BUYER INSPECTIONS

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Buyer Inspections Overview:

At My Home Inspection Group, we believe in tailor fitting your inspection to your specific needs, whether your concerns rest in the essentials or details, whether you’re a seller or a buyer, we will provide quality & control to you, our clients. We do this by offering three different buyer inspection packages, additional bundle inspection options, & even more in depth customization upon request.

Buyer Inspection Packages: Brief Insight

The Essential Inspection covers the core components & big ticket items of the home.

The Standard Inspection is a full exterior & interior, room by room walkthrough, which includes the testing of all operational components within & outside the home, careful observation for safety hazards & standards, and the investigation of any observed concerns.

The Thorough Inspection is the pinnacle of inspections, it excels beyond the industry standards & is the pride of My Home Inspection Group. It includes the complete Standard Inspection & goes even further, offering you a single mold swab & laboratory analysis, available permit history report, and the advantage of our Warranty Package.


Our inspections are completed with up to date technology, reporting software, certified training and years of experience.

The following chart shows the components included in each inspection:

Inspection Components

Essential

Standard

 

Thorough

Digital Report (W/ Photos)

X

X

X

Projected Repair Costs

X

X

X

Structure

X

X

X

Foundation

X

X

X

Grade

X

X

X

Electrical – Panel/s

X

X

X

HVAC (Air Conditioner)

X

X

X

Plumbing

X

X

X

Roof

X

X

X

Attic

X

X

X

Kitchen Appliances

X

X

X

Laundry Appliances

X

X

X

Siding

X

X

X

Electrical Outlets & Switches

 

X

X

Windows & Doors

 

X

X

Walls, Ceilings & Floors

 

X

X

Kitchen Cabinets

 

X

X

Bathroom Fixtures

 

X

X

Bathroom Shower Walls

 

X

X

Irrigation (Sprinklers)

 

X

X

Gutters

 

X

X

Pool

 

X

X

Balcony

 

X

X

Patio

 

X

X

Deck

 

X

X

Garage

 

X

X

Crawlspace

 

X

X

Termite Evidence & Damage

 

X

X

Mold Visual

 

X

X

Mold Swab (Single)

($175.00)

($125.00)

X

Available Permit History

  

X

Warranty Package

X

X

X

5 Year Roof Repair Protection

  

X

√ 100 Day Inspection Guarantee

  

X

√ Sewer Guard

  

X

√ Mold Safe

  

X

√ Recall Check

  

X

 

Essential Inspection

The Essential Inspection covers the core components & big ticket items of the home, being both insightful & budget friendly.

Essential Inspection Includes:

Inspection Details

  • Digital Report
  • Projected Repair Costs
  • Structure
  • Foundation
  • Roof
  • Attic
  • Electrical – Panel/s
  • Plumbing
  • HVAC (Air Conditioner)
  • Appliances

 

Digital Report –

  • Detailed comments accompanied with photographs for all concerns
  • Detailed information on all available appliances (Refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, oven, range, washer, dryer, HVAC, water heater, electrical panels, etc.)
  • Detailed information & life expectancy of roofing material

Projected Repair Costs –

  • List of projected repair costs associated with the property inspected

Structure –

  • Physical condition of exterior walls, support beams & pillars
  • Condition of visible foundation components (Exposed slab siding, CBS block from crawlspace, etc.)
  • Condition of overall roof structure & components (Truss/rafter system, roof decking, gable siding, etc.)
  • Observation for any concerns/safety hazards present (Unusual or extensive cracking, unusual settlement, improper repairs, improper installations, etc.)

Foundation –

  • Condition of visible foundation components (Exposed slab siding, CBS block from crawlspace, etc.)
  • Observation for any concerns/safety hazards (Warped or sloped flooding, unusual or extensive cracking, improper exterior grade slope, etc.)

Roof –

  • Physical condition of roofing material
  • Physical condition of plumbing vent stacks & attic ventilation
  • Physical condition of all other roof components (Fascia, soffit, drip edge, etc.)
  • Observation for any concerns pertaining to roof (Leaking, structural damage, hidden damage, improper repairs, improper installation, etc.)

Attic –

  • Physical condition of attic entry
  • Physical condition of overall roof structure & components (Truss/rafter system, roof decking, gable siding, etc.)
  • Physical condition & proper installation of electrical wiring, junction boxes & recessed lighting
  • Physical condition of exhaust vent materials & air ducts
  • Physical condition of insulation
  • Observation for any concerns/safety hazards (Leaking, structural damage, improper repairs, improper installation, cloth wiring, pest evidence, etc.)

