Home Inspection

The Home Inspection

Many Buyers choose to have Home Inspections, at their expense, when purchasing their new home.  In fact, many offers are subject to having a home inspection.  By having a home inspection, the home’s vital systems are checked.  A home inspection allows you to buy your home with confidence.  We will help you coordinate the inspection within 7-10 days after a contract on your home has been accepted.

Items on the inspection report will include:

FOUNDATIONS, BASEMENTS AND STRUCTURES - Basement floor and walls, proper drainage and ventilation, evidence of water seepage

EXTERIOR SIDING, WINDOWS, DOORS - Exterior walls, windows, and doors; porches, decks, and balconies; garage

ROOF - Roof type and material, condition of gutters and downspouts

INTERIOR PLUMBING SYSTEM - Hot and cold water system; the waste system and sewage disposal; water pressure and flow; and hot water equipment

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - Type of service, the number of circuits, type of protection, outlet grounding, and the load balance

CENTRAL HEATING SYSTEM - Energy source, type of cooling equipment, capacity, and distribution

INTERIOR WALLS, CEILINGS, FLOORS, WINDOWS AND DOORS - Walls, floors, ceilings, stairways, cabinets, and countertops

ATTIC - Structural, insulation, and ventilation information

FIREPLACE - Notes about the chimney, damper, and masonry

GARAGE - Doors, walls, floor, opener

APPLIANCES - Includes a wide range of built-in and other home appliances, smoke detectors, and television/cable hookups

LOT AND LANDSCAPING - Ground slope away from foundation, condition of walks, steps, and driveway

NOTE: SEPTIC CERTIFICATION

IN ACCORDANCE WITH STATE AND TOWN REGULATIONS,

THE SELLER IS RESPONSIBLE* FOR A SEPTIC

CERTIFICATION BY A LICENSED SANITARY INSPECTOR,

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Rev Aug 2012

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