Our inspections are carried out in accordance with the standards established by the State of Idaho and the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. A thorough examination of the home and its systems will be conducted and a narrative style report will be generated for the client shortly after. A narrative style report will be issued to the client shortly after the inspection is completed highlighting problems and recommending actions to be taken with regard to each problematic area. The report includes photos to help show what and where the problems are and explanations as to why the problems need to be addressed.
Wondering what’s included in a standard home inspection from Valiant Homes? 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.
From the roof, whenever possible, we examine the roofing materials, flashing, gutters and downspouts, skylights, chimneys and any other roof penetrations.
The plumbing inspection includes the water supply and distribution piping, fixtures and faucets. We examine the interior drain, waste and vent systems, the hot water heater and its venting, fuel storage and sump pumps.
During the electrical inspection we evaluate the electrical service, the service entrance panel inside and out, including circuit breakers or fuses and the wiring to them, grounding and bonding, AFCI, GFCI, and a representative number of electrical receptacles.
Heating and Air Conditioning
We examine the heating equipment, the heating distribution system, vents, flues and chimneys, and all visible components of the air conditioning system.
We will report on the condition of the walls, floors and ceilings, steps, stairs, railings, countertops, cabinets, garage doors and their operation, and permanently installed appliances.
Ventilation & Insulation
We will investigate the existence of, and condition of, visible insulation in any areas it exists or should exist, as well as ventilation of attics, crawlspaces, foundations, bathrooms, kitchens and dryers.
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. I 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 issues like past water damage, foundation cracking or shifting, and other such potentially expensive issues.
Fireplaces and Fuel Burning Appliances
Fireplace and fuel burning appliances (wood stoves, gas inserts, etc.) will be inspected for proper installation, venting and chimney construction, and proper clearances to combustibles.