What to expect from your inspection.
The home inspection begins on the exterior of the home where our inspector will identify and document (with images) defects pertaining to the roof, exterior, foundation, and grounds (this is usually complete or mostly complete by the time you and/or your agent arrive at the property). Upon your arrival, the home inspector will introduce herself and give you a full rundown on what the home inspection process is and listen to any questions/concerns you may have going into the home inspection.
After gaining access to the interior of the home, the inspector will either remove her shoes or cover them (and wear a mask if anyone on the listing or buying side requests to do so – this can also be requested by any party ahead of time). Safety is paramount as well as respecting the space that we are being allowed to enter.
Next, our inspector will assess and run the appliances in the kitchen as well as locate the clothes washer and dryer so all the items that require time for a full cycle have the time to do so.
Next, our home inspector will locate and fully assess the home’s major systems (HVAC, electrical panel, water heater, and main water and hose bib shut-offs). AFTER she has assessed and documented the systems she will come to get you and walk you through what you have, system design life expectancy, current condition, and how to maintain those systems as you live in the home. Afterward, she will continue with the rest of the interior inspection (including the attic) and then put the home back in the state it was in at the beginning of the home inspection (thermostats, lights, locked doors, etc…)
Finally, the home inspector will go over a comprehensive summary at the end answering any questions you or your agent may have and go over any warranties offered that correlate with the type of inspection performed.
Our goal is to make sure you have a good understanding of the home and its condition at the time of inspection so YOU know what you are purchasing. The home buying process has several layers, steps, and individuals involved. Allow us to make this step a little less stressful for you.
We will talk through any major issues that need to be addressed sooner rather than later. We will also mention the items that you will want to keep an eye on for deferred maintenance. All of this will be detailed in our easy-to-read Spectora report, which will be delivered in HTML format (with the capability to download the PDF version). From that report, you will be able to see the items we discussed, with images for reference.
Furrow Home Inspections thoroughly inspects and reports on the following: