Fine Tooth Home Inspections
Fine Tooth Home Inspections

Inspection Overview
 

A professional home inspection gives you an independent, unbiased view of the home so that you will have all the facts you need to make a sound, informed decision.

Depending on the size and condition of the home, a thorough home inspection will take no more than four hours, usually between an hour and a half and three hours. Ideally, you will accompany your inspector during the inspection, so that you will have visual reinforcement of your written report.

At Fine Tooth Home Inspections we take our inspections very seriously. Every inspection is a complete and thorough analysis of all the major systems and components of the home. The report includes a clear description of conditions found so you can easily identify them. Our inspectors also provide free consultation the entire time you own the home we inspected for you.

A thorough home inspection by Fine Tooth will include the following:

~ Roof (shingles, flashings, chimneys, vents, trim and gutters, drip edges, skylights, downspouts, and other visible roof related items)

~ Plumbing and Fixtures (water pressure, water distribution system, hose bibs, sinks and faucets, bath/showers and toilets, sanitary system, and other plumbing system components)

~ Heating and Cooling Systems (furnace, air cleaning parts, ductwork, air conditioner and lines, and other visible related HVAC components)

~ Basements, Crawl Spaces, and Foundation (insulation, ventilation, posts, vapor barriers, utility attachment, structural items, floors and walls, and columns)

~ Decks and Porches
~ Fireplaces
~ Overall Structure

 

~ Attics (insulation, ventilation, rafters, joists and collar ties, trusses, wiring attachments, and other visible related items)


~ Interior
(floors and ceilings, walls, stairs (if applicable) and banisters, sinks, cabinets, built-in appliances, smoke detectors if accessible and safety-related items, and other visible interior-related components)

~ Electrical Systems (service entry and clearances, service panel, switches and outlets, visible wiring and junction boxes, grounding system, and other related electrical components)

~ Exterior (siding materials, attachments, windows, doors, sashes and lintels, vents, entryways, and other visible exterior related components)