Inspection Overview (559) 642-7341

A home cannot fail an inspection. A professional home inspection gives you an independent, unbiased view of any problems and their solutions, so that you will have all the facts you need to make a sound, informed decision.

Depending on the size and condition of the home, a thorough home inspection will take no more than four hours, usually between an hour and a half and three hours. It is recommended that you accompany our trained inspector during the consultation, so that you will have visual reinforcement of your written report.

We take our inspection reporting seriously. Every inspection is a complete and thorough analysis of all the major systems and components in the home. The report includes a clear description of what we've found with any problem areas noted, so you can easily identify them. After reviewing your report, you may have some questions which we will gladly answer.  Either by calling or emailing us, we will be there with the answers!

A thorough home inspection will include the following:

  • Roof:
    Shingles, flashings, chimneys, vents, trim, gutters and downspouts, drip edges, skylights and other visible roof related items.
  • Attics:
    Insulation, ventilation, rafters, joists, trusses and other visible related items.
  • Plumbing and Fixtures:
    Water distribution system, hose bibs, sinks and faucets, bath/showers and toilets, visible drain lines and other plumbing system components.
  • Interior:
    Floors and ceilings, walls, stairs (if applicable) and banisters, sinks, cabinets, shelving, built-in appliances, smoke detectors and safety-related items and other visible interior-related components.
  • Heating and Cooling Systems:
    Furnace, air cleaning parts, ductwork, carbon monoxide testing, air conditioner and lines and other visible related HVAC components.
  • Electrical Systems:
    Service entry and clearances, service panel, switches and outlets, visible wiring and junction boxes, grounding system and other related electrical components.
  • Basements, Crawl Spaces and Foundation:
    Insulation, ventilation, posts, vapor barriers, utility attachment, structural items, floors and walls and columns.
  • Exterior:
    Siding materials, attachments, windows, doors, sashes and lintels, vents, entryways and other visible exterior related components.
  • Environmental Issues
  • Decks and Porches
  • Fireplaces
  • Overall Structure