What to Expect from Your Inspection

Whether you are buying, selling or maintaining your home, RTown Home Inspections will provide you with a professional and quality service from the moment you call me. I’ll encourage you to be part of the inspection process from start to finish. After we are done, I will review with you and your agent the general condition of the home, items that you will want to keep an eye on for deferred maintenance and we will talk through any major issues that need to be addressed sooner rather than later. All of this will be detailed in my easy-to-read Spectora report, that will be delivered in HTML and/or PDF format. From that report, you’ll be able to see the items we discussed, with images for reference.

What’s Included in a Home Inspection?

RTown Home Inspections thoroughly inspects and reports on all major components of the property to expose unknown defects and advise you about future maintenance on your home:

  • Structural Systems

    Foundations, grading & drainage, basements, walkways, and floor, wall and ceiling structures.

  • Roofing

    Roof coverings, drainage systems, flashings and skylights, chimneys and other roof penetrations.

  • Electrical Systems

    Service entrance and panels, branch circuits, connected devices and fixtures, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and making sure your outlets are GFCI-protected.

  • Plumbing

    Fixtures and faucets, water supply systems, drain, waste and vent systems, water heater, vents, flues and chimneys, and any sump pumps or fuel storage and distribution systems.

  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems

    Heating and cooling equipment, ducts, vents and flues.

  • Appliances

    Dishwasher, garbage disposal, range hood, range or oven, cooktop, microwave, trash compactor, bathroom exhaust fans, garage door operator, and other built-in appliances.

  • Exterior

    Siding, windows, exterior doors, flashing & trim, walkways, driveways, stairs, patios & decks, and drainage.

  • Attic, Insulation, Ventilation

    Insulation and ventilation of unfinished spaces, including attics, crawl spaces, foundation areas and exhaust systems.

  • Fireplace

    Check for loose brick in fireplace hearth and mantel, check firebox, chimney liner, and damper.