What to Expect From Your Inspection

Going above and beyond client expectation

Home inspectors are state licensed professionals and must provide inspection services according to the Standard of Practice and Code of Ethics set forth by the Mississippi Real Estate Commission’s Home Inspector Division Board. Beyond those qualifications, what makes one professional better than another? I believe it is where the inspector goes above and beyond client expectation.

Your home inspection is not a report that is generated on a pass or fail evaluation. Rather, your home inspection report is an “illumination” of the property’s condition. It is up to you to decide what if anything needs to be negotiated for repair before purchase and what if any updates you will want to make after purchase. I help you understand the difference between cosmetic defects and safety concerns and will generate a repair list for your realtor to submit to the seller as part of my inspection.

I communicate with you before physically inspecting the property to determine if you have already identified areas of concern. In some cases, you may ask me to inspect the roof first because if it needs replacing, you do not need me to continue the inspection. However, in some cases, this may be due to an insured loss that is eligible for repair under the seller’s current insurance policy.

My experience as a residential general contractor and insurance consultant can help you understand what your options are for any red flags that come up during a home inspection. My service does not end with providing you a report. I am available to answer any questions you might have and to help you make the right move.

Wondering what’s included in a standard home inspection from Inspections and More? Here is a quick overview of the services included in your home inspection, and the major systems that we analyze and assess throughout the process.

  • Roof

    The roof is one of the most costly and important structures. We will examine the roof, its structure, shingles/tiles, flashing, gutters, downspouts and more.

  • Exterior

    This includes the exterior walkways and doors, siding, eaves and soffits, fascia, paint, and other such elements of the home’s exterior.

  • HVAC

    We will visually inspect the HVAC systems including ducts, filters, furnaces and air conditioning units.

  • Plumbing

    We will visually inspect plumbing fixtures for proper function, including tubs, sinks, hoses, showers, and water shut-off valves, and look for leaks and other such flaws.

  • Electrical Systems

    We will visually inspect both interior and exterior electrical systems including service drops, service masts, grounding, outlets, meters, circuit breakers, and other such systems.

  • Appliances

    We will test and examine all major appliances like hot water heaters, washers and dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers, and more.

  • Doors, Windows & Interior

    We will check doors and windows for proper sealing and drafts, signs of mold or water damage, and more. We will also check the condition of all interior spaces.

  • Foundations, Basements and Crawl Spaces

    We will examine the foundation, crawlspaces and basements to look for signs of things like past water damage, foundation cracking or shifting, and other such potentially expensive issues.

  • Attic, Ventilation & Insulation

    We will examine the attic to ensure it is properly ventilated, check for mold and moisture, assess the level of insulation, and more.

What's Included in a Home Inspection