I encourage my clients to attend their home inspection. Most of my clients don't show up until the last hour of the inspection while some prefer to attend the entire process. Either way is fine with me. The more you know about your new home the better prepared you will be to live there.
In addition to inspecting major components of the house, I will also provide you with a wealth of information on what routine maintenance is required to keep your new home in top condition.
It will take between two and three hours to inspect a typical house. The age, square footage, foundation type and location all play a part in the fees charged. A short phone call to me at 765-744-3005 will answer those and any other questions you may have.
The following areas will be inspected as long as they are visible and safely accessible:
Roof including gutters and downspouts
Foundation and crawl space
Exterior including cladding, doors, and windows
Deck, Porch and Patio
Driveways and Walkways
Fireplace and Chimneys
Interior including doors, windows, floors, walls, ceilings, and stairs
Attic, Insulation, and Ventilation
Heating and Cooling systems
Built In Appliances
After my walk through I usually talk over the results in the home going over some of the key pictures and concerns I found. After returning the the office I take all the information I gathered and create a comprehensive report to include the pictures. Your completed report is usually emailed to you the same evening.
Usually the next day I take some additional time to go over the report the second time to clarify comments, add arrows to the pictures and improve on what information is there for your ease of use.
As an added service to my clients, I am available for future phone consultations for as long as you own your home, free of charge.