What's Inspected


Our  Full  Home  Inspection  includes,  but  is  not  limited  to: 

What's inspected on a home


A home inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of a residential dwelling, which is designed to identify observed material defects within specific components of the home. It is intended to assist in the evaluation of the overall condition of the home. The inspection is based on observations of the visible and apparent condition of the structure and its components on the date of the inspection,and not the prediction of future conditions. A home inspection will not reveal every concern that exists or ever could exist, but only those material defects observed on the day of the inspection.

 
 


 We will inspect:

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 FOUNDATION         Foundation inspection. Shrinkage cracks.                    
Check for cracks, flaking or damaged concrete or cement
Note any water markings and efflorescence (whitish, chalky substance)
Any bowing, bulging or other irregularities?    • the visible structural components; • any wood in contact with or near soil; • and report on the location of under-floor access openings; • and report any present conditions or clear indications of active water penetration observed; • and report any general indications of foundation movement that are observed, such as, but not limited to: sheetrock cracks, brick cracks, out-of-square door frames, or floor slopes; • and report on any cutting, notching or boring of framing members which may present a structural or safety concern.
Grading, Drainage Water swales. Proper drainage away from foundation will be verified

 ROOF  Metal flues. Roofing,vents,flashing,
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himney, skylights, roof penetrations
       

 

From the ground level or eaves, we will inspect:  the roof covering, the gutters, the downspouts, the vents, flashings, skylights, chimney and other roof penetrations and the general structure of the roof from the readily accessible panels, doors or stairs.

 Exterior - 
Exterior inspection.
     Exterior of a house.
We will inspect: 

   - siding, flashing and trim; Siding distance from grade.

Masonry Three coat stucco.  Stucco, Stone, Brick  Ground-supported slab.
 

• all exterior doors,
 Unoccupied deck. decks, stoops, steps, stairs, porches,

railings, eaves, soffits and fascia    Cornice terms.

• the vegetation, surface drainage and retaining walls when

these are likely to adversely affect the structure;

• and report as in need of repair any spacing between

intermediate balusters, spindles or rails for steps, stairways,

balconies or railings that permit the passage of an object

greater than 4 inches in diameter;

• a representative number of windows    Double hung window.

• and describe the exterior wall covering.

 Exterior doors Door details.

Decks, stoops, steps, stairs, porches, railings, eaves, soffits and fascias;
C. and report as in need of repair any spacings between intermediate balusters, spindles, or rails for steps, stairways, balconies, and railings that permit the passage of an object greater than 4 inches in diameter;
 
Casement window. Windows 
 the vegetation, surface drainage, and retaining walls when these are likely to adversely affect the structure;
and describe the exterior wall covering.
 

  
Plumbing

• inspect and report as in need of repair deficiencies in the

water supply by viewing the functional flow in two fixtures

operating simultaneously;

• inspect and report as in need of repair deficiencies in the

installation and identification of hot and cold faucets;

• inspect and report as in need of repair mechanical drain

stops that are missing or do not operate if installed in

sinks, lavatories and tubs; and

• inspect and report as in need of repair commodes that

have cracks in the ceramic material, are improperly

mounted on the floor, leak, or have tank components that

do not operate.


We will:


• determine whether the water supply is public or private;

• verify the presence of and identify the location of the main

water shut-off valve;

• inspect the water heating equipment, including venting

bracing, and verify the presence or absence of temperatureand

pressure-relief valves and/or Watts 210 valves;

• flush toilets;

• water-test sinks, tubs and showers for functional drainage;

• inspect the interior water supply, including all fixtures and

faucets;

• inspect the drain, waste and vent systems, including all

shut-off valves and fixtures;

• describe any visible fuel storage systems;

• inspect drains and sump pumps and test pumps with

accessible floats;

Water supply,  main water shut-off valve 
Water heating equipment
Waterheater inspection. venting, connections, energy source supply system, an,  temperature-pressure relief valves and/or Watts 210 valves;
toilets;
sinks, tubs and showers 
  Interior water supply, including all fixtures 
Pumbing inspection. faucets
Drains
Trap. waste and vent systems, fixtures; 
 
 

ELECTRICAL


We will inspect:


