- Entry Doors

Weather-stripping around the entry door keeps cold air from entering the house. If no weather stripping is provided we recommend it be installed.

-Interior Doors

Doors that stick, bind or won't close properly can be adjusted or trimmed to fit. Sometimes however, when doors are out of square and other related conditions are present, it may be an indication of movement in the structure or foundation. If these notes are made, a qualified civil, structural or geotechnical engineer should be consulted.

-Exterior Doors

Non-safety glass has been used for years in the sliding glass doors of older homes. You should consider upgrading any non-tempered glass doors throughout your home. At times, it is not possible to determine if glass is tempered.

- Windows

A representative number of windows are checked during our inspection. The condition of winter storm windows and doors are not part of this inspection. It is not possible to evaluate the seal on thermopane windows as conditions change from morning to night and season to season.

- Interior Walls

In occupied homes, not all portions of all walls will be exposed to view. After the occupants remove all of their belongings, it is wise for you to conduct a final walkthrough of the home. Look carefully at areas that were not visible during this inspection.

- Ceilings

Moisture stains on ceilings can come From a variety of sources: plumbing leaks, roof leaks and condensation to name a few. At times it is not possible to determine the cause of a stain. Some older acoustic sprayed ceilings have contained asbestos in the past. Only laboratory testing will accurately reveal asbestos and this testing is not included in the inspection fee.

- Floors

Our evaluation of the floors in the home is to identify major defects where visible. Stains or odors may be hidden and are not part of this inspection. Once furniture and belongings are removed you will be able to view the condition of floor coverings. Do a careful check on your final walkthrough.

52 - Fireplace

Our evaluation of the fireplace does not include a smoke test.  Some fireplaces emit smoke into the house during use.  If this occurs, a qualified chimney sweep should be contacted for remedy.

-Interior Features

A - Central vacuum
B - Ceiling Fan
C - Interior Stairs
D - Stair Handrails
E - Wet Bar Faucet
F - Wet Bar Counter
G - Plumbing

-Smoke Detector

Smoke detectors are most effective when located on each floor, in bedrooms and in hallways outside of bedrooms.  These units are tested by pushing the test button.  Carbon monoxide detectors are new devices that should be considered if fuel burning appliances are installed in the house.

- Laundry

Washing machines and dryers are not moved or operated during our inspection of the laundry area.  Areas behind and under the machines cannot be judged.

- Attic


A - Roof framing
B - Ceiling framing
C - Ventilation
D - Insulation
E - Plumbing vent pipe
F - Recessed ceiling light
G - Attic access

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