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Safeco Home Inspections uses 3D inspection software and state of the art testing equipment.

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The Inspection Process
The inspection is conducted by one of our professional staff who have years of experience in working with the major components of a building and who will take an in-depth and impartial look at the property. Our inspections include a thorough exterior inspection, interior room-by-room analysis, and complete examination of the major components throughout the home. Over 400+ items are inspected with a qualified opinion of their present condition, operation, and function. We encourage our clients to participate in the inspections process so as to become familiar with all of the systems and components of their new home.

The Inspection Report
Safeco Home Inspections uses state of the art 3-D inspection system reporting software to produce a narrative, easy to read report, including clear digital pictures of any items needing attention. The report is presented to you and your attorney, usually with in 24 hours, along with a report summary page listing all the deficiencies emphasizing on safety, mechanical, and structural issues including;

  • Items found to be non-operational during the inspection
  • Major defects or items needing immediate attention
  • Items that may need repair or replacement
  • Potential hazards & safety concerns

The Home Inspection Serves Three Basic Purposes
First, the client becomes familiar with any major problems that should be considered prior to final negotiations
Second, the inspection gives the new owner first hand knowledge of the required maintenance needs of the property.
Third, once armed with this knowledge you can feel more secure about your decision to purchase the property.

Plan to Attend the Inspection
You are recommended to attend the home inspection. Please be aware that a typical inspection lasts for 2 1/2- 4 hours depending on the size, complexity and/or the age of the home. Be prepared to ask questions. The inspector is working for you. He will answer any question or discuss any concerns you may have. During the inspection process the inspector will periodically stop to inform you about a specific item that may need attention or to educate you about some maintenance needs, or potential safety issues.

HouseNote that at the time of the inspection you will be asked to absorb a lot of information and make important decisions in a relatively short period time. This will include a written report, checklist, photographs, and what the inspector himself mentions during the inspection process.

 

What The Inspection Covers
Building Interior

  • Main Electrical Service Panels & Outlets
  • Central Heating & Cooling Systems
  • Plumbing Components & Drain Lines
  • Basement/Crawl Space/Foundation
  • Attic Space Ventilation & Insulation
  • Main Water Valve & Supply Pipes
  • Hot Water Heater
  • Sump & Sanitary Pumps
  • Room x Room Analysis
  • Kitchen & Laundry Appliances
  • Gas Leak Detection
  • Environmental Hazards

 

 

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Building Exterior

  • Roof Structure & Covering Materials
  • Gutters & Downspouts
  • Valley & Roof Flashings
  • Chimney & Chimney Flashings
  • Soffit, Eaves, & Fascia
  • Brick, Exterior Siding, Tuck pointing
  • Doors, Windows, Trim, & Caulking
  • Decks, Porches, & Balconies
  • Driveways, Walkways, & Patios
  • Grading & Site Drainage
  • Electrical Overhead Service & Outlets
  • Garage, Floor, Outlets
  • Air Conditioner Compressor
  • Environmental Hazard

 

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In our experience most sellers are honest, and are often surprised to learn of defects uncovered during an inspection. If the inspector identifies problems, it doesn’t mean you should or shouldn’t buy the property, only that you will know in advance what to expect. If major problems are found, a seller may agree to make repairs. In other cases a selling price adjustment or a credit is agreed. Your attorney will be the best judge of what, if any, action should be taken and negotiate the best deal for you.

Environmental Testing is optional and can be scheduled at the same time of the inspection using one of our trusted service providers. Please visit our links page to view our preferred vendors.

 

 

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