Electrical – Panel/s

  • Physical & functional condition of all electrical panel boxes
  • Physical & functional condition of all electrical panel interior components (Electrical wiring, breakers, fuses, screws, etc.)
  • Proper installation of all electrical panel interior components (Electrical wiring, breakers, fuses, screws, etc.)
  • Observation for any concerns/safety hazards present within all electrical panels (Double tapping, visual overheating, improper grounding, exposed wiring, etc.)

Plumbing –

  • Physical condition of all accessible plumbing
  • Physical condition of all fixtures
  • Functionality of drainage system
  • Observation for any concerns/safety hazards pertaining to plumbing (Leaking, improper installation, low water pressure, sewage vapors, etc.)
  • Physical & functional condition of water heater
  • Efficiency testing of water heater
  • Observation for any safety hazards pertaining to water heater (Improper TPRV installation, hazardous tank installation, excessive temperatures, etc.)

HVAC –

  • Physical & functional condition of condenser & air handler
  • Cleanliness & condition of air handler coils & air registries
  • Testing of cooling & heating efficiency
  • Physical condition & proper installation of air ducts
  • Physical condition of external components (Refrigerant lines, wiring, electrical shut off, etc.)

Appliances –

  • Physical & functional condition of all installed appliances (Refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, oven, range, washer, dryer, etc.)
  • Observation for any concerns/safety hazards (Improper installation, unsafe operating conditions, hazardous damage to units, possible unit recall, etc.)

Standard Inspection

The Standard Inspection is a full exterior & interior, room by room walkthrough, which includes the testing of all operational components within & outside the home, careful observation for safety hazards & standards, and the investigation of any observed concerns.

Standard Inspection Includes:

Inspection Details

  • Digital Report
  • Projected Repair Costs
  • Structure
  • Foundation
  • Grade
  • Electrical – Panel/s, Outlets, Switches, Fixtures
  • Plumbing
  • Roof
  • Attic
  • Siding
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Stairs & Stoop
  • Walkway & Driveway
  • Walls & Ceiling
  • Floors
  • Appliances
  • HVAC (Air Conditioner)
  • Termite Evidence & Damage
  • Mold Visual

 

If Present at Home:

  • Garage
  • Irrigation
  • Pool & Hot Tub
  • Crawlspace
  • Gutters
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Deck

Digital Report –

  • Detailed comments accompanied with photographs for all concerns
  • Detailed information on all available appliances (Refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, oven, range, washer, dryer, HVAC, water heater, electrical panels, etc.)
  • Detailed information & life expectancy of roofing material

Projected Repair Costs –

  • List of projected repair costs associated with the property inspected

Structure –

  • Physical condition of exterior walls, support beams & pillars
  • Condition of visible foundation components (Exposed slab siding, CBS block from crawlspace, etc.)
  • Condition of overall roof structure & components (Truss/rafter system, roof decking, gable siding, etc.)
  • Observation for any concerns/safety hazards present (Unusual or extensive cracking, unusual settlement, improper repairs, improper installations, etc.)

Foundation –

  • Condition of visible foundation components (Exposed slab siding, CBS block from crawlspace, etc.)
  • Observation for any concerns/safety hazards (Warped or sloped flooding, unusual or extensive cracking, improper exterior grade slope, etc.)

Grade –

  • Slope & overall relation of grade to the structure & its components
  • Observation for any concerns present (Sloping of grade in the proper direction & amounts, obvious signs of extensive deterioration, adverse effects from extreme conditions, etc.)

Electrical – Panel/s, Outlets, Switches, Fixtures

  • Physical & functional condition of all electrical panel boxes
  • Physical & functional condition of all electrical panel interior components (Electrical wiring, breakers, fuses, screws, etc.) Proper installation of all electrical panel interior components (Electrical wiring, breakers, fuses, screws, etc.)
  • Observation for any concerns/safety hazards present within all electrical panels (Double tapping, visual overheating, improper grounding, exposed wiring, etc.)
  • Physical & functional condition of all light fixtures, outlets & switches
  • Observation for any concerns/safety hazards pertaining to light fixtures, outlets & switches (Exposed wiring, visual overheating, improper installation, etc.)

Plumbing –

  • Physical condition of all accessible plumbing
  • Physical condition of all fixtures
  • Functionality of drainage system
  • Observation for any concerns/safety hazards pertaining to plumbing (Leaking, improper installation, low water pressure, sewage vapors, etc.)
  • Physical & functional condition of water heater
  • Efficiency testing of water heater
  • Observation for any safety hazards pertaining to water heater (Improper TPRV installation, hazardous tank installation, excessive temperatures, etc.)

