9500 Cherry Grove Road Linville, VA 22834
The purpose of a home inspection is to provide the consumer with comprehensive information to help them make a confident and informed decision when buying a home.
As we complete your home inspection we have two main goals. Our first goal is to inform you about the status of the structure and systems of the home. The second goal is to explain the unique future maintenance needs of the home.
The most common use for a home inspection is to assist a client in making a more informed purchasing decision. The inspector may also educate the buyer as to typical life expectancies, items to budget for replacement as well as how to take care of and maintain the property.
Due to the education factor of a home inspection, we strongly encourage clients to be present for the home inspection in order to get the most information possible from the inspection.
Home inspections can be used for other purposes as well. Other types of inspections include pre-purchase inspection, new home construction, one-year walk-through inspections, pre-listing inspections and inspections for the purpose of litigation in construction defect cases.
The Commonwealth of Virginia has a volunteer Certification Program (State Certified Home Inspector). Virginia outlines the areas of inspection. This means we will attempt to inspect all of the following (when accessible):
Roof, vents, flashing and trimGutters and downspoutsSkylight, chimney and other roof penetrationsDecks, stoops, porches, walkways, and railingsEaves, soffit and fasciaGrading and drainageBasement, foundation and crawl spaceWater penetration and foundation movementHeating systemsCooling systemsMain water shut off valvesWater heating systemInterior plumbing fixtures and faucetsDrainage sump pumps with accessible floatsElectrical service line and meter boxMain disconnect and service amperageElectrical panels, breakers and fusesGFCIs and AFCIsFireplace damper door and hearthInsulation and ventilationGarage doors, safety sensors, and openers
And much more...Our reports are completed and made available within 24 hours of the inspection. The client will receive a detailed home inspection report with narratives, recommendations, and photos of the property and its components. The report will note any major concerns or safety hazards. The report is delivered via email as a PDF document. A hardcopy can be provided at client request.