Inspections 2018-05-11T15:32:55+00:00

Inspections

Inspections are a non-invasive, primarily visual but not technically exhaustive examination of the readily accessible areas of a property to determine defects within stated systems and components as defined by the Standards of Practice.

The extent of work may be modified by the client or inspector before the inspection occurs. The inspection is based on the observations made on the date of the inspection and does not determine future conditions. The inspection may not reveal every issue that is present or could be present, but only the issues observed on the date of the inspection.

The inspection will not:

  • Determine suitability of property
  • Determine market value of property
  • Determine marketability of property
  • Determine insurability of property
  • Advise client whether or not to purchase property
  • Determine the life expectancy of property or any system or component of property

Residential Whole House Inspection

An inspection commonly associated with the purchase of a home. The inspector will follow the Standards of Practice and provide the client with a detailed, easy to understand report stating the condition of the structure.

This includes but is not limited to:

  • Exterior Structure
  • Foundation System
  • Roofing Material
  • Interior (Floors, Walls, and Ceilings)
  • Plumbing System
  • Heating and Cooling System
  • Cabinets and Countertops
  • Appliances
  • Grounds
  • Compliance Report
  • Allows the client to quickly know the compliance of the structure pertaining to Smoke and CO Detectors, Wood Stoves, and Radon if requested.
  • Pest and Dry Rot (P&D) Report
  • Pool (if applicable)

Great inspection to have done every 2-5 years on residential structures to ensure there are no maintenance issues that need to be attended to.

Pest and Dry Rot Inspection (P&D)

A pest and dry rot inspection (P&D) identifies if there is any pest or dry rot present in the structure. A P&D report is included with each whole house inspection. Often, investors or cash buyers are only concerned with knowing if a structure has any wood destroying organisms or rot. Also, a homeowner might request a P&D report for their own knowledge of any wood destroying organisms or rot creating the need for repairs to be made.

Pre-Sale Inspection

A pre-sale inspection identifies defects within specific systems and components before a home is listed. The homeowner is able to make necessary repairs needed before the home is listed to sell.

Warranty Inspection

New construction home builders offer a 1-year warranty. The Warranty Inspection is a whole house inspection performed 11 months after completion of construction to determine any defects in specific systems and components of the structure. If any defects within specific systems and components are determined, the owner has the information needed to move forward with necessary warranty repairs.

Multi-Unit Inspection

A Multi-Unit Inspection is a custom inspection designed by the client and inspector. This inspection can be similar to a whole house inspection or just cover specific systems or components.

Commercial Inspection

A commercial inspection is for the client who needs to understand the condition of any size commercial building, either for the purposes of purchasing a commercial structure or knowledge of maintenance needed to be done to a structure.

This inspection includes but is not limited to:

  • Exterior Structure
  • Foundation System
  • Roofing Material
  • Interior (Floors, Walls, and Ceilings)
  • Plumbing System
  • Heating and Cooling System
  • Cabinets and Countertops
  • Appliances (if applicable)
  • Grounds
  • Compliance Reports (ADA)
  • Pest and Dry Rot (P&D) Report
  • Pool (if applicable)

In-depth commercial inspections will include various trade contractors inspecting their system specialty. These findings are compiled in a detailed, thorough, but easy to understand report by Superior Inspections, Inc.

Custom Inspection

The scope of a custom inspection is determined by the client. We will customize any inspection to suit the needs of the client. Often clients just need exterior inspections.

Re-Inspection

A re-inspection is a follow-up inspection of a property that has had any corrections or repairs made after the initial inspection. Additional fees may apply.

New Construction Inspection

A New Construction Inspection gives the future buyer a peace of mind. Due to familiarity, defects within specific systems or components can be overlooked by contractors.

ADA Compliance Inspection

The ADA Compliance Inspection determines whether a commercial structure is in compliance with ADA regulations.

Draw Inspection

A Draw Inspection is a custom inspection designed for the lender, public or private, on a large project. The project is inspected according to the guidelines stated by the lender to determine if a certain percentage of the project has been completed.