WHAT WE Inspect DURING A pre-listing HOME INSPECTION
- Exterior: Wall cladding, windows, doors, eaves, trims, decks, porches, entryways, steps, grading, and drainage
- Roofing: Roof system, roof penetrations, roof drainage, and roof structure, chimney
- Structure: Foundation, structural framing, floor, walls, ceiling framing, and roof framing
- Heating and Air Conditioning: Furnace system, boiler system, HVAC system, ducts, vents, tanks, fuel supply system, and main fuel shutoff
- Plumbing: Supply and waste piping, main supply shutoff, drains, traps, and vent piping
- Electrical: Service entrance cable, meter area, grounding, main disconnect, main and sub panels, GFCI breakers and receptacles, AFCI breakers, switches, and exposed branch wiring
- Interior: Walls, floors, ceilings, trim, windows, door, other cabinetry, and all interior components
- Appliances: Dishwasher, oven range, other miscellaneous permanently installed appliances and components
How long does a pre-listing inspection take?
Most inspections take between 2 to 4 hours. The time it takes to conduct a home inspection depends on the size, type, and how much of the construction is complete. We take as much time necessary to fully and completely inspect the property.
Do sellers have to fix everything that you find during the pre-listing inspection?
No. Sellers are not required by law to fix anything observed in the Home Inspection report, except anything that is in violation of law or other MA regulations.
I see on my report that something needs "further investigation" beyond this inspection. What does that mean?
This comment was made in the report because the extent of the damage is not known or could not be determined, the area was not accessible, or specialized expertise is required because this item is beyond the scope of the home inspection.
Further investigations should be done by an appropriate and experienced specialist in that specific area. We indicate in our reports will indicate which type of specialist is required, or which systems need to be activated or completed so that they may be inspected or tested.e
What will my inspection report look like?
Our interactive sample report will show you everything we cover in our inspections.