A home inspection is an evaluation of the overall condition of a residential property, which is useful for both home buyers and home sellers, as well as real estate professionals. It helps the parties to a home sale understand the functions of the various systems and components of the home, as well as the maintenance issues related to home ownership.
A general home inspection is a non-invasive evaluation of the visible and accessible structure, systems and components of a home. While a home inspection will not reveal every issue that exists, and is not a warranty of the current or future condition of the home, an InterNACHI-Certified Professional Inspector® is trained to identity material defects within a home’s specific systems and components that may have a significant, adverse impact on the value of the property, as well as those that pose m unreasonable risk to the home’s occupants.
In addition to the standard items listed here, call me to find out about my specialized inspection services.
Certified lnterNACHI Inspector
• I am a member in good standing of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI).
• I adhere to the Inter NA CHI Standards of Practice.
• I abide by the InterNACHI Code of Ethics.
• I stay up to date with the latest inspection techniques in the industry through Continuing Education.
I will inspect:
• the exterior wall-covering material, flashing rnd trim;
• all exterior doors, decks, stoops, steps, stairs, porches, railings, eaves, soffits and fascias;
• and report as in need of repair any improper spacing between intermediate balusters, spindles and rails for steps, stairways, balconies and railings;
• a representative number of windows;
• the vegetation, surface drainage, and retaining walls;
• and describe the exterior wall covering.
I will inspect:
• and describe the fireplace;
• the fireplace, and open and close the damper door, if readily accessible and operable;
• the hearth extensions and permanently installed components;
• and report as in need of repair deficiencies in the lintel, hearth or material surrounding the fireplace, including the fireplace opening’s clearance from visible combustible materials.
I will inspect (from ground level or the eaves):
• the roof-covering materials;
• the gutters;
• the downspouts;
• the vents, flashings, skylights, chimney, and other roof penetrations; and
• the general structure of the roof from the readily accessible panels, doors or stairs.
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Maryland & Virginia