What to expect from your inspection
Whether you are buying, selling, or maintaining your home, Dwell Inspect Idaho provides professional and quality service from the moment you call us. Our licensed home inspectors will walk through your home with you and teach you as much as you want to learn. We strictly follow the Standards of Practice for home inspectors established by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, the leading home inspection association.
After we walk through the home together, we will personally explain the general condition of the home and systems with you and your agent. We will talk through any major issues that need to be addressed sooner rather than later. We will also mention the items that you will want to keep an eye on for deferred maintenance. All of this will be detailed in my easy-to-read Spectora report, that will be delivered in HTML and/or PDF format. From that report, you’ll be able to see the items we discussed, with images for reference.
Below is a quick overview of the services included in your home inspection, and the major systems that we analyze and assess throughout the process.
The roof is one of the most costly and important structures. We will examine the roof, its structure, shingles/tiles, flashing, gutters, downspouts and more
This includes the exterior walkways and doors, siding, eaves and soffits, fascia, paint, and other such elements of the home’s exterior.
We will visually inspect the HVAC systems including ducts, filters, furnaces and air conditioning units.
We will visually inspect plumbing fixtures for proper function, including tubs, sinks, hoses, showers, and water shut-off valves, and look for leaks and other such flaws.
We will visually inspect both interior and exterior electrical systems including service drops, service masts, grounding, outlets, meters, circuit breakers, and other such systems.
We will test and examine all major appliances that are permanent, like hot water heaters and other permanently installed appliances.
Doors, Windows & Interior
We will check doors and windows for proper sealing and drafts, signs of water damage, and more. I will also check the condition of all visible and accessible interior spaces.
Foundations, Basements & Crawl Spaces
We will examine the foundation, crawlspaces and basements to look for signs of things like past water damage, foundation cracking or shifting, and other such potentially expensive issues.
Attic, Ventilation & Insulation
We will examine the attic to ensure it is properly ventilated, assess the level of insulation, and more.