Roof –

  • Physical condition of roofing material
  • Physical condition of plumbing vent stacks & attic ventilation
  • Physical condition of all other roof components (Fascia, soffit, drip edge, etc.)
  • Observation for any concerns pertaining to roof (Leaking, structural damage, hidden damage, improper repairs, improper installation, etc.)

Attic –

  • Physical condition of attic entry
  • Physical condition of overall roof structure & components (Truss/rafter system, roof decking, gable siding, etc.)
  • Physical condition & proper installation of electrical wiring, junction boxes & recessed lighting
  • Physical condition of exhaust vent materials & air ducts
  • Physical condition of insulation
  • Observation for any concerns/safety hazards (Leaking, structural damage, improper repairs, improper installation, cloth wiring, pest evidence, etc.)

Siding –

  • Physical condition of exterior walls, support beams & pillars
  • Observation for any concerns/safety hazards present (Unusual or extensive cracking, improper repairs, etc.)

Windows –

  • Physical & functional condition of windows & all operating components (Window pane, frame, locks, opening mechanisms, hinges, tracks, etc.)

Doors –

  • Physical & functional condition of doors & all operating components (Locks, handles, hinges, weather seal, threshold, doorbell, etc.)

Stairs & Stoop –

  • Physical condition of stairs & accompanying components (Riser, tread, landing, posts, handrails, nosing, etc.)
  • Observation for any concerns/safety hazards present (Loose handrails, loose nosing, damaged steps, improper installation, inconsistent step height, etc.)

Walkway & Driveway –

  • Physical condition of walkways & driveways
  • Observation for any concerns/safety hazards (Trip hazards, evidence of settlement issues, improper installation, etc.)

Walls & Ceiling –

  • Physical condition of interior walls & ceiling
  • Observation for any evidence of possible concerns (Extensive cracking, improper repairs, water stains, etc.)

Floors –

  • Physical condition of interior flooring
  • Observation for any concerns/safety hazards present (Cracking, sloping, improper repairs, hidden damages, trip hazards etc.)

Appliances –

  • Physical & functional condition of all installed appliances (Refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, oven, range, washer, dryer, etc.)
  • Observation for any concerns/safety hazards
  • (Improper installation, unsafe operating conditions, hazardous damage to units, possible unit recall, etc.)

HVAC –

  • Physical & functional condition of condenser & air handler
  • Cleanliness & condition of air handler coils & air registries
  • Testing of cooling & heating efficiency
  • Physical condition & proper installation of air ducts
  • Physical condition of external components (Refrigerant lines, wiring, electrical shut off, etc.)

Termite Evidence & Damage –

  • Visual inspection throughout property for termite evidence & damage

Mold Visual –

  • Visual inspection throughout property for mold evidence or growth

If Present at the home:

Garage –

  • Physical & functional condition of garage door & operating components (Rollers, tracks, chains, locks, etc.)
  • Functionality of auto reverse laser sensor & pressure release safety components
  • Physical & functional condition of garage door opener & all operating/electrical components (Electrical grounding & wiring, etc.)

Irrigation –

  • Physical & functional condition of irrigation control system & electrical wiring/components
  • Physical & functional condition of individual sprinkler heads, irrigation pump, & visible plumbing
  • Observation for any evidence of possible concerns (Leaking, electrical grounding, foundation & secure attachment, improper installation, etc.)

Pool & Hot Tub –

  • Physical condition of pool & its components (Skimmer, interior siding, deck, etc.)
  • Physical & functional condition of pool pump system (Pump, filter, plumbing, electrical connections, etc.)
  • Observation for any concerns/safety hazards present (Leaking, rusting, excessive deterioration, cracking, etc.)

Crawlspace –

  • Physical condition of drain piping
  • Physical condition of rafters, floor joists, concrete block & visible support structure
  • Observation for any concerns/safety hazards present

(Hazardous debris, pest evidence, stagnant water, improper installation, improper repair, waste water leak, loose components, etc.)

Gutters –

  • Physical & functional condition of gutters & downspouts
  • Observation for proper drainage locations
  • Observation for any concerns/safety hazards present (Improper installation, loose components, etc.)

Balcony –

  • Stability & physical condition of balcony & its components (Siding, flooring, handrails, etc.)
  • Observation for any concerns/safety hazards present (Improper installation, unstable conditions, spalling, cracking, etc.)

