Certified Metro Detroit Home Inspection
Evergreen Home Inspections

313-320-6514 (cell)     

Scope of the Inspection
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Evergreen Home Inspections

313-320-6514 (cell)


Scope of the Inspection

Below is a generalized list of items included in our full inspection. There is not enough space here to list everything that will be inspected. Features of a house that are inaccessible, obstructed by heavy, valuable, and/or delicate possessions of occupants, would have to be damaged or could cause damage, or are unsafe to inspect will not be inspected.  The inspection is not a code inspection, as old homes may have features that are functioning effectively and safely, but do not conform to current codes, and may be "grandfathered".  Some code issues, especially matters that are likely to be cited in city inspections, such as absence of GFCI outlets in wet locations, may be reported. If you have any questions, please call.

Structure - The foundation, floors, framework, chimney. This will also include the inspector entering the crawl space, basement and attic when applicable, and if possible. I have no problem entering almost all attics and crawl spaces.

Electrical - Service line, main breaker, fuse/breaker box (location and internal condition) service grounding, correct sizing of breakers and/or fuses, panels (location and internal condition), wiring installation, condition of wiring, electrical distribution, operation of GFCI and AFCI breakers and outlets (where practical), switches and outlets, light fixtures.

Plumbing - The condition of water supply and waste removal systems, including evidence of leaks, proper venting, etc. All functional fixtures and drains will be operated (if water service is on) and inspected.  Numerous fixtures will be run at once to visually test for water flow  and  drainage from the sewer line when possible.

Heating - Operational check and visual inspection of the primary heating system, including duct work, radiators and pipes (for boiler systems), and a test for carbon monoxide to verify the condition of the heat exchanger for forced air or gravity systems.  Such inspection may be limited by gas being off or hot weather in occupied buildings without effective air conditioning.

Air Conditioning - Operational check and visual inspection of the central AC system (weather permitting - the outside temperature must be about 65 degrees F or 18C to operate the unit without risking damage).

Exterior - Porches, decks, stairways, grounds (including grading, drainage, etc.), masonry and siding, fascia, trim, eaves, soffits, sidewalks, driveway, windows, doors.

Roof - Covering material, decking (sheathing), underlayment, gutters, downspouts, flashings, fascia, and soffit (to the extent observable).

Interior - Cracks, water stains, windows, doors, stairways, and structural condition of walls, floors, and ceilings to the extent observable.  Ordinary hairline cracks and obvious cosmetic deficiencies such as stained or worn carpets are generally not reported unless related to functional issues, such as leakage, structural issues, or improper construction.

Garages / Out-buildings - Structural condition, roof, floor, doors, windows, electrical, automatic door openers, miscellaneous features.


Other features - Built-in appliances such as dishwashers and disposals, sump pumps (to the extent possible), lawn sprinkler systems.
Frank Bartlo
Evergreen Home Inspections
Call (313) 320-6514 (cell phone)
Email: evginsp@mail.com
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