Builder Warranty Inspections are preformed for a home owners of newly constructed homes prior to the expiration of their builder’s warranty.  These inspections insure the components of your home are installed properly and operate correctly.  Once your warranty expires the builder is no longer obligated to make those repairs.  Call Certified Home & Property Inspection before it’s too late.

Full service home inspections by Certified Home & Property Inspection include:

Roof (Home Inspections include)

• roof-covering materials;
• gutters;
• downspouts;
• vents, flashing, skylights, chimney, and other roof penetrations; and
• general structure of the roof from the readily accessible panels, doors or stairs.

Exterior (Home Inspections include)

• exterior wall-covering materials, flashing and trim;
• all exterior doors;
• adjacent walkways and driveways;
• stairs, steps, stoops, stairways and ramps;
• porches, patios, decks, balconies and carports;
• railings, guards and handrails;
• eaves, soffits and fascia;
• a representative number of windows; and
• vegetation, surface drainage, retaining walls and grading of the property, where
they may adversely affect the structure due to moisture intrusion.

Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace & Structure (Home Inspections include)

• the foundation;
• the basement;
• the crawlspace; and
• structural components.

Heating & Cooling (Home Inspections include)

• the heating system; and
• the cooling system using normal operating controls.

Plumbing (Home Inspections include)

• main water supply shut-off valve;
• main fuel supply shut-off valve;
• water heating equipment, including the energy source, venting connections,
temperature/pressure-relief (TPR) valves, Watts 210 valves, and seismic bracing;
• interior water supply, including all fixtures and faucets, by running the water;
• all toilets for proper operation by flushing;
• all sinks, tubs and showers for functional drainage;
• drain, waste and vent system; and
• drainage sump pumps with accessible floats.

Electrical (Home Inspections include)

• service drop;
• overhead service conductors and attachment point;
• service head, gooseneck and drip loops;
• service mast, service conduit and raceway;
• electric meter and base;
• service-entrance conductors;
• main service disconnect;
• panel boards and over-current protection devices (circuit breakers and fuses);
• service grounding and bonding;
• a representative number of switches, lighting fixtures and receptacles;
• all ground-fault circuit interrupter receptacles and circuit breakers observed and
deemed to be GFCIs using a GFCI tester, where possible; and
• smoke and carbon-monoxide detectors.

Fireplace (Home Inspections include)

• readily accessible and visible portions of the fireplaces and chimneys;
• lintels above the fireplace openings;
• damper doors by opening and closing them, if readily accessible and manually operable; and
• cleanout doors and frames.

Attic, Insulation & Ventilation (Home Inspections include)

• insulation in unfinished spaces, including attics, crawlspaces and foundation areas;
• ventilation of unfinished spaces, including attics, crawlspaces and foundation areas; and
• mechanical exhaust systems in the kitchen, bathrooms and laundry area.

Doors, Windows & Interior (Home Inspections include)

• a representative number of doors and windows by opening and closing them;
• floors, walls and ceilings;
• stairs, steps, landings, stairways and ramps;
• railings, guards and handrails; and
• garage vehicle doors and the operation of garage vehicle door openers, using normal
operating controls.

Contact us today to schedule your affordable, professional inspection.

 

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