Inspections Include...


FDHI home inspections include a visual inspection of the following:

FOUNDATIONS
Basement
Foundation walls
Beams, columns, floor joists
Insulation
Ventilation
ROOFING
Roof surface condition
Flashings
Ventilation
Chimney
GARAGE
Automatic opener safety test
Garage doors
Structure
EXTERIOR AND GROUNDS
Grading and foundation drainage
Walks, driveways and patios
Stoops, porches and decks
Stairs and handrails
Exterior walls, soffits, fascia and trim
Gutters and downspouts
PLUMBING
Supply
Functional flow and water pressure
Water heaters
Kitchen and bathroom fixtures
HEATING AND AIR
Furnace and AC condition and operation
Heat and Air distribution
HVAC filters
Flues and vents
ELECTRIC
Service lines
Distribution panel wiring
Grounding system
Bonding System
Visible wiring
GFCI testing
AFCI testing
INTERIORS
Windows and doors
Walls, ceilings and floors
Outlets, lights, ceiling fans
Stairways and handrails
ATTIC
Rafters and trusses
Insulation
Ventilation
Bracing

 SERVICE LOCATION

Controls for mechanicals and services are located and photo identified for future reference


 

ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING AVAILABLE

You are about to start a new chapter of your life in a new home. As a home inspector, I am charged with making you aware of all issues or possible issues on your home. Part of doing this concerns the environmental conditions in your next home. I am in no way trying to lead you to have this testing done. It matters not to me. I would be failing you, however, if I failed to inform you of these possible environmental concerns.

Radon and mold testing are services that I offer that cost an additional $125.00 per individual test if testing is began the day of the inspection. If I am asked to perform them separate from an inspection the cost is $100.00 higher.

Dye testing verifying flow paths is available for $100.00. A cleanout must be available between the exterior wall of the home and the tank to run this test. I do two dye runs, one from a sanitary source, one from a grey water source, (usually a toilet and a bathtub) to see if both go to field. The results for these are immediate.

Note: If a travel fee was added to your inspection and you choose testing that requires a return trip, the same fee will be added to this also to pay for the distance for the return trip.

The environmental tests take several days of exposure, then a few more to send to the lab for evaluation. Most real estate transactions make allowances for the additional time that radon or mold testing might take. If this is something you might want done, ask your agent about the time involved (up to 10 days) and let me know so I can bring all necessary testing supplies with me. 


Home Inspectors are licensed through and governed by the State of Tennessee Rules of Standards of Practice. There, we are informed what we will, and will not do in the performnce of our inspections. Please refer to the Tennessee Standards of Practice  Areas not highlighted are the excluded areas per State Rules.



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