Here at FX Home Services every home buyer can expect exceptional care and consideration towards the home in question.
Nine systems are taken into scrutiny during a General Home Inspection (GHI), here they are!
The Structural system. When inspecting the structural system, a FX Home Services home inspector will look at the foundation, floor, wall, ceiling, and roof structure.
The Exterior. Here we are looking at the siding, flashing & trim, all exterior doors, decks, balconies, stoops, porches & railings, eaves, soffits & fascia’s, vegetation, grading, surface drainage, retaining walls, walkways, patios, & the driveway.
The Roof. While inspecting the roof we look at the roofing material, roof drainage systems, flashing, skylights, chimney, & roof penetrations.
The Plumbing. We determine the interior water supply/ distribution including fixtures & faucets, drain waste/vent systems-all fixtures, water heating equipment/ hot water supply system, vent systems- flues & chimneys, fuel storage/distribution systems, drainage sumps, sump pumps & related piping, description of materials & energy source(s), and location of the main water & fuel shut-off valves.
The Electrical system. Your safety is our priority so extra care is taken while inspecting it. The service drop & service entrance conductors are indicators of the homes electrical condition. While inside the home we inspect the cables & raceways, service equipment, main disconnects, service grounding, interior components of service panels & sub panels, conductors, over current protection devices, lighting fixtures, switches & receptacles, & GFCI. The following is also described in the report - amperage/ voltage of the service, location of the main disconnect and any sub panels, presence of aluminum wiring, presence or absence of smoke detectors & the wiring methods.
The Heating system. Regarding the heating system- readily accessible access panels are opened and inspected along with the installed heating equipment, vent systems, flues, & chimneys. The energy source is described as well.
Air conditioning system. Readily openable access panels are opened and inspected. Central & through wall equipment along with the distribution systems are inspected. The energy source and cooling systems are further described.
Interiors. Walls, ceilings, floors, steps, stair ways & railings, counter tops, installed cabinets, doors, windows, garage doors & related operators are inspected.
Insulation & Ventilation. The insulation & vapor retarders in unfinished paces, attic & foundation area ventilation, and mechanical ventilation systems are inspected. Further description is provided for the insulation & vapor retarders in unfinished spaces, and the absence of insulation in unfinished spaces at conditioned surfaces is described as well.
*Radon measurement tests & Wood destroying insect inspections are available as well.*
Home inspection LIC #24GI00173200 - Radon LIC# MET13903 – CPA LIC # 613848