What is included in a home inspection?
We agree that you should know up front what is included in your home inspection. This will help you conclude if one home inspector is a better choice than another. At Copperhead Home Inspections, our standard home inspection includes, but is not limited to the following:
Roofing: We inspect the quality and durability of shingles, flashing, vents, gutters and leaders, as well as integrity of the roofing structure: trusses, beams, and wood foundation.
Exterior: We check for damage, excessive wear, or other problems with: siding, porches/decks, sidewalks and driveway.
Interior: We examine doors, windows, floors, ceilings, walls and vents in bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen and living areas for quality, wear and any signs of trouble.
Electrical: From the meter outside to the outlets you’ll plug into, we make a thorough examination: circuit panel, breakers / fuses, wiring, junction boxes, outlets and lights.
Plumbing: Bathroom and kitchen plumbing gets a thorough inspection as well: faucets, sinks, showers/baths, traps, drains, cleanouts, and supply lines.
HVAC: Heating and/or air conditioning units are inspected, as well as ductwork, circulators and fans, condensate removal, and any pipes.
Structure: From the foundation or slab all the way to the roof trusses, we thoroughly inspect the integrity and quality of your home’s structure, including beams, posts, bearing walls, and other framing.
Additional Items: Your home inspection also includes inspection of the water heater, as well as checks for presence of carbon monoxide and potential gas leaks.