The Inspection

THE INSPECTION

WHAT TO EXPECT

A typical home inspection includes hundreds of components of the following home systems:

  • Interior
  • Exterior
  • Insulation
  • Ventilation
  • Foundation
  • Roof
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Heating
  • Cooling
  • Basements & Crawlspace
  • Attic
  • Gutters & Drainage
  • Porches & Decks
  • and more…

A WALKER HOME INSPECTION focuses on all the major systems of the home with an emphasis on safety and the working order of each system. There is no perfect home. Every home has some deficiencies and there are typically many issues which surface during any home inspection. Don’t be alarmed at the many things which may surface. Though your WALKER HOME INSPECTOR is very careful and thorough, he will help you understand the bottom line by communicating the results of the inspection with a realistic presentation of what is important from a safety or cost point of view.

Our care is for our clients. We enjoy providing the best service we can for you. With your protection in mind, we are fully insured with errors and omissions (E&O) insurance. We also offer a life time free consulting service on the property inspected for as long as you own it!

WHAT NOT TO EXPECT

A home inspection is not an exhaustive analysis of every component in the home. It is a visual examination of the working order of the major systems listed above during a 3 hour window of time. If, for example, the HVAC system works properly during that time, this does not guarantee that it will necessarily be working two weeks down the road. Though the inspection will reveal any indication that a given system is nearing its end of life, the primary focus of the inspection is on the current working order of the systems.

The inspection is non-invasive. We cannot dismantle walls to look inside or pull up floor coverings to look underneath. We don’t dig up dirt to look at the foundation’s footing. Though we do have extensive testing equipment such as moisture meters, pressure testing equipment, electrical testers, etc. (which can often give us a good indication of what is under the surface), the inspection itself is non-destructive and non-invasive. If we suspect issues behind concealed areas, we will recommend further invasive investigation.

For more information on what to expect and not to expect, click on the following link to view our Scope of Inspection.