WHAT'S INCLUDED IN A HOME INSPECTION?

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 comprehensive inspection report is delivered the same day as the inspection via email (most often before leaving the property inspected). We also include an optional printed summary delivered on-site! Click here to view an online report summary.

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

ROOF

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

FOUNDATION

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

HEATING, VENTILATION & AIR CONDITIONING (HVAC)

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

PLUMBING

  • 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

NATURAL GAS

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

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

  • 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)

EXTERIOR

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

INTERIOR

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

ATTIC

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

APPLIANCES

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

LOCATIONS IDENTIFIED

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

OTHER

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

SPRINKLER INSPECTION

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

POOL INSPECTION (Optional)

  • 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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