Burlington Home Inspection Service
Burlington Home Inspection Service

Inspection Overview

A professional home inspection gives you an independent, unbiased education about the home so that you will have all the facts you need to make a sound, informed decision.

Depending on the size and condition of the home, a thorough home inspection will take no more than four hours, usually between two and a half and three hours. Ideally, you will accompany your inspector during the consultation, so that you will have visual reinforcement of your written report.

We take our inspection reports seriously.  This is an important distinction when comparing inspectors. We spend 3-4 hours editing and arranging each report. The report is narrative in style and is easy to read on the computer because it is so well organized; and, it is easily printed right from your computer.  Items are cross referenced so that, for instance, if something in Roofing is related to an item in Plumbing, it is referenced with page numbers.

Illustrated photographs highlight items as needed. These can be expanded up to 200% quite easily.

A free telephone consultation after your inspection is encouraged.

Please visit our Sample Report and Look through the lists below to see what is included: 

~ Roof (shingles, flashings, chimneys, vents, trim and gutters, drip edges, skylights, downspouts, and other visible roof related items)

~ Attics (insulation, ventilation, rafters, joists and collar ties, trusses, wiring attachments, and other visible related items)

~ Plumbing, Baths and Laundry (water pressure, water distribution system, hose bibs, sinks and faucets, bath/showers and toilets, sanitary system, and other plumbing system components including laundry facility and appliances)

~ Interior (floors and ceilings, walls, stairs (if applicable) and banisters, finishes, sinks, cabinets, shelving, smoke detectors and safety-related items, and other visible interior-related components)

~ Heating and Cooling Systems (boiler or furnace, air cleaning parts, ductwork, piping and heaters, air conditioner and lines, and other visible related HVAC components)

~ Electrical Systems (service entry and clearances, service panel, switches and outlets, visible wiring and junction boxes, grounding system, and other related electrical components)

~ Basements, Crawl Spaces, and Foundation (insulation, ventilation, posts, vapor barriers, utility attachment, structural items, floors and walls, and columns)

~ Exterior (siding materials, attachments, windows, doors, sashes and lintels, vents, entryways, and other visible exterior related components)

~ Environmental Issues
~ Decks and Porches
~ Fireplaces
~ Overall Structure

Kitchen/Appliances (built-in appliances – aged and operated, countertops, islands, cabinets, flooring, sink, exhaust fans)

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