Home Inspection Services Iowa City, Cedar Rapids and the Corridor
A Home Inspection is a Limited, non invasive examination of a home. The Home Inspector describes the condition of the home at the time of inspection but does not guarantee future condition, efficiency or life of systems or components. The Home Inspector prepares a written report of the findings. The Client then uses the knowledge gained to make informed decisions about their Real Estate transactions.
Components Inspected in the home.
STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS including the foundation and framing.
1. The methods used to inspect under-floor
crawlspaces and attics.
2. The foundation.
3. The floor structure.
4. The wall structure.
5. The ceiling structure.
6. The roof structure.
1. Wall coverings, flashing, and trim.
2. Exterior doors.
3. Attached and adjacent decks, balconies, stoops, steps, porches, and their associated railings.
4. Eaves, soffits, and fascias where accessible from the ground level.
5. Vegetation, grading, surface drainage, and retaining walls that are likely to adversely affect the building.
6. Adjacent and entryway walkways, patios, and driveways.
1. Roofing materials.
2. Roof drainage systems.
4. Skylights, chimneys, and roof penetrations.
1. Interior water supply and distribution systems including fixtures and faucets.
2. Interior drain, waste, and vent systems including fixtures.
3. Water heating equipment and hot water
4. Vent systems, flues, and chimneys.
5. Fuel storage and fuel distribution systems.
6. Sewage ejectors, sump pumps, and related
1. Service drop.
2. Service entrance conductors, cables, and
3. Service equipment and main disconnects.
4. Service grounding.
5. Interior components of service panels and sub
7. Over current protection devices.
8. A representative number of installed lighting
fixtures, switches, and receptacles.
9. Ground fault circuit interrupters and arc fault
1. Installed heating equipment.
2. Vent systems, flues, and chimneys.
3. Distribution systems.
1. Central and permanently installed cooling
2. Distribution systems.
1. Walls, ceilings, and floors.
2. Steps, stairways, and railings.
3. Counter tops and a representative
number of installed cabinets.
4. A representative number of doors and windows.
5. Garage vehicle doors and garage vehicle door
6. Installed ovens, ranges, surface cooking
appliances, microwave ovens, dish washing
machines, and food waste grinders by using
normal operating controls to activate the primary
INSULATION AND VENTILATION
1. Insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished
2. Ventilation of attics and foundation areas.
3. Kitchen, bathroom, laundry, and similar
4. Clothes dryer exhaust systems.
FIREPLACES AND FUEL-BURNING APPLIANCES
1. Fuel-burning fireplaces, stoves, and fireplace
2. Fuel-burning accessories installed in fireplaces.
3. Chimneys and vent systems.