Home Inspections

A COMPLETE HOME INSPECTION IS ESSENTIAL BEFORE PURCHASING A HOME

 A complete home inspection is recommended and very important for anyone looking to purchase or sell a home. Purchasing a property is often a stressful situation and our job at Western Grand is to provide every customer with a professional and thorough home inspection that will report the status of all the components of the property, so the purchaser and buyer will know exactly what is damaged and/or in need of repair. A home inspection can detect issues that are not seen on a simple walk-through or visit to a property. Aspects of the property to be examined are: structural framing, electrical, plumbing, heating/air conditioning, roof, foundation, and more. It is essential to know the needed repairs or damage before buying a home, so that the new homeowner does not move into a home that will require thousands of dollars of repair. After our home inspection, a report will be sent to the client within 24 hours that will detail the repairs, damage, and working order of the property. With the knowledge and full awareness of the status of the property, potential buyers and sellers can negotiate a reasonable price, repair expenses, and decide whether or not the purchase will be a good investment. 



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A COMPLETE HOME INSPECTION COVERS

AN INSPECTION TYPICALLY INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:

 

  • Safety: Our #1 concern is for you & your families safety. We pay extra attention to every item we inspect looking for potential safety hazards and reporting these findings to you in our home inspection report.
  • Structural Components: Foundation, floors, walls, columns, ceilings and roofs.
  • Exterior: Wall cladding, soffit and trim. Entry-way doors and windows. Garage door and operators. Decks, balconies, stoops, steps, walkways, porches and railings.
  • Roofing: Roof coverings, roof drainage systems, flashings, skylights, chimneys and roof penetrations, signs of leaks or abnormal condensation on building components in the attic.
  • Plumbing: Piping materials, main shutoffs, leaks, cross connections, main drain cleanouts, waste and vent systems, and water heaters.
  • Electrical: Service entrance conditions. Main and distribution panels. Amperage and voltage ratings of service. Grounding. Main shutoff. Branch circuit conductors and their over-current protection, amperage and wiring compatibility. Installed lighting fixtures, switches and receptacles, polarity and grounding of all receptacles in all rooms, plus GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) & AFCI (arc fault circuit interrupter) installations as applicable.
  • Central Heating and Air Conditioning: Normal operating controls. Heating, cooling and air handling equipment. Installed heating/cooling source in each room. Chimneys, flues, and vents. Distribution system, filtration, and attic insulation.
  • Chimney and Fireplace: Attic and roof penetrations, spark arrestors, firebox integrity, hearth and mantel safety, flue operation, glass and screen protection, and gas starters.
  • Living Rooms: Walls and ceilings. Floor coverings, steps and stairways, balconies and railings. Doors and windows. Firewalls and egress, and smoke detectors.
  • Bedrooms: Walls and ceilings, floor coverings, doors and windows, closets, firewalls and egress, heating, cooling, and lighting.
  • Bathrooms: Walls and ceilings, floor coverings, doors and windows, counters and cabinets. Faucets and valves, sinks, drains, piping, functional flow, drainage, bathtubs, showers, and toilets.
  • Common Areas: Hallways, kitchen, laundry room, walls and ceilings, floor coverings, doors and windows, appliances, controls, ventilation, counters and cabinets, sinks, faucets and valves, drains and piping, functional flow and drainage.
  • Pools/Spas: Filtration system and operation, interior pool surfaces, exterior decks and surfaces, cleaning system, plumbing condition, electrical function and grounding, fencing and safety issues.
  • And much more...

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