Serving:
North East Tennessee

Home Inspection Services

What is a Home Inspection?

A home inspection is an evaluation of the visible and accessible systems and components of a home and to give the client a better understanding of the home’s overall general condition.  This inspection gives imperative information to the client so that a knowledgeable decision can be made about the purchase of the home knowing the condition of the home, as an InterNACHI Professional Certified Inspector and licensed by the State of Tennessee I follow their Standards of Practice.  Below is listed the items and components of the home that will be inspected.

Infrared Imaging

  • Infrared imaging is used on all of my Home Inspections.  Infrared imaging can locate cold spots which can indicate moisture behind the wall which can often lead to mold growth inside your home.  Infrared imaging can also show electrical hot spots which can lead to house fires.  Through this non-invasive, non- destructive way of evaluating conditions I am able to provide you with a more thorough inspection either buying or selling your home.

Services

Description

Roof

Gutters, downspout, vents, flashing, skylights, chimney, roof-covering materials

Exterior

Wall-covering materials, eaves, soffits, fascia, windows, doors, flashing, trim, walkways, driveways, vegetation, patio, porches

Foundation

Foundation, basement, structural components, moisture intrusion

Heating

Heating method, energy source, test heating system using normal operating controls

Cooling

Cooling method, location of the thermostat for cooling systems, inspect cooling method using normal operating controls (temperature permitted)

Plumbing

Location main water supply shut-off valve, sinks, tubs, showers, toilets, faucets, water heating equipment, water pressure

Electrical

Service-entrance, main service disconnect, representative number of switches, lighting fixtures and receptacles, AFCI and GFCI where possible, smoke and carbon-monoxide detectors

Attic and Ventilation 

Insulation, ventilation, location of the attic access, structural components with roof