vent blocked by plumbers cap. Drain waste vent blocked by plumbers cap.
Damaged drum trap under bathtub. Damaged drum trap under bathtub.

Exterior:

Damage to brick planter wall due to overgrown tree. Damage to brick planter wall due to overgrown tree.
Missing foundation vent. Open to crawlspace. Missing foundation vent. Open to crawlspace.
Damaged vinyl siding and trim. Damaged vinyl siding and trim.

Roof/Eaves:

Vinyl siding has contact with roof and is melted in various places. Vinyl siding has contact with roof and is melted in various places.
Open ridge cap to attic. Open ridge cap to attic.
Do It Yourself repair to a leaky skylight. "Do It Yourself" repair to a leaky skylight.
Carpenter ant damage to a shake roof. Carpenter ant damage to a shake roof.
Improper material used for patio roof. Improper material used for patio roof.
Cracked/deteriorated plastic air flow box vent. Cracked/deteriorated plastic air flow box vent.
Microbial growth (blackened area) at underside of roof sheathing in attic. Microbial growth (blackened area) at underside of roof sheathing in attic.
Ice on underside of roof sheathing due to bathroom vents terminating in attic and attic vents which are blocked due to high insulation. Ice on underside of roof sheathing due to bathroom vents terminating in attic and attic vents which are blocked due to high insulation.

Grounds:

Standing water around exterior of foundation. Poor drainage. Standing water around exterior of foundation. Poor drainage.
Over settling at front entry. Over settling at front entry.

Chimney/Fireplace:

Missing brick chimney. Missing brick chimney. Open to attic and prone to water infiltration.
Top section of brick chimney is cracked and deteriorated. Top section of brick chimney is cracked and deteriorated.
Excessive soot buildup, cracked liner. Fire concern. Excessive soot buildup, cracked liner. Fire concern.
Excessive soot buildup inside of chimney. Excessive soot buildup inside of chimney.
Loose bricks at chimney. Loose bricks at chimney.

Foundation/Structure:

4 x 8 support beam was notched for plumbing. Inadequate support. 4 x 8 support beam was notched for plumbing. Inadequate support.
Powder post beetle damage to structural floor joist. Powder post beetle damage to structural floor joist.
Inadequate support block. Inadequate support block.
Siding has buckled due to settling of the house. Siding has buckled due to settling of the house.
Inadequate support post in crawlspace. Inadequate support post in crawlspace. No footing or pier block.
Inadequate structural support in crawlspace. Inadequate structural support in crawlspace.

You'll receive our comprehensive inspection report:

Our electronic reporting system provides invaluable information you will need to make a more informed purchasing decision about your new home. Our report covers everything from the roof to the crawlspace in an easy-to-read format. Your report will include a summary page with the highest-priority concerns.

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