 

          Electrical

 
Service drop 120/240 volts. 
  or Lateral
the meter socket enclosures; 
the means for disconnecting the service main;
and describe the service disconnect amperage rating, if labeled;
Panelboards and overcurrent devices (breakers and fuses)
Electrical inspector.
and report on any unused circuit breaker panel openings that are not filled;
Service grounding and bonding Grounding rod.
Switches, lighting fixtures, and receptacles
Duplex receptacle.         Shock!
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) receptacles 
AFCI Arch Fault Circuit Interrupter
GFCI circuit breakers 
and report the presence of solid conductor aluminum branch circuit wiring, if readily visible;
Ground fault circuit interrupters. and report on any tested receptacles in which power was not present, polarity is incorrect, is not secured to the wall, the cover is not in place, the ground fault circuit interrupter devices are not properly installed or do not operate properly, evidence of arcing or excessive heat is present, or where the receptacle is not grounded or is not secured to the wall;  
the service entrance conductors and the condition of the conductor insulation;  and report the absence of smoke detectors; and
service entrance cables, and report as in need of repair deficiencies in the integrity of the insulation, drip loop, or separation of conductors at weatherheads and clearances from grade or rooftops.
 
 

HVAC  Size of vent connector.
Heating- The inspector shall inspect: A. the heating systems using normal operating controls, an describe the energy source and heating method;
and report as in need of repair heating systems which do not operate; 
and report if the heating systems are deemed inaccessible.
Cooling- The inspector shall inspect:  the central cooling equipment using normal operating controls.

FIREPLACE  


We will inspect:


• the fireplace, and open and close the damper door, if

readily accessible and operable; and

• the hearth extensions and permanently installed

components;

• and report as in need of repair deficiencies in the lintel,

hearth or material surrounding the fireplace, including the

fireplace opening’s clearance from visible combustible

materials.

  Fireplace  Hearth extensions. Damper
Hearth, lintel, material surrounding the fireplace, fireplace opening clearance
  
Attic, Ventilation & Insulation Attic inspection.

We will inspect:


• the insulation in unfinished spaces
 
Attic eave loose-fill insulation.       • the ventilation of attic spaces; and

• the mechanical ventilation systems;

• and report on the general absence or lack of insulation in

unfinished spaces

INTERIORS


We will:


• operate a representative number of doors and windows
                                                                                                        
Interior stairs and rails            
                                                                                                        steps, stairways  railings

• inspect the walls, ceiling, steps, stairways and railings;   Egress inspection.

• report as in need of repair any spacing between intermediate

balusters, spindles or rails for steps, stairways and railings

that permit the passage of an object greater than 4 inches

in diameter;

• inspect garage doors and  Auto reverse test.  garage door openers by operating

first by remote (if available), and then by the installedautomatic door control; • report as in need of repair any installed electronic sensors that are not operable or not installed at the proper height above the garage floor; • report as in need of repair any door locks or side ropes thathave not been removed or disabled when the garage dooropener is in use; and • report as in need of repair any windows that are obviously fogged or display other evidence of broken seals.

APPLIANCES
 
High Loop Drain Line Verify the dishwasher high loop drain line is properly installed. Check the oven setting temperature differential.
Verify that an anti tip safety device  at range is installed and functioning. Verify all appliances functioning in standard mode.
Bath exhaust vents functioning and properly vented to exterior
                            

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FLOORS
Check for deteriorated coverings, carpet, cracked tile, Tile Clip Art hard surfaces.
Any water staining or other damage. Sloping or sagging.

WALLS
Randomly sample to check that the windows and doors work.
Are the walls straight vertically and horizontally or bowed.
Look for cracked or loose sheetrock or other wall finsihes.
Look for stains, physical damage or previous repair evidence.
Any drywall seams / joints or nails showing
   
 Walls and Ceilings 
Walls and Ceilings

CEILINGS
Check for cracks in the sheetrock or loose, sagging wall finish
Look for stains, mechanical damage or evidence of previous repair.
Seams (joints) or nails showing. 

  

           


   Joseph  W.  Keresztury
      JWK  Inspections

   
 "Inspected Once,
                    Inspected Right"