American Home Inspection is geared toward:
who seek an independent, third-party, professional evaluation of the condition of the major elements of a home before making the financial commitment to purchase.
who, before listing their home, want to proactively identify any areas of concern that may provide stumbling blocks during a sales transaction with a prospective buyer.
During the Inspection
Clients are encouraged to join the American Home Inspector during the inspection, so they can ask questions and learn more about their new home. The inspection will include the evaluation of the visible and accessible elements of the home, including:
- the visible foundation;
- floor framing;
- roof framing;
- and exposed concete slabs in garages and habitable areas.
- visible wall coverings;
- attached porches;
- visible portions of the chimney.
- roof covering materials;
- roof vents;
- visible chimney and flue components.
- visible supply lines;
- visible waste / soil and vent lines;
- fixtures and faucets;
- domestic hot water system;
- fuel source.
- the service drop through the main panel;
- sub panels, including feeders;
- branch circuits;
- connected devices and lighting fixtures.
- fuel source;
- heating equipment &
- operating controls;
- flue pipes;
- chimneys and venting;
- auxiliary heating units.
- the cooling equipment;
- cooling distribution equipment;
- operating controls.
- windows and doors,
- the insulation type;
- condition of the insulation;
- the ventilation type;
- condition of the ventilation systems;
- the installed mechanical ventilation systems.
- solid fuel fireplaces,
- gas fireplaces,
- installed electrical / mechanical systems pertaining to the operation of the home.
- building perimeter,
- land grade,
- water drainage,
- trees and vegetation;
- grade steps,
- retaining walls contiguous with the structure.