Patio –

  • Stability & physical condition of patio & its components (Siding, flooring, overhead structure, etc.)
  • Observation for any concerns/safety hazards present (Improper installation, unstable conditions, cracking, damage to structure, etc.)

Deck –

  • Stability & physical condition of deck & its components (Flooring, support system, etc.)
  • Observation for any concerns/safety hazards present (Improper installation, improper repairs, unstable conditions, cracking, extensive damage, etc.)

Thorough Inspection

The Thorough Inspection is the pinnacle of inspections, it excels beyond the industry standards & is the pride of My Home Inspection Group. It includes the complete Standard Inspection & goes even further, offering you a single mold swab & laboratory analysis, available permit history report, and the advantage of our warranty package.

Thorough Inspection Includes:

Inspection Details

  • Digital Report
  • Projected Repair Costs
  • Structure
  • Foundation
  • Grade
  • Electrical – Panel/s, Outlets, Switches, Fixtures
  • Plumbing
  • Roof
  • Attic
  • Siding
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Stairs & Stoop
  • Walkway & Driveway
  • Walls & Ceiling
  • Floors
  • Appliances
  • HVAC (Air Conditioner)
  • Termite Evidence & Damage
  • Mold Visual

Additional Services Included:

  • Mold Swab (Single)
  • Cosmetic Damages Report
  • Available Permit History
  • Warranty Package

If Present at Home:

  • Garage
  • Irrigation
  • Pool & Hot Tub
  • Crawlspace
  • Gutters
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Deck

Digital Report –

  • Detailed comments accompanied with photographs for all concerns
  • Detailed information on all available appliances

(Refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, oven, range, washer, dryer, HVAC, water heater, electrical panels, etc.)

  • Detailed information & life expectancy of roofing material

Projected Repair Costs –

  • List of projected repair costs associated with the property inspected

Structure –

  • Physical condition of exterior walls, support beams & pillars
  • Condition of visible foundation components(Exposed slab siding, CBS block from crawlspace, etc.)
  • Condition of overall roof structure & components(Truss/rafter system, roof decking, gable siding, etc.)
  • Observation for any concerns/safety hazards present (Unusual or extensive cracking, unusual settlement, improper repairs, improper installations, etc.)

Foundation –

  • Condition of visible foundation components (Exposed slab siding, CBS block from crawlspace, etc.)
  • Observation for any concerns/safety hazards (Warped or sloped flooding, unusual or extensive cracking, improper exterior grade slope, etc.)

Grade –

  • Slope & overall relation of grade to the structure & its components
  • Observation for any concerns present (Sloping of grade in the proper direction & amounts, obvious signs of extensive deterioration, adverse effects from extreme conditions, etc.)

Electrical – Panel/s, Outlets, Switches, Fixtures

  • Physical & functional condition of all electrical panel boxes
  • Physical & functional condition of all electrical panel interior components (Electrical wiring, breakers, fuses, screws, etc.)
  • Proper installation of all electrical panel interior components (Electrical wiring, breakers, fuses, screws, etc.)
  • Observation for any concerns/safety hazards present within all electrical panels (Double tapping, visual overheating, improper grounding, exposed wiring, etc.)
  • Physical & functional condition of all light fixtures, outlets & switches
  • Observation for any concerns/safety hazards pertaining to light fixtures, outlets & switches (Exposed wiring, visual overheating, improper installation, etc.)

Plumbing –

  • Physical condition of all accessible plumbing
  • Physical condition of all fixtures
  • Functionality of drainage system
  • Observation for any concerns/safety hazards pertaining to plumbing (Leaking, improper installation, low water pressure, sewage vapors, etc.)
  • Physical & functional condition of water heater
  • Efficiency testing of water heater
  • Observation for any safety hazards pertaining to water heater (Improper TPRV installation, hazardous tank installation, excessive temperatures, etc.)

Roof –

  • Physical condition of roofing material
  • Physical condition of plumbing vent stacks & attic ventilation
  • Physical condition of all other roof components (Fascia, soffit, drip edge, etc.)
  • Observation for any concerns pertaining to roof (Leaking, structural damage, hidden damage, improper repairs, improper installation, etc.)

Attic –

  • Physical condition of attic entry
  • Physical condition of overall roof structure & component(Truss/rafter system, roof decking, gable siding, etc.)
  • Physical condition & proper installation of electrical wiring, junction boxes & recessed lighting
  • Physical condition of exhaust vent materials & air ducts
  • Physical condition of insulation
  • Observation for any concerns/safety hazards (Leaking, structural damage, improper repairs, improper installation, cloth wiring, pest evidence, etc.)

