A commercial property inspection or a home inspection is NOT a pass or fail. It can help educate you on your property, therefore giving you an opportunity to learn about your investment. The process normally takes roughly 2.5 to 4 hours to complete. You will receive a personal walk through of the property noting our findings while answering any question you may have as well. Within 36 hours you will receive the narrative and digital inspection report via email, which is a very detailed report loaded with pictures and notations. Every buyers standard home inspection from Mack Property Inspections, LLC comes with a 90 day home warranty from RWS!
YOUR PROPERTY INSPECTION REPORT
An inspector will inspect entry ways, foundations, siding and porches looking for such symptoms of trouble as sagging roof lines, gaps in or damage to the siding, porches pulling away from the building, obvious signs of rot or insect damage (although this is not a substitute for a pest inspection) settlement, and cracks in foundations. Inspectors will usually probe the sill or (the wooden support that sits on the foundation and into which the framing is fastened) and framing where it is exposed, to test for soft or hollow spots caused by rot or pests.
Includes a visual assessment of decks, balconies, eaves, soffits and fascias. An inspector will look at the grading of the land around the house for obvious drainage problems, and check walkways and driveways for apparent deterioration or safety concerns. The inspector will also visually inspect vegetation surrounding the house for obvious problems such as the intrusion of roots near the foundation or buried utilities or overgrowth that might promote excess humidity or contribute to security issues. Electric garage door openers should be checked to confirm they are in compliance with current safety standards. The exterior inspection is not expected to include outbuildings or fences, or any evaluation of hydraulic or geologic conditions.
Some inspectors will get up on any roof, some will tackle low slopes, and others rely on binoculars to check portions of the roof visible from the ground or will inspect lower parts of roofs from upper floor windows. The estimated age of a roof might be as good an indicator of its condition. Where safely possible, an inspector should also report on roof drainage systems, flashings, skylights, chimneys, and roof penetrations (for vents and flues).
Electrical System Inspection
The inspector should check for over current protections, grounding, and the presence of any aluminum wiring (a serious fire hazard and banned for many years in most states). Most inspectors remove the face of the electrical box if it is safe to do so. The inspector should also check a representative number of switches and outlets in the house. The inspector should note the adequacy of smoke detectors if the state does not require a separate inspection by the local fire department before the deed transfers.
Heating and Air Conditioning Systems
Includes a visual scan of floors, walls and ceilings for signs of water intrusion, or sagging. Stairways and railings will be checked for safety and code compliance and a sample of windows and doors inspected for condition and ease of operation. Inspector should look at countertops and a representative number of the kitchen cabinet interiors and drawers for condition and integrity. The basement should be checked for indications of previous water intrusion and signs of structural problems.
Ventilation & Insulation
Poor ventilation can lead to rot, mold, poor air quality or excessive energy consumption. An inspector should check insulation and vapor barriers in unfinished areas of the attic and in the foundation area and look for the presence and operation of any mechanical ventilation systems in the attic and other high humidity areas such as kitchens and bath. Insulation should be checked where visible for proper installation and thickness.
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