What is a “Home Inspection?”

 

A West Michigan home inspection is a visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a home. If you are thinking of buying a home in west michigan, or a co-op or condominium, you really must have it properly inspected by an experienced and impartial professional home inspector, before you make the final purchase.

 

What Does a Lakeshore Home Inspection Include?

 

Out inspectors are highly trained.  A complete inspection is a visual examination of the house from top to bottom. Our home inspector will examine the heating system, the central air conditioning system (when temperature permits), the interior plumbing, and electrical systems, the roof and visible insulation, walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors, the foundations, basement and visible structure.

Below is the list of areas we cover during a home inspection…

Common problems found in a West Michigan Home Inspection

  • Roof, Ventilation and Flashing
  • Exterior Siding and Trim/windows
  • Skylights and their seals
  • Foundation and Crawlspaces
  • Garages and Mechanical Doors
  • Retaining Walls, “Dead Men”
  • Interior Walls, Ceilings and Floors
  • Doors and Windows
  • Electric, Switches, Plugs, Light Fixtures
  • Furnace, Heat Exchange, Gas Leaks
  • Fireplaces and Dampers
  • Plumbing, Water Pressure, Drainage
  • Sinks, Showers, Toilets, Enclosures
  • Interior Foundation Settlement
  • Steps, Risers, Railings
  • Insulation – Attic, Walls, Crawlspace
  • Ventilation, 1 sq. ft. per 150 sq. ft.
  • Truss Supports, Raters, Structure
  • Basement Walls, Floors, sump Pump
  • Girders, Piers, Beams, Floor Joists
  • Air Conditioning, Humidifiers, Filters
  • Water Heaters, Relief Valves
  • Main Water Supply
  • Smoke Detectors, GFCI Circuits
  • Concrete and Masonry
  • Electrical Panel Box Circuitry