What's Inspected During A Home Inspection

 

The items listed below are normally inspected during the majority of the different types of home inspections offered by Safe Haven Inspections.  It all depends on the needs of the client.  Some may want additional services; some may not want certain items included.  It is the client’s choice.
 
Grounds:
Grading, driveways, walkways, patios, decks, balconies, stairs, steps, handrails, vegetation, retaining walls, fencing and gates.
 
Exterior:
Siding, eaves, soffits, fascias, trim,  exterior doors, windows, door and window frames, caulking
 
Roof & Attic:
Sheathing, structural components, roof covering, flashings, valleys, vents, skylights, chimneys, rain caps, spark arrestors, gutters and downspouts, insulation, ventilation, ducting.
 
Foundation & Structure:
Type of construction, foundation walls, anchor bolts, posts, beams, subfloor, vapor barrier, ventilation, insulation, floor structure, wall structure.
 
General Interior:
Walls, ceilings, flooring, windows, doors, closets, stairs, handrails, ceiling fans, cabinets, wetbars, doorbell, fireplace.
 
Kitchens:
Cabinets, counters, sinks & traps, faucets, garbage disposals, instant hot water, dishwashers, ovens, cooktops, refrigerators, microwaves, ventilation fans.
 
Bathrooms:
Cabinets, counters, sinks, drains, faucets, toilets, bathtubs, showers, tub & shower faucets, tub & shower walls, tub & shower doors, security bars, mirrors, ventilation.
 
Laundry Area:
Sink, faucets, supply hook-ups, dryer vent, ventilation, cabinets & counters, drains or pans.
 
Electrical:
Main service entrance, main panel, sub-panels, grounding system, wiring type & method, receptacles, switches, junction boxes, lighting, GFCI protection, AFCI protection, Smoke Detectors, Carbon Monoxide Detectors
 
Plumbing: 
Main water valve, main water lines, water distribution lines, waste lines, water heater, exterior faucets, gas supply & distribution
 
Heating & Air Conditioning:
Heating type, disconnect, base, enclosure, burners, combustion air, venting, filters, ducting, registers, thermostats, gas valves, baseboard or wall heaters, air conditioning, a/c compressor, oil tanks.
 
Garage:
Type & location, main garage door, automatic door opener, opener safety features, exterior door & hardware, fire door to interior, firewall & ceiling, flooring, sill plates & anchor bolts, shelves & cabinets.