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  • Safety: Operating fire and carbon monoxide alarms, condition of stairs, hand and guardrails, and garage door openers.

  • Grounds: Proper drainage, and condition of the house's driveways, fences and sidewalks.

  • Roof: Condition of shingles, any repairs/patches to flat roofs, clear vents, damage to the exterior of chimneys, and properly working gutters.

  • Exterior surfaces: Correct clearance between ground and siding material, condition of exterior paint or siding and properly working lights and electrical outlets.

  • Attic: Sufficient insulation, proper ventilation, and any sign of leaking or water damage

  • Interior plumbing: No damaged or leaking pipes, proper hot water temperature, as well as functioning toilets, sinks, bathtubs and showers.

  • Electrical system: Overall condition and type of visible wiring, and proper function of circuit breakers, outlets, light fixtures and fans.

  • Appliances: Proper function built-in and free standing appliances (stove, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, washer and dryer and all other appliances).

  • Heating and cooling systems: Condition of furnace, air conditioning (temperature permitting), water heater, chimney and fireplace.

  • Basement: Solid foundation, walls, and floors, with no signs of water intrusion or damage.

  • Garage: Solid foundation, windows, ceiling, framing, roof condition, working garage door opener, up-to-code electrical system and proper functioning outlets.

  • Insulation and ventilation: Insulation in unfinished attic and foundation areas, kitchen, bath, laundry venting systems and the presence of ventilation fans.

What We Don't Inspect

Again, while there is variation of what home inspectors look for, there are areas that are generally not covered by a home inspection. If you suspect any problems or concerns in the following areas, you may want to schedule an evaluation by a certified specialist. Here are a few of the things they do not generally inspect:

  • Pest controlChimney flue liningSwimming poolsAsbestos, Venting equipment with household appliances, Indoor air quality, Lead paint and Toxic mold

What does an Intrepid Home Inspection include?

Home inspection requirements vary greatly from state to state and this Standards of Practice outlines minimum and uniform standards that you should expect from an inspection. Some of the areas inspected are:

  • Structural elements: Construction of visible foundation, evidence of sagging or bowing of the structure, floors and floor framing, walls, ceilings, stairs, drainage systems and window alignment.



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Intrepid will inspect homes within 50 miles of it's office for no additional charge. Any inspections over between 50 and 75 miles from it's office will incur an additional $35 travel fee. 


Click this link to find out if you are within our coverage area


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