The day of your inspection
A typical home inspection takes about 2-3 hrs 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'll go over the findings together, point-by-point. You'll have a decent understanding of what you need to know about the property right then and there after the inspection.
If there's ever something specific you want to know about, we'll give you the best assessment of each area, and find a way to help you understand what we find.
If you have concerns around COVID-19, we can do our walk-through via Zoom or a similar platform.
With each inspection you'll receive a report. This report will be yours to keep and use, possibly returning to it for reference again and again.
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. The report also includes full color images in high definition.
Each report is a fully interactive PDF with working tabs, illustrations, and links to explainers. Also included are links to resources like documents that explain a home's systems, life cycles / costs, and subjects that are beyond the scope of a standard home inspection (i.e. Asbestos or Radon.)
We are 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. We may not have the answers to all of our questions at the time of the inspection, but we'll work to find them.
We're also committed to providing each inspection with the latest tools designed to detect deficiencies. From high-tech moisture meters to the latest in thermal imaging, we will use everything in our tool belt to see what is going on with each home.