|| About Home Inspections ||

A home inspection is a limited visual inspection of the structure and the major systems within. The major areas inspected are Roof, Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning Systems, Basements/Crawl Spaces/Foundations, Attics, Interior, Electric, and Exterior. This inspection is an unbiased understanding of the property to help you make an informed decision on the house you want to purchase.

A home inspection highlights both benefits and possible repairs needed prior to the purchase of the home some of which you may completed before moving in by the seller. If you don’t know much about homes or if this is your first purchase, it may also give you some framework for maintaining your home.

As a home inspector, I am working for you. Not the buyer/seller. Not the bank. You.

 

|| Q & A ||

Do I need a home inspection?

A home inspection is sometimes required by your lender but not always. If it isn’t required, they are highly recommended. With a home being one of the biggest investments you will probably make in your lifetime, it is good to know as much about the property as possible. I am committed to following Oklahoma’s Standard of Practices. A good home inspection will identify concerns that you may not even be aware of.

 

How long does it take?

Home inspections vary according to the age of the home, how large it is, what the general condition of the property, etc. In general, a thorough and well done home inspection usually takes around an hour per 1,000 sq ft with a minimum of 1 1/2-2 hours.

 

What about the report?

A report is the end result of a home inspection. It is what you will take away and be able to see the concerns with the property inspected. According to the Oklahoma Construction Industries Board, there is a standard of practice as to what we must inspect. All of these are covered and can be found here. Please download a sample report here so you know what to expect. Let us know if you have any questions!

Smith-10002 – Sample Report                                Lovely-10003 – Sample Report

 

How much does it cost?

Our home inspections are based on square footage, type of foundation, number of heating/cooling units and age of the property. Please visit the contact page to request a quote. We would love to talk to you about how we can help you with your home inspection needs. Within 12 hours you will receive a full digital report on the property with photos so you can see what each issue is as well as a booklet with helpful tools to maintain your house.

 

What is included in a Home Inspection?

Roofing Components

Shingles, flashings, chimneys, vents, trim, gutters, drip edges, skylights, downspouts, and other visible roof related items.

Plumbing and Fixture

Water pressure, water distribution system, hose bibs, sinks and faucets, bath/showers and toilets, sanitary system, and other plumbing system components.

Heating and Air Conditioning Systems

Furnace, air cleaning parts, ductwork, air conditioner and lines, and other visible related HVAC components.

Basements, Crawl Spaces and Foundations

Insulation, ventilation, posts, vapor barriers, utility attachment, structural items, floors and walls, and columns.

Attics

Insulation, ventilation, rafters, joists and collar ties, trusses, wiring attachments, and other visible related items.

Interior Features

Floors and ceiling, walls, stairs (if applicable) and banisters, finishes, sinks, cabinets, shelving, built-in appliances, fireplaces, smoke detectors and safety-related items, and other visible interior-related components.

Electrical Systems

Service entry and clearances, service panel, switches and outlets, visible wiring and junction boxes, grounding system, recalled, obsolete, unsafe and other related electrical components.

Exterior Structures

Siding materials, attachments, windows, door, sashes and lintels, vents, entryways, decks, porches and other visible exterior related components.