What to Expect From Your Inspection

Here is what you can expect from your home inspection:

  • The inspector will arrive at the home at a scheduled time and introduce themselves to you.
  • The inspector will then begin their inspection, which will typically take a few hours, depending on the size, age, and condition of the home.
  • During the inspection, the inspector will use a variety of tools and equipment to examine the home, including a flashlight, ladder, moisture meter, and electrical tester.
  • The inspector will take photos of any defects or potential problems that they find.
  • Once the inspection is complete, the inspector will review their findings with you and answer any questions you may have.
  • You will also receive a copy of the inspector’s report, which will include their findings and recommendations. All of this will be detailed in our easy-to-read Spectora report.

It is important to carefully review the inspection report and discuss it with your real estate agent and/or attorney. The inspection report can help you make an informed decision about whether or not to purchase the home.

Here are some additional tips for getting the most out of your home inspection:

  • Be present for the inspection so that you can ask questions and learn more about the home.
  • Provide the inspector with access to all areas of the home, including the attic, basement, and crawlspace.
  • If you have any concerns about the home, be sure to bring them up with the inspector.
  • Ask the inspector for recommendations for qualified contractors who can repair any defects that are found.

By following these tips, you can ensure that your home inspection is a positive experience that helps you to make a wise investment.

Striler Home Inspections thoroughly inspects and reports on the following:

  • Roofing

    Roof coverings, drainage systems, flashings and skylights, chimneys and other roof penetrations.

  • Exterior

    Wall cladding, trim, doors, windows, attached garage doors, decks, balconies, porches, stoops, landings, steps, railings, guardrails, areaways, window wells, flashings driveways, walkways, vegetation, grading, and site drainage.

  • Structural Systems

    Foundations, floor, wall, ceiling, and roof structures.

  • Electrical Systems

    Service entrance and panels, branch circuits, grounding system, connected devices and fixtures, and making sure your outlets are GFCI-protected.

  • Plumbing

    Fixtures and faucets, water supply systems, drain waste and vent systems, water heaters, vents, flues and chimneys, and any sump pumps or fuel storage and distribution systems.

  • Heating Systems

    Heating equipment, ducts, vents, and flues.

  • Cooling, Central Air Conditioning

    Cooling and air handling equipment, thermostats, and supply ductwork.

  • Appliances

    Dishwasher, garbage disposal, range hood, range or oven, cooktop, microwave, trash compactor, bathroom exhaust fans, garage door operator, and other built-in appliances.

  • General Interior

    Walls, ceilings, floors, steps, stairways, balconies, hand and guard railings, countertops, cabinets, doors, and windows.

  • Insulation & Ventilation

    Insulation, attic ventilation, bath, and kitchen vents.

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