Buyer’s Inspection

Buying a home? See why Inspection Works is better.

Whether you are a first time home buyer or looking for the perfect home to begin your retirement, we are here to guide you through the inspection process. You’re going to need to know the ins and outs of a home before you decide to make it yours.

  • Trust us to take the time to do a thorough investigation.

    With Inspection Works you get the experienced information you need, putting your mind at ease. Know that we inspect homes to the highest standards.

  • Then let us walk through the home with you.

    The walkthrough includes a full thermal imaging scan of the home as we describe our findings,  explain the systems in the home, and answer your questions.

  • We’ll send you your organized, easy to view report

    Your report will be an invaluable resource to help you move forward with confidence.

  • We’re here for you!

    If you have any questions at all, at any time, we’re here for you. Whether it’s about the inspection or something you have an issue with years from now, we will help in any way we can.

What we inspect

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1. ROOF

This includes the condition of:

  • The roof coverings
  • Gutters
  • Downspouts
  • Vents
  • Flashings
  • Skylights
  • Chimney
  • Roof penetrations and the general structure
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2. ATTIC, INSULATION & VENTILATION

The home inspector will look at the insulation and ventilation of unfinished spaces, including:

  • Attics
  • Crawlspaces
  • Foundation areas
  • Exhaust systems
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3. EXTERIOR

The home inspector will check:

  • Siding
  • Windows
  • Exterior doors
  • Flashing & Trim
  • Walkways
  • Driveways
  • Stairs
  • Patios & decks
  • Drainage
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4. BASEMENT, FOUNDATION, CRAWLSPACE & STRUCTURE

This includes checking for:

  • Foundation movement
  • Cracks
  • Structural concerns
  • Indication of water penetration
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5. COOLING

  • The condition of the cooling system,
  • location of thermostat,
  • energy source and
  • the type of cooling system you have in the home.
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6. HEATING

The inspector will report on:

  • the condition of the heating system,
  • location of thermostat,
  • energy source, and
  • the type of heating system you have in the home.
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7. FIREPLACE

The home inspector will inspect:

  • The visible portions of the fireplace & chimneys
  • Lintels
  • Damper doors
  • Cleanout doors & frames
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8. PLUMBING

Plumbing tends to get the most attention due to the impacts a water penetration can have on a home. The home inspector will check:

  • Main water & fuel supply shut-off valves
  • Water heater
  • Interior water supply
  • Toilets
  • Sinks
  • Tubs
  • Showers
  • Drains
  • Waste & vent systems
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9. ELECTRICAL

This section includes:

  • The service drop (where the electrical company connects to your home)
  • Conductors
  • Service head and mast
  • Electrical main
  • Panelboards
  • Grounding
  • Switches
  • Light fixtures
  • Outlets
  • The presence of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors
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10. DOORS, WINDOWS & INTERIOR

This includes:

  • Doors
  • Windows
  • Floors
  • Walls
  • Ceilings
  • Stairs
  • Railings
  • The garage door and openers