What I Inspect
Don't make a huge purchasing mistake. Have an experienced professional inspect your home prior to purchase to help omit possible costly surprises and disappointments.
Don't risk your family's health by not checking for environmental concerns.
A quality home inspesction will help you plan ahead and budget your future expenses.
- Roof, vents, flashing and trim
- Gutters and downspouts
- Siding, soffit, facia and trim
- Windows and doors
- Skylight, chimney and other roof penetrations
- Decks, stoops, porches, walkways, and railings
- Grading and drainage
- Basement, foundation and crawlspace
- Water penetration
- Foundation movement
- Heating system
- Cooling system
- Fire protection system
- Carbon Monoxide System
- Main water shut-off valve
- Water heating system
- Interior plumbing fixtures and faucets
- Drainage sump pumps with accessible floats
- Electrical service line and meter box
- Main disconnects and service amperage
- Electrical panel, breakers and fuses
- Grounding and bonding
- GFCI's and AFCI's
- Insulation and ventilation
- Garage door safety sensors and openers
- And so much more.
What to Expect From Inspections
Buying a home? The process can be stressful. A home inspection is supposed to give you peace of mind, but at times has the opposite effect. You will be asked to absorb a lot of information in a short time. An inspection generally includes a Computer generated report, photographs, drawings, and what the inspector says during the inspection. All this, combined with the seller's disclosure, realtor's comments and what you notice yourself, makes the experience sometimes overwhelming for the average buyer. What should you do?
I will inspect your property to the best of my professional ability. I will identify the systems and components in your home and their condition.
- Major defects. An example of this would be a structural failure;
- Things that lead to major defects, such as a roof-flashing leak, for example;
- Safety hazards, such as exposed, live electrical wiring.
Anything in these categories should be addressed, immediately.
Most sellers are honest and are often surprised to learn of defects uncovered during an inspection. Realize that sellers are under no obligation to repair everything mentioned in the report. No home is perfect. Keep things in perspective and discuss solutions with your realtor and myself, your Home Inspector.
So with that said, what am I going to do? I am going to visually observe the following major systems and components: Exterior, Interior, Structural, Roof, Electrical, Heating, Air Conditioning, Plumbing, Fireplaces, Insulation and Ventilation. With respect to recurring, multiple items such as outlets, windows, and doors, I will inspect a representative number that are accessible.
I will perform a full Property Condition Assessment of your home, or commercial property, and prepare a comprehensive detailed report with digital photos. Each property is diligently inspected and evaluated with a trained eye for detail. That is why I feel it is crucial for you to know everything possible about your home or commercial property before making that final decision.
Our reports are electronically produced, uploaded, and directly e-mailed to you. No attachments or readers necessary. It's easy as that! "Satisfaction is my upmost highest priority, which you deserve." Providing high quality comprehensive reports with Digital Photo's every time. Tischer Homes Inc, uses state-of-the-art equipment and reporting techniques. All reports follow Standards of Practice and cover complete structural components including Foundation, Grading and Drainage, Roof and Attic Structure and related systems, Exterior and Interior Walls, Ceilings, Doors, Floors, Windows, Fireplaces, Attached Porches and Decks. Electrical Services including Service Entrance Panels, Branch Circuits, Connected Devices, and Fixtures. Reports also include plumbing Systems including Water heaters, Fixtures, Water Supply Systems, Drains, Waste and vents.
What Not to Expect from Inspections
The inspection is a visual evaluation of the home and home's systems on the day of the inspection and is not technically exhaustive. The inspection report should not be considered as a warranty. Equipment can and will break down in time. There is no assurance expressed or implied that the equipment will not fail in the future. Home Inspectors cannot see through walls, floors and foundations. I can not inspect areas or items that are inaccessible to us. It is an inspection of areas and items that can be seen. A Home Inspection does not detect every flaw.