The day of your inspection
A typical home inspection takes about 2-3hrs to complete. A home inspection is a systematic assessment of a property by a state licensed professional.
According to the Washington State Legislature "The purpose of a home inspection is to assess the condition of the residence at the time of the inspection using visual observations, simple tools, and normal homeowner operational controls; and to report deficiencies of specific systems and components."
During each home inspection we look at 11 main categories:
- Site, Exterior, and Enclosure
- Plumbing System
- Electrical System
- Heating System
- Air Conditioning System
- Insulation and Ventilation
- Attached Garages or Carports
After each inspection, we will go over the findings together, point-by-point. You will have a decent understanding of what you need to know about the property right then and there after the inspection.
If there is ever something specific you want to know about, we will work together giving you the best assessment of each concern and find a way to understand clearly what is found.
If you have concerns around Covid-19, we can do our walk-through via Zoom or a similar platform.
With each inspection you will receive a report. This report will be yours to keep and use, possibly returning to it for reference again and again.
Each report includes full color images in high definition. The summary at the beginning of each report will highlight the areas that may need the most attention. After the summary there will be a system-by-system breakdown of your home.
Each report is a fully interactive PDF with working tabs, illustrations, and links to explainers. Also included with each report are links to resources such as documents that explain a home's systems, life cycles / costs, and subjects that are beyond the scope of a home inspection (i.e. Asbestos or Radon.)
I am focused on having an ever-evolving understanding of the ever-evolving science of home structures and the technology that goes into creating, renovating, and repairing them. I may not have the answers to all of our questions at the time of the inspection, but I will work to find the answer.
I am also committed to providing each inspection with the latest in tools designed to detect deficiencies. From high tech moisture meters to the latest in thermal imaging, I will use everything in my tool belt to see what is going on with each home.