Garage or Exterior Buildings Inspection
Lead Paint Testing
Why do I need a home inspection?
Buying or Selling a house is a huge investment and understanding the condition of the house is important, so you want to do some due diligence before sealing the deal.
That includes having the property thoroughly inspected both inside and out looking for problems easily missed by even an experienced homeowner.
As all homes and building styles are different; there are unique concerns for every house, our decades of experience building residential and commercial buildings as well as ICA Certification and training in ASHI Standards help us identify aspects of the house or property during the inspection that need to be brought to your attention so that you can make an educated investment
Standard Operating Procedure
Purpose of Inspections
During Inspections, a report is made on the general condition of the home to identify and disclose major defects and deficiencies of the systems and components existing at the time of the inspection and which are evident upon ordinary visual observation. Minor and cosmetic defects may be listed in the report for maintenance purposes but is not the intent, nor will the inspection report identify and list all minor and cosmetic defects.
The inspection is intended to evaluate systems and components of the primary premises. Evaluation of primary attached garages/carports/decks/porches/patios, are also included.
Detached garages/carports/patios/decks or other structures unless explicitly specified, are not included.
Clients are welcome to be present during the inspection, but participation of the client shall be at their own risk for personal injury or damage to self or property for any reason or any cause. The inspection and report are performed and prepared for the sole confidential and exclusive use and possession of the client(s) and are not transferable.
Systems and components to be inspected include:
Exposed and visible foundations and structures, exteriors, roofing, plumbing, electrical, attic, interiors, bathrooms and kitchen, basements and crawl spaces, heating and central air conditioning, garage or carport.
The inspection is limited to the readily accessible and visible systems, equipment and components of the home. The inspector will not dismantle and/or move equipment, systems, furniture, appliances, floor coverings, finished or fastened surfaces or components, personal property or other items to conduct this inspection or otherwise to expose concealed or inaccessible conditions. This inspection will not include destructive testing of any kind.
The following conditions are NOT within the scope of the Standard or Commerical inspection:
1) Water or air quality
2) Presence of toxic or carcinogenic matter emitted from the ground, building materials, in water or air supply or from the operation of any equipment.
3) Items that are obstructed, inaccessible or not in plain view.
4) Mold or mold type.
5) Animal or insect infestations.
Examples of the conditions excluded above include the presence or absence of environmental hazards, asbestos, lead paint, lead pipes, lead solder, radon, urea formaldehyde insulation, toxic wastes, polluted water, mold, or termite/pest infestation. It is the responsibility of the client to conduct further inspection by qualified consultants to disclose the presence of these contaminants and the means of remediation.
You acknowledge and agree that this Inspection and the inspection report and findings are limited in nature and scope, and that the following are outside the scope of the inspection, therefore they cannot be accurately assessed by the inspector during a limited inspection: appliances, Ancillary electrical systems (including: TV cable systems and antennas, intercom systems, lightning protection systems, playground equipment, swimming pools, hot tubs/spas, free standing heating stoves, humidifiers, air purifiers, solar systems, water softeners and filters, wells, septic systems, latent defects, adequacy of system designs, zoning or building code compliance, heating cables, fire escapes, elevator components and shafts, air-quality analysis, concealed wiring, door opening and doorbell systems, fire alarm systems, security systems, telephone systems). Basic operational testing of built-in kitchen appliances is performed (dishwasher/oven/range/ microwave/garbage disposal). No determination beyond basic operation is made regarding the performance or service life of appliances.
THE INSPECTION AND REPORT ARE NOT A GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY that the items inspected are defect-free, or that concealed defects do not or will not exist. Problems may exist even though signs of such may not be present during the inspection. No representation is made as to how long any equipment will continue to function.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
A. The Client recognizes that this report is solely for the benefit of the Client and that any person or party designated by the Client to receive information in this report shall be subject to the TERMS AND CONDITIONS contained herein. Such designation shall be provided in writing to the inspector.
B. The client agrees that any claim arising in connection with this agreement shall be made in writing to the Company by certified mail, return receipt requested within 10 days after discovering any problem.
C. The client agrees to allow the inspection company to re-inspect before changing the condition of the problem, except in an emergency. Failure to allow the inspection company the opportunity to re-inspect, as required above, shall constitute a waiver of any and all claims client may have against the Company.
D. The Client agrees that, to the extent allowed by law, any damages or breach of this contract or report are limited to the amount of the inspection fee only. Furthermore, the Client agrees to pay all attorney fees should the Client pursue a civil action against the Company, and fail to prevail.
E. The Client agrees that this agreement represents the entire agreement between the parties. No oral agreements, understandings or representations shall change, modify or amend any part of this agreement. No change or modification shall be enforceable against any party unless such changes or modifications are in writing and signed by the parties and supported by valid consideration.
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