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What To Expect On Inspection Day

Getting ready for inspection day

Inspection day is a momentous day for all parties, especially if you are a first-time homebuyer. A typical inspection may take two to four hours or more, depending on the complexity of the home, age, and type of the home’s structure. A typical home inspection covers all major mechanical systems, structural integrity, cosmetic features and other aspects of the house.

On inspection day

On the day of the inspection, the inspector performs an initial site evaluation. Then the inspector takes you on a tour to point out the assets as well as any potential problems. Pay attention, watch, ask questions and learn. A thorough inspection can find problems related to water entry, roof leaks, insect infestation, unsafe wiring, failed septic systems, poor plumbing, wet basements, mold and mildew, and safety hazards.

Our team at Travis & Associates conducts a thorough assessment of the following areas during a homebuyer inspection:

  • Heating and cooling systems
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Interior and exterior
  • Garages
  • Baths
  • Kitchen, which includes cabinets, counters, sinks, faucets, garbage disposals and other built-in appliances
  • Insects
  • Exterior walls
  • Parapets, trim
  • Chimney
  • Foundation
  • Slabs
  • Basement and crawl space
  • Examination of the attic and roof to assess the insulation, ventilation, framing, roof surface, flashing, penetrations, drainage, overhangs, gutters, and downspouts

After the inspection

At the end of the inspection, the homebuyer typically receives a written report detailing all the findings. The report should contain photographs and descriptions of any damage or defects found during the inspection as well as details on the location of damage.

Travis & Associates provide a homebuyer inspection report with over 1,000+ points of inspection, pictures, and videos n compliance with industry standards mandated by InterNACHI and ASHI. We also offer on-site guidance so homebuyers can realize the highest value from the transaction. By combining radon testing and sewer scope services with our home inspection expertise, we offer the one-stop guidance that every homebuyer needs. In working with Travis & Associates, homebuyers will have the advantage of unbiased guidance, proven expertise and, exceptional service to help them make an informed decision about their future home.