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9 Step Complete Home Inspection System - Impressive Inspections

Complete Home Inspection System

  • We Start our Home Inspection with the roof inspection
  • Next We Inspect the Exterior
  • Followed by the Attic Inspection
  • Then we inspect the interior
  • 5th We Inspect the Plumbing System
  • 6th We inspect the Electrical System
  • 7th We Inspect the Heating, Cooling, and Ventilation Systems (HVAC)
  • 8th We Complete the Thermal Camera Inspection
  • Lastly, We inspect the Structural Components of the Home
  • Bonus: We Inspect Fireplaces, Appliances, Garages and more!
Roof Photo from Home Inspection, Impressive Inspections Bloomington

What Our Home Inspectors Look for

in a Roof Inspection

  • Condition of the roof as a system
  • Approximate age of the roofing material
  • Craftsmanship of the installer
  • Signs of damage, leaks, low flow areas
  • Excessive use of temporary sealants like caulk
  • Gutters and discharge location of downspouts
  • Flashing and Seals around Roof Penetrations
  • Chimneys, Skylights, Vent Stacks
  • ....and more

Q: Why do we start the home inspection on the roof?

A: Water from a roof leak travels from the top of the house, sometimes to the foundation. We like to get the full view, right from the start.

What Our Home Inspectors Look For at The Exterior

  • Condition of the siding material
  • Brick, Siding, Wall Cladding
  • Exterior Windows and Doors
  • The condition of the driveway, decks, patios, walkways
  • The condition of the soil grading and proper flow
  • Vegetation growth, tree limbs, fences, and retaining wall condition
  • Visible Foundation Components
  • Exterior Water Faucets
  • Exterior Electrical Outlets
  • ....and much more

After we complete the Roof and Gutter inspection, we move to the rest of the Exterior..

Did you know?

Water in the basement is caused by poor soil drainage around the foundation...

Home Inspection photo of exterior from Impressive Inspections
Attic photo from home inspection | Impressive Inspections

What our Home Inspectors Look for in an Attic Inspection

  • Proper ventilation of the attic space
  • Condition of the roof structure
  • Approximate amount of insulation and type
  • Signs of organic growth
  • Signs of roof leaks - active or past
  • Signs of pests - mice, bats, raccoons, termites
  • ...and more

After we finish inspecting the exterior we move on to inspect the attic...

Did You Know?

Attic venting should total 1 square foot of vent for every 300 square feet of attic floor..

What our Home Inspectors Look For at the Interior Inspection

  • Ceilings, Walls, and Floors
  • Open and Close all the Doors
  • Open and Close all the Windows
  • We begin the Plumbing Inspection
  • Start the Electrical Inspection
  • Activate the Furnace or AC unit
  • Do the Dishes (seriously) in the dishwasher

After we crawl out of the attic inspection, we start the interior inspection...

Did You Know?

Many times, ceiling stains appear after the moisture spot dries... not while its wet

Interior Home Inspection Photo from Impressive Inspections
Plumbing Photo from a home inspection from Impressive Inspections

What Our Home Inspectors Look For In The Plumbing System

  • Water Faucets, Showers, Toilets
  • Drain System
  • Hot Water System
  • Sump Pump
  • Water Shutoff
  • Natural Gas Supply and Components

Did You Know?

Infrared Cameras do not actually detect moisture they see changes in temperature.

A cool area on infrared view should be tested with a moisture meter to confirm relative moisture.

What Our Home Inspectors Look For In The Electrical System

  • Electrical Outlets
  • Light Fixtures
  • Electrical Service Entrance
  • Electrical Breaker/Fuse Box
  • Proper Sized Conductors
  • GFCI Protection
  • Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Did You Know?

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide detectors expire after 5 to 7 Years and should be replaced.

Electrical Home Inspection Photo
Photo of HVAC System from a Home Inspection with Impressive Inspections Bloomington

What Our Home Inspectors Look For In The Heating and Cooling System (HVAC)

  • The Exterior Condenser Unit
  • The Age and Condition of the Unit
  • Discharge Temperature through the Ducts
  • Interior Furnace & Components
  • Carbon Monoxide Levels Discharged By Furnace

(Not So) Fun Fact:

You can experience the effects of Carbon Monoxide at levels as little as 75ppm

What your Home Inspector Looks For with Thermal Imaging

  • Leaks in the Roof System
  • Leaks in the Plumbing System
  • Warm or Cool Air Intrusion (energy loss)
  • Missing or Inadequate Insulation
  • Effectiveness of HVAC System
  • Evaluate In-Floor Heating Systems

Did You Know?

Infrared Cameras do not actually detect moisture they display changes in temperature on a surface.

A cool area on infrared view should be tested with a moisture meter to confirm relative moisture.

Thermal Imaging photo from a home inspection in Bloomington from Impressive Inspections
Home Inspection Photo of Structural Components

What your Home Inspector Looks For

Structural Components

  • Cracking in the Drywall, Plaster, or Ceilings
  • Movement in the basement floor
  • Movement in the Foundation
  • Support Posts in Crawlspaces and Basements
  • Attic Rafters or Truss Systems
  • Foundation Material & Condition

Did You Know?

The most common cause of movement in your foundation wall is moisture (or ice) in the soil outside your foundation wall.