And lastly, if it is built for safe pass through, he will go in the attic to check how the roof is performing, as well as moisture, structure, insulation, and ventilation.
Depending on the square footage of the home, your inspection should take between 2 to 3 hours. It also depends on how many conditions need discussing and how many questions you have.
The inspector usually starts outside, making sure that the landscaping is sloped away from the building. He checks walkways, driveways, window sill and door thresh holds, siding, roof and venting. He will inspect the garage, then go to the basement. This is where most of the mechanical components are, like the electrical, plumbing, and heating.
There is no dismantleing of any components other than removing the cover to the electrical panel box. He is looking to make sure the box is wired properly as well as free of moisture.
And he keeps an eye out for moisture or cracks. Also, a representative number of electrical plugs are checked for polarity.
In the bathroom, he will turn on the water in the shower and sink, then will flush the toilet to make sure you have the correct pressure in the shower in case someone
And while in the basement, he will look for evidence of moisture, as well as wood boring insects. He will check structure, probing for any soft areas in exposed framing and beams.
...And on to the Inspection...
(A poor picture of a closet attic scuttle.)
This inspection is designed to give you the tools you will use to determine if this is the house for you. Any component not in the first category should be reviewed by the appropriate expert.
In the living areas of the home, he will check a representative number of accessible windows and doors, to make sure they latch and lock properly.
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