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the step by step
THE
INSPECTION PROCESS

Foundation system, Floor framing system, Under-floor ventilation, Foundation anchoring and cripple wall bracing, Wood separation from soil and floor Insulation.

Foundation, Basement, Under - floor Areas

Surface grade directly adjacent to the buildings, Doors and windows, Attached decks, porches, patios, balconies, stairways, and their enclosures. Wall cladding and trim, Portions of walkways and driveways that are adjacent to the buildings.

Exterior

Items inspected are: Roof covering, Drainage, Flashings, Penetrations such as drain vents and exhaust vents, and skylights

Roof Covering

We inspect attic framing, verify if attic has adequate ventilation, make sure that all exhaust vents termiate properly and check insulation levels

Attic Areas, Roof Framing

We inspect the water supply piping. Drain, waste, and vent piping. Faucets and fixtures,Fuel gas piping,Water heaters, Functional flow and functional drainage

Plumbing

Service equipment, Electrical panels,Circuit wiring Switches, receptacles, outlets, and lighting fixtures.

Electrical

Heating equipment, Central cooling equipment, Energy source and connections, Combustion air and exhaust vent systems and Condensate line drainage

Heating & Cooling

Chimney exterior, Spark arrestor, Firebox, Damper, Hearth extension

Fire Places, Chimneys

Walls, ceilings, and floors, Doors and windows, Stairways, handrails, and guardrails. Permanently installed cabinets, Permanently installed cook-tops, mechanical range vents, ovens, dishwashers, and food waste disposers. Absence of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. 

Building Interior

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* For further details of what the Inspection process is please click on the link above to view the CREIA STANDARDS OF PRACTICE for Residential homes.

 

* A signed copy of the STANDARD RESIDENTIAL INSPECTION AGREEMENT is needed for the home inspection. Please click on the link above to download a copy of the CREIA (California Real Estate Inspection Association) Inspection Agreement .