What is a home inspection?

A home inspection is a visual inspection of the structure and components of a home to find items that are not performing correctly or items that are unsafe. If a problem or a symptom of a problem is found, Aaron’s Home Inspections will include a description of the problem in a written report and may recommend further evaluation on the date of the inspection.

What do your home inspections include?

Aaron’s Home Inspections include evaluations of the following:

  • Site:
    Land contour, drainage, driveways, walkways, porches, decks, retaining walls, parking structures, and evidence of abandoned oil tanks.
  • Foundation:
    Cracks, settlement, deterioration, moisture influx, and piers.
  • Exterior:
    Siding, trim, entry doors, garage doors, windows, and chimneys.
  • Structure:
    Framing of sub-floors, stairs, walls, ceilings, and roofs.
  • Roofing:
    Roof coverings, flashings, skylights, gutters, downspouts, eaves, and soffits.
  • Plumbing:
    Water pressure, piping, fixtures, faucets, drains, vents, and water heaters.
  • Electrical:
    Service conductors, main and sub-panels, breakers and fuses, grounding, switches, receptacles, fixtures, fans, smoke detectors, GFI function, etc.
  • Heating:
    Furnace or boiler ducts, radiators, registers, woodstoves, and central air conditioning.
  • Insulation:
    Attic, ceiling, wall and floor insulation, and vapor barriers.
  • Ventilation:
    Attic, crawlspace, kitchen, bath and laundry ventilation
  • Interior:
    Walls, floors, ceilings, doors, woodwork, cabinets, bathroom finish, fireplaces, etc.
  • Built-In Appliances:
    Ranges, ovens, microwaves, disposals, dishwashers, and trash compactors.
  • Pest and Dry Rot