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Cape Cod Building Inspectors - Building & Home Inspections


Cape Cod Building Inspectors - Building & Home Inspections

Home inspections usually include a thorough inspection of the following areas/systems:

Exterior
  • Condition of the roof surface
  • Exterior chimney
  • Exterior siding
  • Exterior trim
  • Exposed gutters and downspouts
  • Foundations and sills
  • Yard drainage and landscape
  • Basement entrance
  • Window wells
  • Exterior outlets and lighting
  • Any evidence of wood destroying insects
  • Ground pitch (making sure it is away from the home)
  • Exterior and interior of garage, decks, porches, walkways and driveways
  • Retaining walls
Basement
  • Accessible foundation and floor
  • Crawl area and ventilation
  • Windows
  • Load bearing girders
  • Support columns
  • Sill, sub floor and floor joists
  • Interior chimney
  • Bulkhead/walkout
  • Check for evidence of wood destroying insects
  • Inspect for water penetration, past or present
Heating
  • Fire grade sheetrock
  • Emergency shut off
  • Exposed flue and damper from heat plant
  • Burner/Gun
  • Fire box liner
  • Asbestos like material
  • Boiler
  • Circulator pump
  • Zone valve and pipes
  • Furnace, circulator fan and filter
  • Duct work (in basement)
  • Thermostats
  • Fuel Tank
Attic
  • Access to attic
  • Structural supports
  • Roof backings Ceiling joist
  • Flashing Insulation (visible attic only)
  • Ventilation
  • Whole house fan
  • Evidence of water penetration
Cooling
  • Compressor Evaporator unit
  • Service line
  • Condenser drain
  • Temperature at service line
  • Electric disconnect
  • Compressor slab
Electrical
  • Accessible wiring
  • Service panel box
  • Fuses and circuit breakers
  • Service panel box
  • Junction box covers
  • Switch plate covers
Plumbing
  • Supply and waste systems
  • Visual condition of accessible feed lines and connectors within structure
  • Visual condition of accessible waste lines/connections within structure
  • Main vent stack
  • Accessible well equipment
  • Laundry tub
  • Washer/dryer connections
  • Hot water heater
  • Interior sewer ejector pump
Interior
  • Doors
  • Fireplace/wood stove
  • Stairway and handrail
  • Halls
  • Skylight
  • Bathroom and all fixtures including tile/fiberglass
  • Kitchen and all fixtures
  • Appliances: stove, garbage disposal, dishwasher
  • Ceilings, windows, walls, floors, doors, electrical outlets, heat sources in every room
Garage
  • Structural inspection of accessible foundation, floor, walls and sills
  • Complete inspection of doors including (operation) electric opener
  • Fume barrier and fire door
  • Fire grade sheetrock
  • Roof
  • Check for evidence of wood destroying insects

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