What to Expect from Your Home Inspection

Whether you are buying, selling or maintaining your home, Talking Walls Home Inspections provides professional and quality service from the moment you call me.  I have a thorough, multi-point checklist for the inspection process. I explain the overall, general condition of the home and its systems to you and your agent after the inspection is complete, taking care to point out any defects found.

As a licensed home inspectors will walk through your home with you and teach you as much as you want to learn.

After we walk through the home together, we can talk through any major issues that need to be addressed sooner rather than later. I will also mention the items that you will want to keep an eye on for deferred maintenance. All of this will be detailed in my  easy-to-read Spectora report, that will be delivered in HTML and/or PDF format. From that report, you’ll be able to see the items we discussed, with images for reference.

Wondering what’s included in a standard home inspection from Talking Walls Home Inspections? Here is a quick overview of the services included in your home inspection, and the major systems that we analyze and assess throughout the process.

  • Roof

    The roof is one of the most costly and important structures. I will examine the roof, its structure, shingles/tiles, flashing, gutters, downspouts and more.

  • Exterior

    This includes the exterior walkways and doors, siding, eaves and soffits, fascia, paint, and other such elements of the home’s exterior.

  • HVAC

    I will test and examine the HVAC systems including ducts, filters, furnaces and air conditioning units.

  • Plumbing

    I will check all plumbing fixtures for proper function, including tubs, sinks, hoses, showers, water shut-off valves, and look for leaks and other such flaws.

  • Electrical Systems

    I will check both interior and exterior electrical systems including service drops, service masts, grounding, outlets, meters, circuit breakers, and other such systems.

  • Appliances

    I will test and examine all major appliances like hot water heaters, washers and dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers, and more.

  • Doors, Windows & Interior

    I will check doors and windows for proper sealing and drafts, signs of decay or water damage, and more. We will also check the condition of all interior spaces.

  • Foundations, Basements and Crawl Spaces

    I will examine the foundation, crawlspaces and basements to look for signs of things like past water damage, foundation cracking or shifting, and other such potentially expensive issues.

  • Attic, Ventilation & Insulation

    I will examine the attic to ensure it is properly ventilated, check framing member decay and moisture intrusion and moisture, assess the level of insulation, and more.

What is included in a home inspection?

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