Pre-Purchase Inspections

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Inside 

Electrical

Identify the type of wiring, test all outlets and make sure there are GFCIs installed where needed to protect from electrical shock. Inspect the electrical panel for any safety issues.

Fire Safety

Heating and AC

Test smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarms and ensure that the correct fire separations are in place between the attached garage and home. Check the fireplace for proper installation and maintenance.

Determine the age of the furnace and air conditioner, whether or not they function properly, and possibly recommend repairs or maintenance

Plumbing

Check faucets and showers, looking for visible leaks as well as testing water pressure. Identify the types of pipes used, if visible. Identify the location of the main water shutoff valve.

Bathrooms

Check for visible leaks, properly secured toilets, and proper ventilation to prevent moisture related issues.

Water Heater

Determine the age of the water heater and check for proper installation. We can also determine the condition and possibly give an estimated remaining life span of the unit.

Attic

Check for structural damage and proper ventilation. Check insulation and ensure that nothing is ventilated directly into the attic, such as the bathroom or kitchen.

Laundry Room

Check for proper hookups and proper ventilation. A poorly ventilated dryer exhaust can be a serious fire hazard.

Basement

Check foundation walls and signs of moisture or water intrusion. Check for structural damage of floor system.

Outside 

Roof

Check for roof damage or poor installation that may allow for water penetration as well as checking the condition of the gutters.

Foundation

Grading

Check for cracks, settling or possible foundation failure.

Check to ensure that the ground slopes away from the house, which prevents water from entering the house or causing damage to the foundation.

Exterior Walls

Check for damaged or missing siding, cracks, and excessive soil contact which can be an invitation for pests and moisture damage.

Garage

Test the garage door including safety stops. Check for proper ventilation and properly located ignition sources. 

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