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How to Choose a Home Inspector

The truth about the inspection profession in California, told in 8 important points.

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Our Service area

 

From a mentor:

"I endorse Gary DeWitt as a consummate home inspector. If you're either selling or buying a home retain Gary and I assure you that you will get a top-of-the-line job."
 
Jerry McCarthy
Founding Member, California Real Estate Inspection Association

What I Inspect:

Every inspection follows the California Real Estate Inspection Association's Standard of Practice, which may be viewed in detail here:

http://www.creia.org/creia-standards-of-practice

and includes, at a minimum:

Foundation/Crawlspace - Foundation system, floor framing system, under-floor ventilation, foundation anchoring and cripple wall bracing, wood separation from soil, insulation.

Exterior - Surface grade directly adjacent to the buildings. Doors and windows. Attached decks, porches, patios, balconies, stairways and their enclosures, handrails and guardrails. Wall cladding and trim. Walkways and driveways adjacent to the buildings.

Roof Covering Covering, drainage, flashings, penetrations, skylights.

Attic and Roof Framing - framing, ventilation and insulation.

Plumbing - water supply piping, drain, waste and vent piping, faucets and fixtures, fuel gas piping, water heaters, functional flow and functional drainage.

Electrical - service equipment, electrical panels, circuit wiring, switches, recepticals, outlets and lighting fixtures.

Heating and Cooling - heating equipment, central cooling equipment, energy source connections, combustion air and exhaust vent systems, condensate drainage and conditioned air distribution systems.

Fireplaces and Chimneys - chimney exterior, spark arrestor, firebox, damper and hearth extension.

Building Interior - walls ceilings and floors, doors and windows, stairways handrails and guardrails, cabinets, cooktops, range vents, ovens, dishwashers and food waste disposers, absence of smoke and CO alarms, vehicle doors and openers.

The following items are specifically excluded from home inspections, including but not limited to:

Any and all environmental items or substances, soil or site stability, structural soundness, wood destroying organisms, safe usability of fireplaces, condition of concealed supply, waste and sewer pipes, low voltage wiring or devices, estimation of costs to correct and referral to specific specialists.

Give me a call now,

818 919-2123

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