Depending on the size and condition of the home, a thorough home inspection will take around two to three hours. We encourage you to be present during the inspection, so that you will have visual reference of the findings in your written report. It is not necessary for you to crawl in the crawl space or attic with your inspector, but being present on site will allow us to show you through digital photos the issues found and their exact locations.
We take our home inspection reports seriously. Every home inspection is a complete and thorough analysis of all the Structural and System Components in the home. The report includes a clear description of what we’ve found with any problem areas noted, with digital photos so you can easily identify them.
Structural and System Components Inspected:
Attics: insulation, ventilation, rafters, joists and collar ties, trusses, wiring attachments, and other visible related items
Plumbing and Fixtures: water pressure, piping, water distribution system, hose bibs, sinks and faucets, bath/showers and toilets, sanitary system, and other plumbing fixtures
Interior: floors and ceilings, walls, stairs (if applicable) and banisters, finishes, sinks, cabinets, shelving, built-in appliances, smoke detectors and safety-related items, and other visible interior-related components
Heating and Cooling Systems: furnace, air cleaning parts, ductwork, air conditioner and lines, heat pumps, and other visible related HVAC components
Electrical Systems: service entry and clearances, service panels, switches and outlets, visible wiring and junction boxes, grounding system, and other related electrical components
Basements, Crawl Spaces, and Foundation: insulation, ventilation, posts, piers, vapor barriers, utility attachment, structural items, floors and walls, and columns
Exterior: siding materials, attachments, windows, doors, sashes and lintels, vents, entryways, walkways, lot grading, and other visible exterior related components
Other: attached decks and porches, attached garages, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, and the overall structure condition
Detached Structures: detached garages, guesthouses, pool houses, pool, spas, and fencing are not covered under the general home inspections but can be added, simply let us know if these items are present and that you wish to have them evaluated.
If Patriot Home Inspections misses anything, InterNACHI will buy your home back.
- Honored for 90 days after closing.
- Valid for home inspections performed for home buyers by participating InterNACHI members.
- InterNACHI will pay you whatever price you paid for the home.
- Home must be listed with a licensed real estate agent.
- Excludes homes with material defects not present at the time of the inspection, or not required to be inspected per InterNACHI’s Residential Standards of Practice.
For more information, please visit nachi.org/buy.
Give Patriot Home Inspections a call Today at 843-250-1882 to schedule your inspection! Or if you prefer, you can Request An Inspection right here on our Web Site! Either way, we look forward to the opportunity of serving you and your family!