What Do I Inspect

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  • Electrical

Accessible wiring from the Street to the meter and service panel;

Main disconnect and service amperage

All electrical panels within the property

Breakers and/or Fuses

Antiquated electrical installations

Accessible Grounding and Bonding

Accessible Grounded and Ungrounded Outlets

GFCI's, and AFCI's

  • Roof, Trim, Vents and Proper Flashing Installations
  • Eaves, Soffits, Rakes and Fascia Boards
  • Gutters, Downspouts and Proper Exterior Drainage
  • Driveways, Walkways and Retaining Walls
  • Grading and Overall Property Drainage
  • Chimney, Dormers, Skylights and all Roof Penetrations
  • Siding, Windows and Transition Flashings
  • Garage Doors , Electronic Openers and Safety Sensors
  • Deck Components, Stoops, Porches, Railings and Patios
  • Interior Walls, Floors and Ceilings
  • Plumbing Piping - Waste and Supply Pipes
  • Kitchen Plumbing, Bath Fixtures, and all Faucets
  • Windows, Doors, Locks and Hardware
  • Exposed Structure, Foundation and Framing
  • Heating and Air Conditioning System
  • Water Heating System
  • Water Main, Gas Meter or Oil Tank
  • Fireplace, Damper Operation, Exposed Flue and Hearth
  • Attic Insulation, Ventilation and Active Leaks
  • Basement and/or Crawlspace
  • Water Penetration and Foundation/Structure Movement
  • Accessible Sump Pump floats
  • Wood Boring Insects
  • And much, much more...
  • All Safety Concerns will be addressed immediately

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Here is what my clients have to say about my home inspection services:

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Buying a home is arguably the most important, exciting and nerve-wracking purchase a person will ever make.  This is the reason you need a great home inspector, and Dave Valley is just that.  He is empathetic – he understands and appreciates the various emotions a potential home-buyer goes through.  Most importantly, Dave provides you with objective information so you can make the most informed decision possible. 

 

It was a pleasure working with Dave – he contains all the qualities that make a great home inspector – he is the consummate professional, prompt, courteous, meticulous in his detail and honest.  Dave was reasonably priced – in fact Dave charged me the same amount I spent 10 years earlier on a smaller house and provided a far better work product. 

Prompt

I arrived at the house at the agreed upon time on a cold and nasty day, and found Dave outside inspecting the exterior of the home.  He was already a half hour into his inspection – I think this exemplifies and is symbolic of the fact that Dave is respectful of his client’s time. 

Courteous

Dave was pleasant to deal with, personable and thoughtful not only to his client but also to the buyer’s real estate agent.  

Detail-oriented

Dave spent almost four hours in his investigation of a 2,000 square foot house.  He answered all my questions and reviewed every observation he had with me.  David provided a detailed report, and encouraged me to call and email him to discuss the report and to ask questions. 

Conclusion

The highest compliment I can give Dave is to say that I would use him again and will encourage and recommend him to others. 

Michael S. Giaimo

                                               

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Last updated on  Feb 07, 2017