THE INSPECTION: WHAT TO EXPECT
A home inspection is a complete examination of the condition of a home—an inexpensive way to discover the universal condition of a home before making what might be the biggest, and most important purchase of your life.
When performing your inspection, Summit Home Inspection goes the extra mile to ensure that you get the most comprehensive information possible. That includes squeezing under the house into crawl spaces, and rooting around in attics and other tight spots. Not every home inspector can, or will, do these things, but it's an important part of the process as those can be the spots where potentially expensive plumbing or electrical problems are hiding.
Structure: the skeleton of the house, its foundation and framing
Exterior: walks, driveway, siding, drainage system, gutters, doors and windows
Roofing: roof coverings, drainage, flashings, skylights and chimneys
Plumbing: water supply, drainage system, and hot water heater
Electrical: service entrance wires, breakers and fuses, and disconnects, as well as checking all available outlets for proper wiring and function.
Heating: heating systems, vents, flues, chimneys and heating energy source
Air conditioning: home cooling system, including central and through-wall cooling equipment
Interior: walls, ceilings and floors.
Ventilation: adequate insulation and mechanical ventilation systems
Learn more about your inspector, Mark Winterowd, and his background/qualifications on our About Us page
Answers to Frequently asked questions.
CAN WE ATTEND THE INSPECTION?
I deeply encourage my clients to meet with me at the home, at the conclusion of the inspection. We'll cover the good and bad of my findings together, and make sure you understand which items really need attention, as well as pointing out findings that can be easily remedied.
YOU'LL REALLY BUY BACK MY HOME?
Not me personally — but the professional organization that I belong to (InterNACHI) will. It's a paid program that we participate in to provide you will total peace of mind in your your choice to use our services. Get more details on our Guarantee page or on the program website: www.nachi.org/buy.htm
HOW LONG UNTIL I RECEIVE MY REPORT?
At the end of the day, I will gather all of the findings from your inspection into an easy-to-read written report. You will have a digital version of your report within 24 hours, with a printed version available at any time.
HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS?
Home buying is a complex process! If you have other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Mark personally via any of the methods in the contact info below. We're here to help.