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What Is Reported On During A Home Inspection

What is inspected Kingsport, TN

As an InterNACHI Certified Master Inspector® and Tennessee State Licensed Inspector, I follow their Standards of Practice found here: Standards of Practice

The following items and components are inspected when visible and accessible

 Grounds

The grading, driveway, retaining walls and walkways with respect to their affect on the structure, decks and stairs, patios, vegetation’s affect on the structure, carport areas, etc.

Roof

The condition of the roof covering, visible flashings, roof protrusions (including plumbing stack vents, gas vents, service mast, etc), skylights, chimney, guttering and downspouts.

Exterior

The condition of the wall cladding, windows, doors, soffit and fascia.

Kitchen Appliances

Range, cooktop, disposal unit, dishwasher, mounted microwave, trash compactor, etc.

Interior Areas

The condition and operation of a representative number of doors and windows, fireplaces, stairs, and wall floor and ceiling surfaces.

Attached Garage

Including the operation of the garage door, opener, and related safety features.

Heating / Cooling

Visual condition of the Condensing unit or AC unit, Furnace or Interior air handling unit, thermostat, filters, ductwork, registers, and operation of the system in heating and cooling modes (weather permitting).

Electrical System

The service entry, reporting of amperage and volts, main and distribution panels, representative number of receptacles, presence and testing of GFCI and AFCI, visible wiring, doorbell, smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, ceiling fans, lights, switches, etc.

Plumbing System

Shut off valve location and condition, pressure reducing valve, water distribution pipes, drain waste and vent lines, fixtures and faucets, water heater, water pressure, spigots, etc.

Attic

Access location and condition, insulation level, ventilation, roof structure and related framing, etc.

 Foundation

Floor structure and related framing, piers and columns, foundation walls, signs of moisture intrusion, insulation, ventilation, etc.

The Home Inspection report is sent to the client the evening of the inspection (typically 50-70 pages, including thermal imaging photos, recommendations, etc. Sample reports can be viewed by clicking here.

*The items inspected are subject to the terms and conditions found in the Inspection Agreement.