Inspection day is a great time for clients to view their prospective home at a relaxed pace while your Home Inspection is taking place. In many cases, this is the first time a buyer has to take an in-depth look at the property that they would like to purchase.
I have a routine that I use to maximize efficiency and be sure that no detail is overlooked. This routine also allows me to leave the inspection dirty, instead of tracking mud and dirt into the home.
Grounds – I will look at fencing, walkways and driveways and such things as retaining walls.
Home Exterior – I will look at each side of the exterior of the home.
Roof – I will traverse the roof if conditions allow, or inspect from the eaves on a ladder.
Interior – I will start inspecting at the entry and typically work from right to left inspecting each room as I go along the interior walls.
Attic – I will inspect the attic toward the end of the inspection, then remove all of my equipment to the front porch or driveway
Crawl Space – The crawl space is the last inspected area. After the crawl space inspection, I will likely excuse myself to my truck to change out of my cover-alls and wipe the cobwebs off my face and hat, then re-join you for a re-cap.
I encourage clients to follow me around the home for the inspection and ask questions along the way!