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.
Buying a home is likely one of the largest investments you’ll ever make. That’s why it’s so crucial that buyers understand exactly what they’re getting into. During a buyer’s inspection, we form a close partnership with the buyer. We’ll be your guide as we explain any property defects or issues we uncover. We’ll also answer any questions you have.
Before the final walk-through with the builder, a new home should undergo a new construction home inspection. We thoroughly search the home for building defects and anything that may have been overlooked during construction. This allows the builder to better prepare the home for its walk-through, which results in an easier and smoother move-in experience.
Many newly constructed homes are sold along with a 12-month builder’s warranty that covers the cost of repairs associated with constructional defects. During a one year home warranty inspection, we help homeowners identify the repairs they should request before their warranty expires. This prevents you from becoming financially responsible for problems that should fall to the original builder.
During a commercial property inspection, we help buyers of commercial buildings better understand their potential new property before making the final purchase. Just like our home inspection services, we make sure that our commercial inspections are thorough and backed by our experienced and dedicated inspectors. We provide you with a detailed report that clearly breaks down our findings and recommendations.