InsideView Inspections – Tips for Your Home Inspection Checklist

What We Inspect

Making a major purchase such as a house requires a dedicated team. Besides your real estate professional and lender, a home inspector is critical to helping make sure you are covered. Call you to discuss any questions or concerns – but at the minimum expect the below…

The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) has a Standards of Practice page that outlines minimum and uniform standards that you should expect from an inspection. They include the following:

  • Structural elements.Construction of visible foundation; evidence of sagging or bowing of the structure; and window alignment.
  • Leaks from septic tank; proper drainage; and condition of driveways, fences, and sidewalks.
  • Roof. Condition of shingles; any repairs/patches to flat roofs; clear vents; damage to chimneys; and properly working gutters.
  • Exterior surfaces. Correct clearance between ground and siding material; condition of exterior paint or siding; and properly working lights and electrical outlets.
  • Attic. Sufficient insulation; proper ventilation; and any sign of leaking or water damage.
  • Interior plumbing. No damaged or leaking pipes; proper hot water temperature; and functioning toilets, sinks, bathtubs, and showers.
  • Electrical system. Up-to-code condition and type of visible wiring, and proper function of circuit breakers, outlets, light fixtures, and fans.
  • Appliances. Proper function of stove, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, washer and dryer, and all other appliances.
  • Heating and cooling systems. Condition of furnace, air conditioning (temperature permitting), water heater, chimney, and fireplace.
  • Basement. Solid foundation, walls, and floors, with no signs of water intrusion or damage.
  • Garage. Solid foundation, windows, ceiling, framing, and roof; working garage door opener; up-to-code electrical system; and proper function of outlets.

Welcome to InsideView Inspections! Arizona Home Inspectors

The process of buying a home can be a stressful and at times confusing, but here at InsideView we strive to help make it seamless, painless and exciting.

A Home Inspection is a visual inspection of a structure, made by a qualified professional, who is trained and has experience evaluating all the component features in a house, and who is able to give a clear and accurate picture of the condition of the components.

After finding your ideal home, you plan to get a Home Inspection to make sure there are no major flaws in the condition of the house. While things may visually appear to be fine, damage to an infrastructure, foundation or major system (HVAC, plumbing, electrical, etc.) in the home can be costly. This is one risk buyers take when purchasing an existing home, while newly-built properties will comply with the most recent codes and won’t need any repairs, as features will be brand new.

It is important to connect with your InsideView Inspector as soon as the inspection is complete. They will review notes with you, and summarize what the major issues are (if any), and what areas are in need of near term maintenance.

Use the Contact Us to order your inspection or feel free to email us at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.