Whether you are buying a home, planning to sell your home or if you just want to know the status of your home's systems, a home inspection is essential to get the data you need to make future decisions. 

 

B & D Home Inspections can and will provide you with that data!

With every inspection, our goal is to make sure you have a clear understanding of your home systems and the general condition of each system.  During and after the inspection, our inspector will go over all of the findings from the inspection with you and answer any questions you might have.  We will discuss in detail and show you the items that need attention with focus on potential safety concerns.  All of this information will be provided to you in a detailed report in  PDF and on-line format.  Each item in your report will have wording to explain what makes it a defect, along with a recommended course of action.  The report will also contain general information about your home systems and materials such as age and type of HVAC system, fuel sources, roofing material and other similar items. 

  • B & Home Inspections inspects and reports on all of the following items according to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) Standards of Practice (SOP):

  • Roof: roof-covering materials, gutters, downspouts, vents, flashing, skylights, chimney, and other roof penetrations, and the general structure of the roof

  • Exterior: exterior wall-covering materials, eaves, soffits, fascia, windows, exterior doors, flashing, trim, walkways, driveways, stairs, steps, stoops, stairways, ramps, porches, patios, decks, balconies, carports, railings, guards, handrails, vegetation, surface drainage, retaining walls and grading of the property

  • Basements, Foundations, Crawlspaces and Structural Components

  • Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

  • Plumbing: main water supply shut-off, main fuel supply shut-off valve, water heating equipment, interior water supply, fixtures and faucets, toilets, sinks, tubs, showers, drains, waste and vent systems, and drainage sump pumps with accessible floats.

  • Electrical: electrical service, electric meter, electrical main disconnect, electric panelboards and over-current protection devices (circuit breakers and fuses), grounding and bonding, switches, lighting fixtures, receptacles (including ground-fault circuit interrupter receptacles and circuit breakers), smoke and carbon-monoxide detectors.

  • Fireplaces: fireplace enclosures, openings, damper doors, chimneys, cleanout doors and frames

  • Insulation and Ventilation:  insulation in unfinished spaces, including attics, crawlspaces and foundation areas; ventilation of unfinished spaces, including attics, crawlspaces and foundation areas; and mechanical exhaust systems in the kitchen, bathrooms and laundry area.

  • Interior: doors, windows, floors, walls, ceilings, stairs, steps, landings, stairways, ramps, railings, guards and handrails

  • Garage:  garage vehicle doors and the operation of garage vehicle door openers including safety mechanisms