Know the Condition of Your Home.
Buying a home is arguably one of the most important financial events in your life.
Why leave it to chance?
Get a professional home inspection and rest 'Assured' that your new home
will be safe for you and your family to move into.
Scroll down to see what services we can offer you.
What services do we offer?
Assured Home Inspection
can check all of the systems in your new or future existing home by performing a professional home inspection. Continue scrolling down to view the services included in a professional home inspection.
Looking to get your ducks in a row? Assured Home Inspection offers pre-listing inspections that can give you a heads-up on what might need attention in
advance of listing your home
on the market,
In addition to our professional home inspections,
Assured Home Inspection offers pest inspections for an additional fee. These inspections are performed by a 3rd party company certified in the field of pest detection and mitigation.
In addition to our professional home inspections,
Assured Home Inspection offers radon inspections for an additional fee. These inspections are performed by a professionally trained and certified local radon testing company.
What's included in a
professional home inspection?
The short answer is a lot.
The longer answer is seen below. As part of our professional home inspection, ASSURED HOME INSPECTION checks all of the systems
(Roof, Drainage, Exterior, Additional Buildings*, Structure, Ventilation, Insulation, Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electrical). We will look for trouble signs and indicators of issues with the house that can't be readily seen in the open. See the panels below for all of the systems we inspect.
Determine age & condition of roofing, number of layers (if necessary), examine condition of penetrations (roof vents, furnace flues, etc.) any valleys, junctions or tie-ins. Make note of gutter condition and performance and any visible issues. Recommend appropriate actions based on current performance of roof and gutters.
Examine and determine condition of house's structure that are visible to the eye. Examine structure for damage, poor workmanship or stress due to forces upon the house (settling). Look for cracks or other signs that may indicate improper modifications. Recommend appropriate actions based on current performance of the house's structural state.
Determine condition of exterior coverings, inspect all seams and identify any gaps or breaks in exterior coverings or treatments. Look for intrusions of moisture, vermin or insects or other forces of nature acting upon the house. Check lay of land for proper drainage of water. Recommend appropriate actions based on current performance of house's exterior.
Determine condition of electrical system in the house based on performance of the system. Inspect wires and connections where visible. Examine the electrical panel and determine age, condition and type of wiring. Test outlets and GFCI performance. Recommend appropriate actions based on current performance of house's electrical grid.
Inspect plumbing based on performance of the system. Determine type of materials and look for improper modifications. Inspect joints and seams for leaks and drains. Check for cross contamination and measure hot and cold water performance. Recommend appropriate actions based on current performance of heating and cooling systems.
Inspect interior of house for telltale signs of distress, leaks, mold, pest or insect intrusions. Examine condition of banisters, baseboards, stair railings, etc. that may pose a trip, burn or general safety hazard. Examine performance of systems in the kitchen such as stoves, sinks, and other ancillary doo-dads permanently installed in the home.
Determine type and condition of insulation in attic and elsewhere if is in the open for inspection. Identify, if possible, that attic is properly vented to avoid ice dams in winter or overheating of roofing materials in summer. Measure depth of insulation and determine current R- value in the attic. Determine if any ducting in attic (if any) is insulated.
WHAT'S NOT COVERED
Anything that is not permanently installed in the home as a necessary addition or upgrade to an existing system. Satellite dishes, antennae, solar panels, some antiquated or archaic heating/cooling systems. Washing and drying machines. Exhaustive, technically detailed measurements and examinations of systems, such as electrical draw, should be performed by a certified specialist.
Determine condition of heating
and cooling systems. Examine
physical condition of furnace and
air conditioner. Run systems and
check performance. Check ducts where visible. Recommend appropriate actions based on current performance of heating and cooling systems.
Examine inside and outside of visible foundation walls. Look for signs of water intrusion or penetration. Look for spalling, cracking, bowing, spreading or other signs of shifting or settling. Test for moisture in the walls or finish materials.
*NOTE: Finished basement inspections can be limited to a visual examination of finished rooms and moisture testing.