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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.

3. Flashing.

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                

    supply systems.

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


6. Conductors.

7. Over current protection devices.

8. A representative  number of installed lighting

    fixtures,  switches, and receptacles.

9. Ground fault circuit interrupters and arc fault

    circuit interrupters.


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



1. Insulation and vapor retarders in  unfinished


2. Ventilation of attics and foundation areas.

3. Kitchen, bathroom, laundry, and similar  

    exhaust systems.

4. Clothes dryer exhaust systems.


1. Fuel-burning fireplaces, stoves, and  fireplace


2. Fuel-burning accessories installed in  fireplaces.

3. Chimneys and vent systems.

Brick ledge cap
Rusting duct work
Sink drains
Broken door
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