What is a home inspection?
A home inspection is an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a home, from the roof to the foundation.
Having a home inspected is like giving it a physical check-up. It is a visual inspection of your home to seek out and investigate any problem or potential problems that may exist. Understanding the condition of the systems and components of a building are critical when it comes to purchase, repair and maintenance decisions.
A professional home inspection is an impartial third-party visual evaluation of the physical structure, electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, roofing, interior and exterior. Upon completion, you will receive a formal written inspection report detailing the condition of each item inspected. An A&A Mold And Allergy Investigations Report will give you all the information you need to plan for a secure future.
Why do I need a home inspection?
The purchase of a home or commercial building is probably the largest single investment you will ever make. Learning as much as you can about the condition of the property can drastically minimize any unpleasant surprises and difficulties afterwards.
A home inspection will provide you with a much clearer understanding of the property you are about to purchase. We will make sure that you are aware of the positive aspects of the home, as well as the maintenance that will be necessary to keep it in a good condition.
What is included in the home inspection?
We provide buyers, sellers, property owners, & agents with important information essential to evaluating a property’s condition. Through inspection, consultation & detailed reporting we review:
EXTERIOR: grading, walls, coverings, patios & decks, patio covers, sidewalks & driveways, soffits & fascias, doors/windows & trim, gutters & downspouts, retaining walls, fences & gates.
STRUCTURE: foundation, crawlspace, footings & columns, floors, walls, chimneys.
ROOFING: structure, coverings, flashings, skylights, vent/stacks.
ELECTRICAL: service entrance, grounding, panel & sub panels, branch circuits, outlets, GFCIs, circuit integrity.
HEATING and A/C: description, combustion system, A/C components, supply & discharge lines, venting, ductwork & registers, controls & thermostats.
PLUMBING: main supply line, distribution lines, fixtures, vents & traps & drains, functional flow.
INSULATION: attic, walls, crawlspace, floors, lines, ductwork, air & vapor barriers.
INTERIOR: walls, ceilings, windows, floors, doors, stairs, fireplaces, smoke detectors.
How Long Will it Take?
In most cases, the average inspection takes between 2 to 3 hours depending on the size, condition and age of the property. A comprehensive report is provided at the end of the inspection.
About the home inspection report
A&A Mold and Allergy Investigations is proud to provide the highest quality reporting systems available. We offer the options of on site reporting with the “Matrix Deluxe” reporting system, an easy to read site-generated report with helpful explanations. We also offer computer generated reports.
How much will a home inspection cost?
Fill out the contact form (right side) or call us to discuss your specific situation.
Should I be there during the home inspection?
We recommend that you are present for the inspection, but it is not necessary. When you are present during the inspection, you gain a better understanding about the condition of the house directly from our experienced home inspectors. You can also ask us questions during the home inspection. You will learn how the house’s various systems work and how to maintain them. When you see the property first-hand, the written report you receive from us will be easier to understand.
What if the report reveals problems?
No house is perfect. If the home inspector identifies problems, it does not necessarily mean that you should not purchase the house.
Having a home inspection allows you to know in advance what you could expect from your new home. Purchasing a house is likely the largest investment decision of your life. That’s why we recommend a professional home inspection so you will be a confident, informed buyer.
With an A&A Mold And Allergy Investigations inspection report, you will be able to buy your property with complete knowledge and confidence as to the condition of your property, and all of its equipment and systems.
Consider our report a guide to your property’s maintenance needs, and you won’t get caught off guard by unexpected surprises.