Siding –

  • Physical condition of exterior walls, support beams & pillars
  • Observation for any concerns/safety hazards present (Unusual or extensive cracking, improper repairs, etc.)

Windows –

  • Physical & functional condition of windows & all operating components (Window pane, frame, locks, opening mechanisms, hinges, tracks, etc.)

Doors –

  • Physical & functional condition of doors & all operating components (Locks, handles, hinges, weather seal, threshold, doorbell, etc.)

Stairs & Stoop –

  • Physical condition of stairs & accompanying components (Riser, tread, landing, posts, handrails, nosing, etc.)
  • Observation for any concerns/safety hazards present (Loose handrails, loose nosing, damaged steps, improper installation, inconsistent step height, etc.)

Walkway & Driveway –

  • Physical condition of walkways & driveways
  • Observation for any concerns/safety hazards (Trip hazards, evidence of settlement issues, improper installation, etc.)

Walls & Ceiling –

  • Physical condition of interior walls & ceiling
  • Observation for any evidence of possible concerns (Extensive cracking, improper repairs, water stains, etc.)

Floors –

  • Physical condition of interior flooring
  • Observation for any concerns/safety hazards present (Cracking, sloping, improper repairs, hidden damages, trip hazards etc.)

Appliances –

  • Physical & functional condition of all installed appliances (Refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, oven, range, washer, dryer, etc.)
  • Observation for any concerns/safety hazards (Improper installation, unsafe operating conditions, hazardous damage to units, possible unit recall, etc.)

HVAC –

  • Physical & functional condition of condenser & air handler
  • Cleanliness & condition of air handler coils & air registries
  • Testing of cooling & heating efficiency
  • Physical condition & proper installation of air ducts
  • Physical condition of external components (Refrigerant lines, wiring, electrical shut off, etc.)

Termite Evidence & Damage –

  • Visual inspection throughout property for termite evidence & damage

Mold Visual –

  • Visual inspection throughout property for mold evidence or growth

If Present at the home:

Garage –

  • Physical & functional condition of garage door & operating components (Rollers, tracks, chains, locks, etc.)
  • Functionality of auto reverse laser sensor & pressure release safety components
  • Physical & functional condition of garage door opener & all operating/electrical components (Electrical grounding & wiring, etc.)

Irrigation –

  • Physical & functional condition of irrigation control system & electrical wiring/components
  • Physical & functional condition of individual sprinkler heads, irrigation pump, & visible plumbing
  • Observation for any evidence of possible concerns (Leaking, electrical grounding, foundation & secure attachment, improper installation, etc.)

Pool & Hot Tub –

  • Physical condition of pool & its components (Skimmer, interior siding, deck, etc.)
  • Physical & functional condition of pool pump system (Pump, filter, plumbing, electrical connections, etc.)
  • Observation for any concerns/safety hazards present (Leaking, rusting, excessive deterioration, cracking, etc.)

Crawlspace –

  • Physical condition of drain piping
  • Physical condition of rafters, floor joists, concrete block & visible support structure
  • Observation for any concerns/safety hazards present (Hazardous debris, pest evidence, stagnant water, improper installation, improper repair, waste water leak, loose components, etc.)

Gutters –

  • Physical & functional condition of gutters & downspouts
  • Observation for proper drainage locations
  • Observation for any concerns/safety hazards present (Improper installation, loose components, etc.)

Balcony –

  • Stability & physical condition of balcony & its components (Siding, flooring, handrails, etc.)
  • Observation for any concerns/safety hazards present (Improper installation, unstable conditions, spalling, cracking, etc.)

Patio –

  • Stability & physical condition of patio & its components (Siding, flooring, overhead structure, etc.)
  • Observation for any concerns/safety hazards present (Improper installation, unstable conditions, cracking, damage to structure, etc.)

Deck –

  • Stability & physical condition of deck & its components (Flooring, support system, etc.)
  • Observation for any concerns/safety hazards present (Improper installation, improper repairs, unstable conditions, cracking, extensive damage, etc.)

Additional Services Included:

Mold Swab (Single)

  • Single mold swab taken of the air handler coils or in location deemed most concerning by the inspector & client
  • Detailed mold analysis report from certified laboratory

Available Permit History –

  • Digital permit history report (Permits are not always available depending on the city)

Warranty Package –

  • 5 Year Platinum Roof Protection Plan
  • 100 Day Inspection Guarantee
  • 90 Day Sewer Guard
  • 90 Day Mold Safe
  • Recall Check