Within a timely manner you will receive an inspection report of findings. Most inspection reports will include the following major areas of the report plus a few others. A brief description is below for each, but not in full detail. Your inspector may suggest based on the findings, you contact a certified professional in any of these areas for advice on repairs, The inspector is pointing out visual potential issues, the certified professionals in these areas will then advise repairs/costs.
From the ground level things that will be looked at include gutters, downspouts, flashing, vents, roof covering, skylights, etc.
Areas to be inspected include siding, flashing, trim, doors, decks, balconies, steps, porches, patios, railings, soffits, facia, decorative ponds,
This includes foundations, basements, visual structural components. Visual water penetration areas,
The heating and cooling source will be described, and those inaccessible will be noted. Fireplace dampers will be checked for operation, hearth areas will be checked for clearance.
Shut offs will be located, toilet functioning, fixtures, faucets, determine water supply type, drain system, etc.
Service line will be looked at, meter box, main disconnect, panel, breaker, fuses, sampling of switches, receptacles, fixtures, amperage rating, smoke detector absences, etc.,