What is a home inspection?

A home inspection is a visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a home, from foundation to roof. A home inspector is trained to be a detective in regard to the construction and working parts of homes.

A home inspection could save you thousands.

When making a written offer on a home you should insist the contract state the offer is contingent on a home inspection by a qualified home inspector. A home inspection could save you from buying a home in need of thousands of dollars of repairs.

Huron Home Inspection is a certified and accredited home inspection business.

What does a home inspector look at?

Keep in mind that every property is unique so the list below varies for each inspection.

  • Roof, vents, flashing, and trim
  • Gutters and downspouts
  • Skylight, chimney and other roof penetrations
  • Decks, steps, porches, walkways, and railings
  • Grading and drainage
  • Basement, foundation and crawlspace
  • Water penetration and foundation movement
  • Water heating system
  • Interior plumbing fixtures and faucets
  • Drainage sump pumps with accessible floats
  • Electrical service line and meter box
  • Main disconnect and service amperage
  • Electrical panels, breakers and fuses
  • Grounding and bonding
  • Heating systems
  • Cooling systems
  • Main water shut off valves
  • Fireplace damper door and hearth
  • Insulation and ventilation
  • Garage doors, safety sensors, and openers

Why hire a home inspector?

A home purchase is often the largest investment of your life. Before you purchase the property, you should learn as much as you can about what you are buying—including what may need to be repaired. A home inspection will also point out the positive aspects of a home, as well as required ongoing maintenance that will be needed to keep the property in good shape.

By having a professional home inspection you will have a clearer understanding of the home you are purchasing so you can make a confident decision. A home inspection can also be valuable if you have owned your home for a long period of time. The inspection can identify potential problems and recommend solutions that will potentially save you a great deal of money in the future.

What does a home inspector do?

  • Evaluate the physical condition: the structure, construction and mechanical systems
  • Identify items that should be repaired or replaced
  • Estimate the remaining useful life of the major systems (such as electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning), equipment, structure and finishes

A home inspection is a visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a home, from foundation to roof. A home inspector is trained to be a detective in regard to the construction and working parts of homes.

We provide a home inspection report describing the condition of the home. When problems are found we will recommend further evaluation or remedies.