What To Expect From a 5-Point Home Inspection

A 5-point limited inspection includes an exhaustive scope of the most critical areas of your home. These include your roof, home structure, electrical system, HVAC system, and plumbing. This type of inspection is ideal for individuals interested in purchasing a residential unit or anyone who wants to evaluate the build quality of their current property. Here’s what to expect as a home seller or buyer during a home inspection:

Roof Inspection

These assessments determine the integrity of a roof and its covering materials, how long it will last, and when it will need to be replaced. Aside from this, inspectors will check the visible flashings and vents associated with the roof system for proper fittings and circulation.

Structural Inspection

This type of inspection involves checking the structural components of your home, such as its foundation and framing. The latter includes the joists, beams, trusses, and columns. All of these parts are crucial to ensure that your residential property is constructed up to code and can withstand wind, snow, and earthquakes. Just bear in mind that removing any interior flooring is not allowed during the inspection.

Electrical Inspection

The electrical inspection includes all parts of the control panel board that contains all circuit breakers or fuse. The inspector also evaluates your property’s wirings, outlets, light receptacles, and ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protection in wet areas of the house like the kitchen and bathroom.

HVAC Inspection

Ensure that your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems are operating at peak output with this assessment. The inspector will check all the heating and cooling units for damage and accumulated debris, determining if cleaning or replacement is needed. They’ll also examine the ductwork and insulation to ensure proper air circulation inside the property.

Plumbing Inspection

The plumbing inspection includes identifying and evaluating water and waste pipelines that go through sinks, toilets, and tubs. Outdoor lines and hydrants will be checked for leaks and anti-freeze protection. Failure to maintain plumbing can cause clogs and leaks that can cause foul odors, flooding, and property damage.

Dependable Home Inspection Specialists

At Rock Solid Home Inspections, our team will closely examine your five major home components. Once it’s complete, our inspector will discuss the findings with you and answer all your questions. Reach out to us at your convenience to learn more about our 5-point limited inspection.