A Typical Home Inspection

A typical home inspection is a 3 to 4 hour non-invasive inspection that reviews the condition of the home’s visible structure, it’s major components, exterior and interior systems.
A report is generated after completion of the inspection to identify
*Safety items
*Major defects

*Things that may lead to a major defect or Safety issue
*Routine maintenance items

Included with every inspection report is a copy of “The Home Owners Handbook”, loaded with tips on how to care for your new home.

*If I Suspect moisture areas or energy loss areas I will use my infrared camera (thermal imaging) and a moisture meter to help analyze the possible defect. Infrared cameras can see what our eyes can not
*Radon testing available upon request

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Client report binder contents and utility identification tags

 

My Whole House Inspections include :

  • Roof, chimney, skylights, vents, flashings, trim and all roof penetrations
  • Exterior areas including siding,doors and windows
  • Gutters and downspouts
  • Eaves, soffits and fascia
  • Decks, stoops, porches, walkways, and railings
  • Grading and drainage
  • Garage, doors, safety sensors, and openers
  • Basement, foundation and crawl space
  • Water penetration and foundation movement
  • Heating, Cooling systems
  • Identifying Main water
  • Water heating system
  • Interior plumbing fixtures and faucets
  • Gas leak detection when there are suspect valves or fittings
  • Drainage sump pump operation with accessible floats
  • Electrical service line and meter box
  • Main disconnect and service amperage
  • Electrical panels / sub panels, breakers and fuses
  • Electrical panel grounding and bonding
  • Testing GFCI and AFCI outlets and breakers
  • Electrical outlets, switches
  • Fireplace damper door and hearth
  • Interior areas – walls, floors, ceilings
  • Attics, insulation and ventilation


Serving Iowa City, Coralville, Tiffin, Muscatine, Lisbon, Lowden and the Quad City areas