First Choice Home Inspection Services
We offer all the services you need to understand your new home. Each inspection follows ASHI's Standards of Practice. You are encouraged to participate in the inspection walk through, so that you can gain a complete understanding of the condition of your home. As we complete the inspection walk through were going to have a conversation about each part of the house focusing on what you need to know to understand you new home.
What we Inspect
First Choice Home Inspections will visually inspect the accessible structures, systems and components of your home, from the foundation to the roof. A professional home inspection is a through evaluation of these areas of your home:
Structural Systems - foundation, framing, crawlspace and attic.
Exterior - wall coverings, doors, windows, decks, steps, walkways, driveways, vegetation and grading.
Roof Systems - roof coverings, drainage systems, chimneys, skylights and other roof penetrations.
Plumbing systems - interior water supply and distribution systems, faucets and drains, vents and flues, water heating equipment, fuel storage and distribution systems and sumps.
Electrical Systems - service entrance and conductors, cables and raceways, over-current protection, ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCI's) and arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCI's).
Heating Systems - heating equipment, vents, flues and chimneys.
Air Conditioning Systems - central and thru-wall equipment.|
Interior - walls, ceilings, floors, doors and windows.
Insulation and Ventilation - insulation and vapor retarders in the unfinished spaces, attic and foundation ventilation.
Fireplaces and Solid Fuel Burning Appliances - systems components, vents, flues and chimneys.
Standard Residential Inspection
Radon gas is naturally occurring and can build up inside of homes making for unsafe levels. Radon testing allows perspective home buyers to evaluate the current radon levels to protect against radon gas.
Indoor Air Samples
A Termite Inspection (also referred to as a Wood Destroying Organism Inspection) includes a visual examination of the readily accessible areas of the home for evidence of wood-destroying insect activity such as termites, carpenter ants or the visible damage caused by infestations.