Full Service Home Inspections

Inspection Services Group’s comprehensive home inspections cover all mechanical and structural aspects of the property.  Click on a section below to learn more about what components of the property are included in an inspection.

Exterior

The inspector will identify major deficiencies in the condition of exterior components of the property, including attached structures. They include:

  • Wall claddings, flashings, and trim
  • Entryway doors and windows
  • Garage door(s) and operator(s)
  • Decks, balconies, stoops, steps, and porches including railings
  • Eaves, soffits, and fascias
  • Vegetation, grading, drainage, driveways, patios, walkways, and retaining walls

Roofing

The inspector will identity major deficiencies in the condition of the roofing system. This includes:

  • Roof coverings and type
  • Roof drainage systems
  • Flashings
  • Skylights, chimneys, and roof penetrations
  • Signs of leaks or abnormal condensation on building components

Structure

The inspector will identity major deficiencies in the condition of the structural members which affect their load bearing capacity, and major deficiencies in the structural assembly or sub-assemblies. They include:

  •  Foundations
  • Floors
  • Walls
  • Columns
  • Ceilings
  • Roofs 

Plumbing

The inspector will identity major deficiencies in the condition of the plumbing system. This includes:

  • Interior water supply and distribution system, including:
    • Piping materials, supports, insulation
    • Fixtures and faucets
    • Functional flow and leaks
    • Cross connections
  • Interior drain, waste, and vent system:
    • Traps
    • Drain, waste, and vent piping
    • Piping supports and pipe insulation
    • Leaks and functional drainage
  • Hot water systems:
    • Water heating equipment
    • Normal operating controls
    • Automatic safety controls
    • Chimney, flues, and vents
  • Fuel storage and distribution systems:
    • Interior fuel storage equipment, supply piping, venting, and supports
    • Leaks
  • Sump pumps
  • Seismic bracing (where applicable)

Electrical

The inspector will identity major deficiencies in the condition of the electrical system. This includes:

  • Service entrance conductors
  • Service equipment, grounding equipment, main overcurrent device, main and distribution panels
  • Amperage and voltage rating of the service
  • Branch circuit conductors, their overcurrent devices, and the compatibility of their ampacities and voltages
  • Polarity and grounding of all receptacles within 6 feet of interior plumbing fixtures, all receptacles in the garage or carport, and on the exterior of inspected structures
  • Service type as being overhead or underground
  • Location of main and distribution panels

Heating and Air Conditioning

The inspector will identity major deficiencies in the central heating system which do not require detailed heat-loss analyses.This includes:

  • Permanently installed heating systems
    • Heating equipment
    • Normal operating controls
    • Automatic safety controls
    • Chimneys, flues, and vents
    • Solid fuel heating systems
  • Heat distribution systems
    • Pipes, fans, ducts and piping, with supports, dampers, insulation, air filters, registers, radiators, fan-coil units, convectors
  • The presence of an installed heat source in each room
  • Energy source
  • Main fuel shutoff


The inspector will identity major deficiencies in the central air conditioning system. This includes:

  • Central air conditioning
  • Through-wall units
    • Cooling and air handling equipment
    • Normal operating controls
  • Distribution systems
    • Fans, ducts and piping, with supports, dampers, insulation, air filters, registers, radiators, and fan-coil units
    • The presence of an installed cooling source in each room

Insulation and Ventilation

The inspector will identity major deficiencies in the condition and quantity of the insulation and ventilation systems. This includes:

  • Insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces
  • Absence of same in unfinished space at conditioned surfaces
  • Ventilation of attics and foundation areas
  • Kitchen, bathroom, and laundry venting systems

Interior

The inspector will identity major deficiencies in the condition of the interior living structure,. This includes:

  • Walls, ceilings, floors
  • Steps, stairways, balconies, and railings
  • Counters and representative number of cabinets
  • A representative number of doors and windows
  • Separation walls, ceilings, and doors between a dwelling unit and an attached garage or another dwelling unit
  • Security bars
  • Safety glazing in locations subject to human impact