Within the report 8 major systems of the house are inspected:
Construction of walls, ceilings, floors, roof and foundation.
Main panel, circuit breakers, types of wiring, grounding, receptacles, switches, ceiling fans and light fixtures.
Furnaces, air conditioning, duct work, fixed space heater, chimney and fireplace.
Identification of pipe materials used for potable water, drain, waste and vent pipes. Including condition of toilets, showers, sinks, faucets and traps. Hot water heaters.
Ventilation, finishes, moisture seepage
Dishwasher, range and oven, built-in microwaves, garbage disposal, cabinets.
- Interior Components:
Slab, floors, walls, ceiling, attics, vents, entry, firewall, garage door, openers, lights, receptacles, exterior, windows and roof.
- Exterior Components:
Roof inspection, exterior wall coverings, landscaping, grading, elevation, drainage, driveways, fences, sidewalks, fascia, trim, doors, windows, exterior lights and receptacles
Each of the major systems are then broken down into three components;
- Major Concerns
- Minor Concerns
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- What makes the HomeBook report unique:
Puts the home into perspective comparing it to other houses similar in age and style
- Summarizes the major and minor points of concern
- Informs about substandard maintenance and amateur workmanship and has supporting documentation on how to maintain the major components of the house
- Supply references and useful repair guides as well as the life expectancy of the major components of the house
- Report comes in an attractive 250+ page binder that is given at the end of the inspections