What’s included in a Residential Home Inspection
The Residential Home Inspection offered by F-Squared Inspections adheres to the Standards of Practice outline by both InterNACHI and TREC. Each inspection accounts for all areas of the home that are visible and can be accessed safely, including:
Areas covered during an inspection fall under four categories:
Your inspection begins with a thorough assessment of the home’s lot and grounds, including the driveway, sidewalks and grading. An exterior inspection also includes evaluation of the roof, gutters, windows and siding, as well as any decks or patios.
Inside your home, your inspector will look for issues with the home’s walls and ceilings, looking for signs of water intrusion, cracks or other potential issues. An inspection of the home’s doors, as well as any fireplaces and built-in appliances are also completed.
Your home’s structural components include its foundation, floor/slab, framing and attic. All visible areas of these structures are thoroughly examined for safety, integrity and quality. We offer a foundation measurement using ZipLevel which will help determine if there has been severe movement in the foundation.
All accessible portions of the home’s major systems, including heating, air conditioning, and plumbing, are inspected in their entirety. This includes the furnace, air conditioning unit, ductwork (as access allows), water heater, plumbing fixtures, and hot/cold water supply. Your inspector will also carefully evaluate the home’s electrical system, including the electrical service entrance and panel, as well as electrical circuits and outlets.
If you choose, additional services such as pool and spa inspection and inspection of the sprinkler system can be added on. Please feel free to discuss any other services you are interested in with your inspector.