A home is likely the largest purchase you’ll ever make. To ensure you are making an informed home buying decision, Craig Farmer should be your first call when it comes to determining the condition of the home.

A home inspection report documents the findings of a thorough inspection of the major elements and systems of a home. It’s a truly objective look at a house by a trained professional.

What’s covered in the inspection?

Roof
The roof inspection will include the roof covering and visible flashing, as well as any skylights, chimneys, gutters, and downspouts, to determine condition.

Exterior Elements
All readily accessible siding or wall-cladding systems, windows, doors, porches, decks, and stairways will be inspected for condition.

Foundation and Substructure
Accessible load-bearing members and other major structural components found in basements and crawlspaces will be inspected, including the visible foundation, floor slab, and floor framing, to determine their condition.

Interior Elements
The inspection of the interior will include an assessment of the condition of accessible attic areas, stairways, and all visible walls, ceilings, and floors throughout the house.

Central Heating System
The home’s heating system(s), including the heating unit and associated fuel-supply and venting components as well as visible portions of the distribution system, will be inspected to determine condition and operability.

Central Cooling System
The home’s central air conditioning system(s), including visible components of the distribution system and built-in wall units, will be inspected to determine condition and function.

Interior Plumbing System
All visible components of the water supply, distribution, and waste systems will be inspected for condition and functional flow. The hot-water heating equipment, venting, and fuel-supply systems will also be inspected.

Interior Electrical System
The accessible components of the electrical system including the service panels and exposed wiring, will be inspected. A representation number of fixtures, switches, and receptacles will also be inspected for function.

Built-In Kitchen Appliances
Major built-in kitchen appliances (including ovens, ranges, ook tops, and dishwashers) will be inspected for condition and operation.