What To Expect from Your Inspection

​Once you have placed an offer on a property, a home inspection is extremely important to obtain before moving to the property’s closing. Superior Quality Home Inspections provides you with the information on the property needed in a clear, concise, easy-to-read web based report with pictures and videos documenting the properties overall condition.

A Home Inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of the accessible areas of a residential dwelling, performed for a fee, which is designed to identify observed material defects within specific systems and components of the dwelling. The scope of work for such inspection may be modified by the client and inspector prior to the inspection process to exclude certain items normally inspected and/or to expand the inspection to include items not normally inspected. Components may include any combination of mechanical, structural, electrical, plumbing or other essential systems or sections of the home as defined by New York States standard operating procedures for home inspectors.

A Material Defect is a specific issue with a system or component of a property that may have a significant, adverse impact on the value of the property, or that poses an unreasonable risk to people. The fact that a system or component is near, at or beyond the end of its normal useful life is not, in itself, a material defect.

A Home Inspection will not reveal every defect that exists or could exist but those material defects observed on the date and time of the inspection.

A Home Inspection’s intent is to assist in the evaluation of the overall condition of the dwelling. A home inspection is based on a visual observation of the visible and apparent condition of the structure and its visible components on the date of the inspection. The inspection does not predict future conditions of the dwellings components.

A Home Inspection is not a warranty and does not guarantee that observed components of the dwelling are in a sound condition or will remain that way for any specified period of time in the future. Home inspections are visual in nature and we make no warranty whatsoever on this property.

An Inspection Report is a written report that identifies defects within specific systems and components that are both observed and deemed material by the inspector. Inspection reports may include additional comments and recommendations. Such report may contain photos of observations made during the walk-through survey portion of the inspection and/or copies of documents reviewed during the research portion of the inspection.

Buying a home in central New York is one of the largest single investments you will ever make in your life. At Superior Quality Home Inspections, I understand this and take my profession very seriously. Home inspections, houses and helping others are my passion. Why not let Superior Quality Home Inspections ensure that your most important investment is a safe and healthy one for you, your family and your wallet. At Superior Quality Home Inspections, we understand that buying a home is often an overwhelming and stressful experience; let us ease your mind by educating you on how your home works and maintained then explain and point out any issues your prospective home may have. Our home inspections provide the peace of mind needed to insure your investment is a safe and sound one.

During your home inspection, I look at thousands of components in the home from the rooftop to the foundation and all the structures and components in between. From my observations, I note any potential defects on the property and document them thoroughly with written notes and photographs on the safety, operation, and overall condition of the home. Using this information, I develop a professional, unbiased and easy to understand report of the home’s condition. Knowing the property’s condition is key to making a wise purchasing decision for the right price. I will provide you with the confidence needed in your decision to make one of the largest investments in your life. ​

What's Included in a Home Inspection

Wondering what’s included in a standard home inspection from Superior Quality Home Inspections? 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, 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.

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