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The Home Inspection Process

What Our Complete Home Inspections Include

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Structural and Exteriors
 

  • Foundation

  • Structural Components

  • Grading & Drainage

  • Decks, Porches, & Patios

  • Walkways & Driveways

  • Walls, Floors, & Ceilings

  • Windows & Doors

  • Garages & Fireplaces

  • Roof and It's Primary Components

Electrical

  • Outlet Testing

  • Electrical Panels

  • Outlets (GFCI's & AFCI's)

  • Electrical Fixtures

  •  Switches

  • Grounding & Bonding

  • Electrical Service Entrance

  • Breakers & Fuses

  • Electrical Wiring

Plumbing

  • Water Service Type

  • Main water shut off valves

  • Faucets (Interior & Exterior)

  • Water Heater System

  • Toilets & Bidets

  • Drains and Traps

  • Clean-outs

Heating & Cooling
 

  • Cooling & Heating Systems 

  • Air-Handlers

  • Air-Conditioners

  • Heating Units

  • Thermostats

  • Ducts & Vents

  • Refrigerant Lines

Other Services

  • Radon Testing 


A home inspection is a visual inspection of the home and it's major components. We here at All Things Home Inspection adhere to the standards required by NYS and NACHI for your home inspection. 


Below, you will see some examples of the things in your home that we inspect and some other options that you might like to add to your home inspection as well. For further information on what else we inspect in a standard inspection, please feel free to contact us!

I understand the importance of a home inspection and would be honored to serve you. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Below is how a typical home inspection goes with All Things Home Inspection:

  1. Initial contact- we will discuss your home inspection needs and mutually decide what services you need, such as a home inspection with a radon test or an 11 month warranty inspection. Then I will ask for a description of the property, for example how many rooms there are or if there are any detached garages with electrical service that will be included in the inspection.

  2. We will set an appointment that is convenient for you, and I generally arrive on site early. On site we will cover points 3 -7

  3. We will review the home inspection scope together and go over what is involved in an inspection and review your specific concerns, if any.

  4. We start the home inspection by examining the property in a logical and orderly method together (when possible). We believe in a “one-on-one” approach with our clients.

  5. THE AVERAGE INSPECTION TAKES 2 -3 HOURS. But the inspection may be longer or shorter, as some homes may have more issues (or less issues) and we also want to make sure all of your questions are answered.

  6. I will then inspect all the major components in the home (i.e. roof, electrical, plumbing, heating units, the structure, and more) with you present if at all possible.

  7. After the home inspection we will review the inspection information and discuss any points of interest.

  8. You will then receive a full electronic home inspection report, within 24 hours of your home inspection. Afterwards, we are always available for additional questions that you may have.


What Really Matters Buying a home? The process can be stressful. A home inspection is supposed to give you peace of mind, but often has the opposite effect. You will be asked to absorb a lot of information in a short time. This often includes a written report and what the inspector himself says during the home inspection. All this combined with the seller's disclosure and what you notice yourself makes the experience even more overwhelming. What should you do?

Relax. Most of your home inspection will be maintenance recommendations and minor imperfections. These are nice to know about, however the issues that really matter will fall into four categories:
 

  1. Material defects. An example of this would be a structural failure.

  2. Things that lead to major defects. A small roof-flashing leak, for example.

  3. Things that may hinder your ability to finance the home.

  4. Safety hazards, such as an exposed, live buss bar at the electric panel

Anything in these categories should be addressed. Often a serious problem can be corrected inexpensively to protect both life and property (especially in categories 2 and 4).

Most sellers are honest and are often surprised to learn of defects uncovered during an inspection. Realize that sellers are generally  under no legal obligation to repair everything mentioned in the report. No home is perfect, so keep things in perspective. You do not necessarily need to kill your deal over things that do not matter, but you also want to know about the things that do matter. We provide you with the information and expertise you need to make good decisions and have the peace of mind that you need in what is one of the most stressful things you could do - buying a home.