What to Expect

Depending on the size and condition of the home, a thorough home inspection will take from 2 ½ hours to 3 ½ hours. Ideally, you will accompany your inspector during the consultation.

Your professional home inspector should provide you with both a verbal report as part of a whole house walk-through, and a written report after the inspection is completed. Many home inspectors also provide free telephone consultations for as long as you own your home.

A thorough home inspection will include the following:

  • Systems
    • Heating system
    • Central air conditioning system
    • Interior plumbing
    • Electrical systems
  • Exterior Structures
    • Roof
    • Porches
    • Decks and patios
    • Surface water control
    • And all the visible exterior structures of the home
  • Interior Structures
    • Attic
    • Visible insulation
    • Walls
    • Ceilings
    • Floors
    • Windows and doors
    • Foundation
    • Basement
    • Accessible crawl space
    • Fireplaces and chimneys
    • And all the visible interior structures of the home