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What's Inspected

Structure

Structure

The accessible structural components of the foundation.
 The floor structure, wall structure, ceiling structure.
 Roof structure (trusses, joists, rafters metal or wood and sheeting).
 Steel beams, wood beams and columns.
 Suspended concrete floor slabs and slab on grade.
 Wall bearing and joist hangers.
 Cracks in the foundation walls & slabs
 Underground garage leaks and basement leaks.

Plumbing Inspections

Plumbing Inspections

Location of water & gas meters and their main shut-off valves.
Interior water supply and distribution systems.
Functioning of all plumbing fixtures and faucets.
Check water pressure.
Location of all cleanouts.
Condition of the caulking & grout in the showers & tubs.

Electrical

Electrical

The service drop, service equipment and the service grounding.
The interior components of service panels and sub panels.
Location of the main electrical panel.
The size of the service.
The ground and arc fault circuit interrupters (GFCI & AFCI).
Representative number of electrical outlets.
The type of the distribution wiring (copper, aluminum or knob & tube

Heating & Air

Heating & Air

The heating equipment (roof top, split system, furnaces, boilers)
Furnace efficiency (conventional, mid efficiency & high efficiency).
Baseboard heaters, fan heaters, radiant heat.
All air filters
Adequate air for combustion.
The vent system and the flues.
Duct system, air & return

Roofing Inspections

Roofing Inspections

Roof covering.
Roof drainage systems.
Cracked mastic or rust spots on flashing.
Shingles that are buckling, curling, or blistering.
Missing or broken shingles.
Cracked and worn flashings boots around vent pipes.
Missing or damaged chimney flashings

Exterior

Exterior

Exterior wall covering, flashing, exterior trim.
Exterior doors, windows and window wells.
Attached decks, balconies, steps and porches.
Eaves, soffits, and fascia’s, where accessible from the ground level.
Grading around the house.
Down pipes and the down pipes extensions.
Garage gas proof, the garage doors and garage door
Drive ways and walk ways.
Basement walk-outs.

Interior

Interior

Walls, ceilings, and floors.
Steps, stairways, hand railing and railings.
Representative number of doors and windows.
Presence of smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detectors
Evidence of water leaks in the basement.
Evidence of water leaks around the windows.

Ventilation

Ventilation

Ventilation of attics.
Mechanical ventilation systems for the washrooms & kitchens.
Ventilation of the furnaces, hot water tanks & dryers.
Check vent pipes to make sure they discharge outside of the home