Building Block Home Inspection Ltd.
A home inspection is a limited, non-invasive examination of the condition of a home, often in connection with the sale of that home. Home inspections are usually conducted by a home inspector who has the training and certifications to perform such inspections.
A good roof protects your valuables from weather and damage, while an old, worn roof can be prone to leaks. A home inspector should check the roofing materials and flashings for age, wear, and signs of leaks. Also, check all roof penetrations as well for signs of damage. The inspector should visit the attic during a home inspection in order to confirm any roof exterior concerns. In some cases, the roof is too steep for the home inspector to walk on or the roofing materials may be damaged, so the home inspector may look at the roof from the edge or ground, along with inspecting the attic for signs of leakage or damage.
Plumbing leaks can cause considerable damage to the finishes and structure within the home. Moist wood can attract insects, termites and vermin causing even further damage. Any leaks found during the home inspection, BBHI will recommend you seek a qualified licensed plumber.
Your electricity runs behind the scenes, inside the walls of your home, allowing you a great variety of modern creature comforts. However according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), electrical problems are the largest cause of property damage in home structure fires.
Central air units are a great addition to the house that usually have a condenser located outside that removes heat from the home, and an evaporator located in the furnace plenum. The condenser should be covered during the winter months and in the spring remove any debris around the unit prior to start up of the air conditioning unit. You should not start up the air conditioning system until you have had at least 3 consecutive days above 65F or 17F.