We look for water seepage, moisture and possibility of mold or conducive conditions, leading to wood destroying fungi and insect damage. It is important to know if repairs are necessary so that you can hire a professional contractor and determine potential costs.
Whether you are buying or selling a home, having a professional home inspection from an experienced licensed home inspection company will give you peace of mind and give you an evaluation of the overall condition of your home. A professional home inspection should be considered for any feasibility study before purchasing a home. Casey has extensive background and training in identifying conducive conditions that could lead to future wood destroying organisms (WDO) fungi (rot) and insect damage. Casey Pleskun is a licensed Washington State Home and Structural Pest Inspector with over 30 years of experience in the single and multi-family construction field.
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Evidence of settlement can indicate many possibilites. Typical findings could be small cracks in structural concrete, small cracks visible in wall finishes, and doors out of alignment that do not close an latch properly. Some cracks can also just be normal shrinkage of no concern.
What does a home inspection cover?
The function and safety of the electrical system is critical. We check the service entrance conductors (wires), drops, main service, service size, subpanels, branch circuits and conductors. We also look for correct polarity to outlets, GFCI’s, AFCI’s protection, fixtures, appliances and insurance standards.
We inspect for leaks, materials used and installation of systems for proper function & safety of appliances and assess life expectancies. We will also locate serviceable areas or cleanouts so future maintenance can be performed to help prevent inconvenient pipe blockages.
The exterior in many cases can appear good, although problems could be prevalent. The exterior system is the first defense against the damaging elements of the NW, which can lead to serious conducive conditions, if not inspected thoroughly and properly. We are trained to identify water intrusion problems, proper trims, materials, flashings, construction techniques, caulking, painting and seasonal maintenance.
We will perform a visual inspection of the roof condition and assess the roof performance and life expectancy, as well as look for past or present evidence of leaks in the attic, soffits eaves and fascia/barge boards. We also report on roof drainage system leaks, flashings, skylights, chimneys, and roof penetrations.
Heating and cooling systems will be checked for proper operation and sufficient temperature differential with the exception of the cooling section depending on the outside ambient temperatures. This includes heat pumps, electric, gas and oil furnaces, electric wall heaters, floor heating and some steam systems. We can perform efficiency checks or energy losses for an additional charge.
Our interior inspection is a visual scan of floors, walls, and ceilings for evidence of water intrusion, cracks, faulty materials or workmanship. The stairways, landings and railings will be checked for safety and code compliance. A percentage of windows will be operated and egress will be considered. A representative amount of doors and cabinets will also be operated. Countertops drawers will be checked for condition and integrity.
The average Home Inspection will range from 2-4 hours depending on the size of the house. We take pride in every inspection that we perform. Each inspection includes a computer generated report that is easy to read and comes with digital photos. Most reports are created and delivered via email within 24 hours.
We can help make the home buying or building experience less stressful, and help give you peace of mind that your investment is a sound one. We will work closely with you and your realtor to give you a seamless buying experience, and the confidence that your money will be well spent on a solid home that will last you for years to come.