You can't judge a book by its cover. The same is true of a home. The only way to be sure that you are getting
what you pay for is to thoroughly inspect every system of the home. This will help determine the integrity of
each system, and identify any current of future needs for maintenance or repairs.
We understand how confusing it can be to assess the value of a home, and we do our best to make
sure you have the information you need. We review the entire inspection report with you, section by secttion,
and answer any questions you may have. Support is also provided after the inspection, to make sure that all of
your questions are answered.
A thorough inspection is performed on the exterior service drop, system grounding,
interior panel, outlets, switches and fixtures.
the overhead service conductors and attachment point;
the service head, gooseneck and drip loops;
the service mast, service conduit and raceway;
the electric meter and base;
the main service disconnect;
panelboards and over-current protection devices (circuit breakers and fuses);
service grounding and bonding;
a representative number of switches, lighting fixtures and receptacles, including receptacles
observed and deemed to be arc-fault circuit interrupter (AFCI)-protected using the AFCI test button,
all ground-fault circuit interrupter receptacles and circuit breakers observed and deemed to be
GFCIs using a GFCI tester, where possible; and
for the presence of smoke and carbon-monoxide detectors.
II. The inspector shall describe:
the main service disconnect's amperage rating, if labeled; and
the type of wiring observed.
III. The inspector shall report as "in need of correction:"
deficiencies in the integrity of the service-entrance conductors’ insulation, drip loop, and
vertical clearances from grade and roofs;
any unused circuit-breaker panel opening that was not filled;
the presence of solid conductor aluminum branch-circuit wiring, if readily visible;
any tested receptacle in which power was not present, polarity was incorrect, the cover was not in
place, the GFCI devices were not properly installed or did not operate properly, evidence of arcing or
excessive heat, and where the receptacle was not grounded or was not secured to the wall; and
the absence of smoke and/or carbon monoxide detectors.
All visible sinks, tubs, showers, faucet fixtures, vents and drains will be inspected
to ensure they are working properly.