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The Home Inspection

 HOME INSPECTION

Many buyers choose to have Home Inspections, at their expense, when purchasing their new home.  In fact, most offers are subject to having a home inspection.  By having a home inspection the home's vital systems are checked.

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.

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