Your home inspection will be performed in accordance with the Standards of Practice of the State of Alabama and the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and will include an evaluation and description of:
For the Standards of Practice of the State of Alabama go to their website http://bc.alabama.gov/chapter170x25.htm
Structural Components: The structural components including foundation and framing. The floor wall and ceiling structure, the under-floor crawl space, the roof structure and the attic.
Exterior: The exterior wall covering, flashing and trim. All exterior doors, attached decks, balconies, stoops, steps, porches, and their associated railings. The eaves, soffits, and fascias where accessible from the ground level. The vegetation, grading, surface drainage, and retaining walls on the property when any of these are likely to adversely affect the building. Walkways, patios, and driveways leading to dwelling entrances.
Roof System: The roof covering, the roof drainage systems, the flashing, the skylights, chimneys, and roof penetrations. We Inspect from a ladder at the eaves or walking the roof unless it is unsafe or damage to the roof can occur.
Plumbing System: The interior water supply and distribution systems including fixtures and faucets. The drain, waste and vent systems including fixtures. The water heating equipment, the vent systems, visible flues, and chimneys. The fuel storage and fuel distribution systems. The drainage sumps, sump pumps, and related piping.
Electrical System: The service drop. The service entrance conductors, cables, and raceways. The service equipment and main disconnects. The service grounding. The interior components of service panels and sub panels. The conductors. The over-current protection devices. A representative number of installed lighting fixtures, switches, and receptacles. The ground fault circuit interrupters.
Heating System: The installed heating equipment. The vent systems, visible flues, and chimneys.
Air Conditioning Systems: The installed central and through-wall cooling equipment.
Interior: The walls, ceilings, and floors. The steps, stairways, and railings. The counter tops and a representative number of installed cabinets. A representative number of doors and windows. Garage doors and garage door operators.
Insulation and ventilation: The insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces. The ventilation of attics and foundation areas. The mechanical ventilation systems. Describe the insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces, the absence of insulation in unfinished spaces at conditioned surfaces.
Fireplaces and Solid Fuel Burning Appliances: The system components, the vent systems, visible flues, and chimneys.