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What Residents Need to Know About Home Inspections

For many residents, home inspections can be a source of dread and anxiety. Having a worker come into their home to install or repair something is one thing, but to have them judge their home is another.

After all, it is possible that the worker could discover something that you may not want to know about, even if the repair could help you.

However, there is nothing to fear, because, as mentioned, the only things that can come from it are good. You either find something that could be dangerous, or, if left untreated, an expensive problem down the line. Or, as we all hope, the inspector gives your home a clean bill of health.

Win-win, ultimately, though the latter type of win is obviously more preferable.

Still, the inspection process can be pretty involved and wide-ranging, so we will detail what you can expect in a Wright home inspection below:

Roof

Living in the Kentuckiana area, you are likely to see a variety of weather conditions, from hail showers to heavy rain, all of which can cause a degree of wear and tear to your home.

Our inspectors are thorough, checking the gutters, vents, chimney, roof coverings, roof penetrations, skylights, and the general structure of the roof.

You can be assured that you will have a good roof over your head after we take a look at it.

Attic, Insulation, Ventilation

We take indoor air quality seriously here, as it is our mission to help you Breathe Wright.

When it comes to assessing your ventilation, we take a look at your exhaust systems.

Another essential for us is to check out unfinished spaces, like attics, to measure the quality of insulation within your home.

Exterior

To bring back this area’s variety of weather conditions, your home’s exterior can bear the brunt of the rain, hail, snow, and whatever else falls out of the sky.

A home inspection by one of our experts will cover siding, windows, walkways, patios, stairs, decks, exterior doors, drainage, and flashing and trim.

Heating and Cooling

We will check out if the air regulation in your home is up to the highest performance standard it is capable of achieving.

The location of your thermostat and energy source is important information to us, and can help inform our assessment of the method and performance of your heating and cooling system.

Fireplace

The position of your fireplace, chimney lintels, damper doors, and clean-out doors and frames are all important.

By studying these things, we can recommend the safest procedures for indoor fires, and staying warm during winter, as well as any risks posed by the layout of your home.

Plumbing

Arguably one of the most important parts of making a home livable, your plumbing system will be thoroughly checked by our experts.

We’ll inspect your toilets, tubs, showers, and sinks, and it doesn’t stop there. Drains, waste, and vent systems are also inspected.

Additionally, we will make sure that your water supply, water heater, and water and fuel supply shut-off valves are in good shape.

Electric

Like your plumbing system, you probably cannot conceive of a comfortable home life that does not include electricity. We understand that, which is why we conduct a comprehensive inspection that includes:

-Service drop

-Overhead service conditions

-Main Service Disconnect

-Panel Boards

-Grounding

-Light Fixtures

-Smoke alarms

-CO detectors

-Receptacles deemed AFCI and GFCI

Interior

We strive to cover all the important bases here, which includes the following:

-Doors

-Floors

-Windows

-Walls

-Ceilings

-Garage doors and their operators

-Railings

-Stairs

-Fixed appliances (Refrigerator, ice maker, dishwasher, garbage disposal, stove, microwave, stove vent and light)

Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace, Structure

Everything related to your basement is under inspection, as the foundation to your home is something that is very well worth your attention.

Interested in an expert and thorough home inspection? Contact us here to make sure your home is in top shape!

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