Inspection Services

  • Complete Home Inspection. (for Buyers or Sellers)

  • 1 Year Warranty Inspection for new homes. (Complete Home Inspection)

  • Verbal Inspection

 

 

Complete Home Inspection 

  • Average Inspection Time: 2-4 hours

  • Complies with Washington State Department of Licensing Standards of Practice  308-408C  WAC.

  • Post Inspection review and walk-through so you clearly understand the issues and areas of concern.

  • Digital Report with Photos delivered within 24hr.

  • (Typically you will have it by 8am the following morning but some houses require more post inspection research, hence the 24hr window)

 

Ideal For:

Home Buyers: Discover issues and areas of concern with the home. Use this information to make an informed decision when purchasing the home.

Home Sellers: Discover issues and areas of concern with your home. Use that information to determining what to repair. Repair those issues that could hurt the sale of your home before its too late.

This also reduces the number of inspections conducted on your home and thus the related wear and tear associated with an inspection.

Homeowners: Discover issues and areas of concern with your home. This could save you thousands in repairs later on. This is especially important when your 1 year warranty is about to expire.

 

Limited Verbal Inspection

While a Complete Home Inspection is always Preferred and Recommend, we recognize that there is sometimes a need for a Verbal inspection.

  • Average Inspection Time: 1-1.5 hours

  • Includes major components and specific concerns

  • Walk-And-Talk Style: No photos, no report

 

Ideal For:

House Flippers: Discover issues and areas of concern with the home. Use this information to determining what to budget for and repair.

 

Home Sellers:  Discover issues and areas of concern with your home. This could save you thousands in repairs later on.

 

Pre-Offer Consultations: Bring us with you to look at the home before placing an offer to speed up the process.

 

Get half of the consultation fee credited back if you decide to have a Complete Inspection performed at a later time

 

 

 

What gets inspected

 

Complete Home Inspection covers those items required in the Washington State Standards of Practice  308-408C  WAC, as well as additional items.

 

We inspect the following:

 

Structure.

An inspection of the structure will include the visible foundation, floor framing, roof framing and decking, other support and substructure/superstructure components, stairs, ventilation (when applicable), and exposed concrete slabs in garages and habitable areas. This includes attic and crawl space

 

Exterior.

An inspection of the exterior includes the visible wall coverings, trim, protective coatings and sealants, windows and doors, attached porches, decks, steps, balconies, handrails, guardrails, carports, eaves, soffits, fascias and visible exterior portions of chimneys.

 

Roofs.

An inspection of the roof includes, the roof covering materials, gutters and downspout systems, visible flashings, roof vents, skylights and any other roof penetration, and the portions of the chimneys and flues visible from the exterior.

 

Plumbing system.

An inspection of the plumbing system includes visible water supply lines, visible waste/soil and vent lines, fixtures and faucets, domestic hot water system and fuel source.

 

Electrical system.

The inspection of the electrical system includes the service drop through the main panel, subpanels including feeders, branch circuits, connected devices, and lighting fixtures.

 

Heating system.

The inspection of the heating system includes the fuel source, heating equipment, heating distribution, operating controls, flue pipes, chimneys and venting, auxiliary heating units.

 

Air conditioning systems.

The inspection of the air conditioning system includes the cooling equipment, cooling distribution equipment and the operating controls.

Interiors.

The inspection of the interior includes the walls, ceilings, floors, windows, and doors, steps, stairways, balconies and railings. Kitchen and bathroom cabinets. Appliances are checked to see if they will operate.

 

Insulation and ventilation.

The inspection of the insulation and ventilation includes the type and condition of the insulation and ventilation in viewable unfinished attics and subgrade areas as well as the installed mechanical ventilation systems.

 

Fireplaces and stoves.

Includes solid fuel and gas fireplaces, stoves, dampers, fireboxes and hearths.

 

Site.

The inspection of the site includes the building perimeter, land grade, and water drainage directly adjacent to the foundation, trees and vegetation that adversely affect the structure, walks, grade steps, driveways, patios, and retaining walls contiguous with the structure

 

Attached garages or carports.

The inspection of attached garages and carports includes their framing, siding, roof, doors, windows, and installed electrical/mechanical systems pertaining to the operation of the home.

 

Unattached garages

The inspection of unattached garages and carports includes their framing, siding, roof, doors, windows, and installed electrical/mechanical systems pertaining to the operation of the garage.

 

Additional Dwelling Unit (Mother in law unit.)

The inspection of everything included above.

Shop

The inspection of shop includes their framing, siding, roof, doors, windows, and installed electrical/mechanical systems pertaining to the operation of the shop.

 

Other items can be inspected by specific request.

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What is included in a Complete Home Inspection.

  • Single family home includes house and one garage.

  • Townhouse includes interior and one garage

  • Condo includes interior only

  • Mobile home includes home and one garage.

 

Additional fees are charged for the following items:

Mother in law units.

Shops.

Additional garages.

All Weather Home Inspections

206-429-5273 | Kent, Washington USA

jcranston@allweatherhomeinsprections.com

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