The Inspection Process, From Start to Finish.
I start at the exterior of the home. This gives a general picture of how the house sits on the property and gives indications of how well the house will deal with water in our Northwest climate.
My next step is to send up a drone to inspect the roof and evaluate not only the roof surface, but also the chimney, the ventilation system, the electrical service entrance, the plumbing stack, and any other systems or components located on the roof. The drone allows me to inspect roofs that are too high or steep for some companies and to make a complete examination of roofs that are slippery or with fragile covering materials (e.g., clay tile, or slate).
I then move inside the house, usually starting at the top and working down to the basement or crawlspace. While inside, I address such things as the structure, the heating and cooling systems, the electrical and plumbing systems, the interior finishes, the insulation and ventilation, and accessories such as fireplaces.
My evaluation is then communicated through a detailed inspection report, which includes descriptions of all the systems in the home with photographs, thermal images, and diagrams to help illustrate problems and any recommended improvements. This will help you prioritize the improvements and develop a blueprint for your future in the home.
Best of all, my services don’t end with the inspection. I am available by phone or email to answer any questions you may have about your inspection.