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Buyers Home Inspections

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR INSPECTION

Whether you are buying, selling, or maintaining your home, SunLight Inspection Services provides professional and quality service from the moment you call us. I will walk through your home with you and teach you as much as you want to learn. The inspection will follow the Standards of Practice for home inspectors established by InterNACHI (The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors).

After we walk through the home together, I will personally explain the general condition of the home and systems to you and your agent.

I will talk through any major issues that need to be addressed.

I will also mention the items that you will want to keep an eye on for deferred maintenance.

All of this will be detailed in my easy-to-read report, which will be delivered in PDF format. From that report, you’ll be able to see the items we discussed, with images for reference.

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  • Reports are available on the same day as the inspection.

  • Cost estimates for repairs are available upon request.

  • Buyers' Home Inspections are backed by a 120-day Warranty.

  • An infrared scan is performed at every inspection

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Our Buyer's Home Inspections are backed by a 120 Day Warranty 

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What We Inspect During a Home Inspection

A home inspection is a visual examination of the home's major structure, systems, and components that are visible and safely accessible. A buyer's home inspection involves a comprehensive assessment of the various areas and systems within a home. The goal is to evaluate the condition of the property and identify any issues or potential problems. Here are the typical areas that a buyer's home inspection assesses:

Structural Components: This includes the foundation, walls, roof, and structural integrity of the home. The inspector checks for any signs of damage, settling, or structural issues.

 

Exterior: The inspection covers the exterior components, such as siding, windows, and doors.  This assessment helps identify any maintenance or repair needs.

 

Roofing: The inspector examines the roof for signs of damage, wear, leaks, or missing shingles. We also check the condition of the gutters and downspouts.

 

Plumbing System: The plumbing system is assessed for leaks, water pressure, drainage issues, and the overall condition of pipes, fixtures, and faucets.

 

Electrical System: The inspection includes a review of the electrical wiring, outlets, switches, electrical meter, and the electrical panel.  GFCI's and AFCI's are checked. Any safety concerns are noted. 

 

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems: The inspector evaluates the HVAC systems to ensure they are functioning properly, including checking the furnace, air conditioner, and ductwork.

 

Insulation and Ventilation: This involves assessing the insulation in the attic, as well as checking for proper ventilation in areas like the attic and crawl spaces.

House systems and components in a home inspection.

Interior: The interior of the home is inspected for issues like water damage, mold, structural concerns, and overall maintenance. This includes walls, ceilings, floors, and stairs.

 

Appliances: Built-in appliances are checked for condition and functionality.

 

Attic and Crawl Spaces: These areas are examined for insulation, ventilation, and signs of leaks or pest infestations.

 

Fireplace and Chimney: If applicable, the fireplace and chimney are inspected for safety and functionality.

 

Basement or Crawlspace: The inspector assesses these areas for moisture, water intrusion, and structural issues.

 

Garage: The inspection may include the garage's structural integrity, fire separation, electrical components, and the garage door opener.

 

Exterior Grounds: The property's exterior grounds, such as the landscaping, drainage, and driveway.  

Deck and balconies: This involves checking the deck's attachment to the house, deck flashing, the structure of the deck, deck railings, and stairs. 

A home inspection is a visual examination of the home's major structure, systems, and components that are visible and safely accessible. Buying a home is typically the biggest investment you will ever make, so it's important to get a home inspection because the inspector can find and document defects that may or may not be obvious to you as a prospective buyer.  Such defects can range from simple replacements or repairs to severe damage or safety and health concerns. 

By combining state-of-the-art inspection tools with 23 years of inspection experience we can offer you the highest quality of service.

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Tips for Homebuyers

Inside our free, downloadable booklet, we provide you with valuable tips that can help streamline your real estate transaction by making it go quicker and smoother with the help of your InterNACHI® Certified Professional Inspector.

 

Click the download button to get the Tips for Homebuyers Book now.

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