Forest Home Inspection provides slow and methodical home inspection services. We specialize in thorough detail oriented property inspections and exceptional customer service. There are many reasons to have your home inspected, all of our inspections include the use digital thermography, moisture meters, and other specialized tools. We will walk on all roofs and inspect all attics and crawl spaces when safe.
Our reports use the latest mobile reporting technology, making it fast and easy for all parties involved. The reports are easy to read and highlight key areas of the inspection findings. All reports will be available within 24 hrs. See our SAMPLE REPORT.
- Having your home inspected by a certified inspector will give you peace of mind.
- It can also help as a guide to your new home, by pointing out areas to monitor to keep your new investment looking & performing well for many years to come.
- Our inspections can also be used by homeowners to review the house with a pre-sale home inspection to reduce lengthy closing negotiations.
- We exceed InterNACHI standards of practice on all home inspections
- Modern web based reports within 24 hours (See Sample Report)
- Scheduling Flexibility, we can accommodate weekends and holidays (fees may apply)
- We walk on all roofs and enter all attics and crawl spaces when safe*
- Free Infra-red thermography images included in all reports
- Professional, consistent, and reliable service
OUR STANDARD HOME INSPECTION INCLUDES:
The roof is the first thing we inspect on all inspections. While it can be inspected from the ground, a ladder, or eaves… we will walk on all roofs when safe to do so. While on the roof we will inspect: the roof-covering materials, gutters, downspout, vents, flashing, skylights, chimney, other roof penetrations and the general structure of the roof from the readily accessible panels, doors or stairs.
Heating & Cooling
The heating and cooling systems are costly systems to repair or replace. A quality inspection of these items is critical. During our inspection the inspector shall inspect the heating and cooling systems, using normal operating controls. The inspector shall describe: the location of the thermostat for the heating system; the energy source; and the heating method. We will document the brand/model/serial information and the manufacturing date in addition to any observed indications for concern.
Having a forest home means your home will most likely have a fire place. During our inspection we shall inspect readily accessible and visible portions of the fireplaces and chimneys;lintels above the fireplace openings;damper doors by opening and closing them, if readily accessible and manually operable; and cleanout doors and frames.
The exterior inspection is an important part of the report and covers many systems and components. While inspecting the exterior we look at the following items and more. Exterior wall-covering materials; eaves, soffits & fascia; windows; doors; flashings; walkways & driveways; stairs, stairways, ramps; porches, patios, decks, balconies, carports; railings, handrails; vegetation, surface drainage, and grading.
The plumbing section of the report is very important and covers many inter-related components. This information can be very helpful for the new homeowner as it details supply shutoff locations and other helpful information. During the inspection we will inspect the main water supply shut-off valve;the main fuel supply shut-off valve;the water heating equipment and safety devices. We also inspect fixtures, faucets, toilets, sinks, tubs, showers, drains, vent system; and sump pumps with accessible floats.
Insulation & Ventilation
Attic, Insulation, and Ventilation
It gets hot and cold when living in the forest, we will inspect insulation in unfinished spaces, including attics, crawlspaces and foundation areas; ventilation of unfinished spaces, including attics, crawlspaces and foundation areas; and mechanical exhaust systems in the kitchen, bathrooms and laundry area.
We enter and inspect all safe and accessible Basements, Foundations, and Crawlspaces. While inside these confined spaces we inspect structural components, the foundation, and other systems found in other sections of the report. These other systems include plumbing, heating and cooling ducts, ventilation, insulation, vapor barriers etc…
During the electrical inspection we inspect the service drop, overhead service conductors and attachment point;the electric meter and base;the main service disconnect;circuit breakers and fuses; grounding and bonding; switches, lighting fixtures, receptacles, all GFCI receptacles and circuit breakers and for the presence of smoke and carbon-monoxide detectors.We also include thermal scans of circuit breaker panels at no extra charge.
Doors, Windows, Interior
After inspecting exterior items we move inside the home. While inside we shall inspect doors and windows by opening and closing them;floors, walls and ceilings;stairs, steps, landings, stairways and ramps;railings, guards and handrails; and garage vehicle doors and the operation of garage vehicle door openers, using normal operating controls.