What's Included in a Home Inspection

Anchor Inspection Group Home Inspections

Some home inspections include only the bare minimum. At Anchor Inspection Group, we believe a home inspection should be more than a safeguard against major issues. Our inspection report is also a useful resource for the property and will include component information and maintenance recommendations to keep your investment in the best condition possible.

Our home inspection consists of a thorough evaluation of the accessible major elements of a home with a written inspection report documenting our observations and findings. Detailed comments alongside color photographs will identify component condition/function and illustrate safety concerns, deficiencies, installation mistakes, improper designs or workmanship issues. For easy reference, information for appliances (including model and serial number) is included in the report.

Our inspection report is delivered the same day as the inspection via email (most often before leaving the property inspected): Go to Home Inspection Reports ->
We also include an optional printed summary delivered on-site: Go to Online Report Summary ->

Here are some of the many items we will be looking at during your home inspection:


  • Shingle condition and estimated age
  • Decking and roof support
  • Gutters and downspouts
  • Skylights, vents, flues, chimneys
  • Soffits, trim and flashing


  • Condition of the foundation
  • Effects of foundation settling
  • Pier & Beam condition
  • Drainage as related to the health of the foundation


  • Condition of components
  • Temperature differential
  • Ducting and filtration condition
  • Condensate Drains
  • HVAC insulation
  • Flue installation


  • Service meter, shut-off and water pressure
  • Drains and drain stops
  • Fixtures condition (function, leaks, installation, etc)
  • Enclosures condition (sinks, tubs, commodes, etc)
  • Surfaces condition (tile, grout, caulk, counters, etc)
  • Hydro-massage therapy equipment


  • Meter
  • Flow and leaks
  • Flues and fire-stops
  • Installation and shut-offs
  • Combustion air ventilation
  • Dampers


  • Walls (including trim and caulking)
  • Doors, windows, vent exhausts
  • Grade and walkway condition
  • Drainage
  • Landscape watering (sprinklers)
  • Fencing and gates
  • Pests


  • Walls, ceilings and floors
  • Doors and windows (including trim and sills)
  • Egress
  • Moisture intrusion
  • Fire-stopping
  • Weather sealing


  • Insulation
  • Ventilation
  • Structure
  • Fire-stopping
  • Radiant Barrier
  • Decking
  • Moisture intrusion
  • Pests


  • Air conditioner
  • Furnace/heat pump
  • Water heater
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove-top
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Garage door opener
  • Doorbell
  • Mechanical vents
  • Hood draft vents


  • Service meter and conductors
  • Service mast
  • Bonding and grounding
  • Distribution panels and shut-offs (breakers and wiring)
  • GFCI/AFCI protection
  • Smoke/Carbon Monoxide detection
  • Fixtures (outlets, lights, fans, etc)


  • Utility shut-off locations
  • GFCI reset locations
  • "Indicator" exhausts locations (water heater, HVAC)
  • Filter locations and sizes
  • Panel locations (electrical, sprinkler, etc)


  • Fireplaces
  • Porches
  • Patios
  • Landscape irrigation systems (sprinklers)
  • Pools


  • Condition of visible components
  • Head function
  • Design and zone effectiveness
  • Spray direction
  • Flooding or leaks where visible
  • Zone labeling


  • Components condition (pumps, diverters, filter, heater, controller, skimmers, distributors, air blower)
  • Decking and coping (including caulking and sealing)
  • Lighting
  • Grounding and GFCI protection
  • Installation and function of filtration
  • Cleaners
  • Pool surface
  • Diving boards

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