Bringing in a professional with an objective eye to inspect your potential home purchase can translate into savings at the closing table. An inspector who can identify subtle defects that are not readily visible to the typical home buyer may offer incentive to reduce the selling price.
Are you preparing to place your home or property on the market? A home inspection will cover both the safety issues and cosmetic repairs you should make to assure that your property will show well. By addressing simple repairs before listing a home you will speed along the selling process and maximize your selling price.
With over twenty-five years of experience in the construction business owner Michael Freinberg is uniquely qualified as a home and property inspector. His eye is focused first on safety. Property owners or potential buyers often accompany him during the inspection which can average three hours on a single family home. Subjects covered in a typical inspection include:
Grounds and Grade Exterior paved and landscaped surfaces including walkways, sidewalks, decks, patios and driveways are covered with attention to necessary repairs and safety issues. Fences and gates are checked for soundness and proper locking mechanisms.
Exterior components including siding, railings, stairs, lighting, doors and windows.
Foundation and structural components including the type of foundation, joists, studs and ventilation.
Roof and roof flashing including the membrane, water collection systems and drainage outflow.
Electrical system including amperage, wiring notes and service box condition.
Plumbing system including main lines, water heater and water pressure.
Heating system including venting, controls and type.
Interior finishes including doors, windows, type and condition of walls and floors.
Kitchen, bathrooms and laundry including appliances, condition of surfaces and operating systems..
Fire and security system including window bars, alarms, fire sprinklers and extinguishers
This is not a check-list type of report. Each report contains detailed descriptions, recommendations and photographs. Recommendations are presented again at the end of the report in a list format for easy reference.
After reviewing your report we are happy to answer any additional questions that may arise. With years of experience in the building trades ACME is well-suited to discuss future expansion needs and the possibilities of remodels on your property. Detailed maintenance schedules may be ordered as well.
ACME Building Consultants Michael P. Freinberg, owner 1619 King Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 831.420.7606 email@example.com California contractor's license #846250