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What does an Anchor Inspection Group home inspection consist of?

Some home inspections include only the bare minimum.  At Anchor Inspection Group, we believe a home inspection should be more than a safeguard against major issues.  Our inspection report is also a useful resource for the property and will include component information and maintenance recommendations to keep your investment in the best condition possible.

Our
highly organized home inspection report will include observations made during a visual evaluation of a property and it's systems.  Detailed comments alongside color photographs will identify component condition/function and illustrate any safety concerns, deficiencies, installation mistakes, improper designs or workmanship issues.  The report will also include maintenance recommendations and explanations of important component locations and functions (exhausts, shut-offs, resets, etc).  For easy reference, information for all appliances (including model and serial number) is included in the report.

Years of report writing experience and technical savvy allow us to deliver this abundance of information via email prior to leaving the property, including a printed summary delivered on-site!  Click here to view a sample report!

The inspection will include evaluation of the following:

  • Roof:
    • Shingle condition and estimated age
    • Decking and roof support
    • Gutters and downspouts
    • Skylights, vents, flues, chimneys
    • Soffits, trim and flashing
  • Foundation:
    • Condition of the foundation
    • Effects of foundation settling
    • Pier & Beam condition
    • Drainage as related to the health of the foundation
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC):
    • Condition of components
    • Temperature differential
    • Ducting and filtration condition
    • Condensate Drains
    • HVAC insulation
    • Flue installation
  • Plumbing:
    • Service meter, shut-off and water pressure
    • Drains and drain stops
    • Fixtures condition (function, leaks, installation, etc)
    • Enclosures condition (sinks, tubs, commodes, etc)
    • Surfaces condition (tile, grout, caulk, counters, etc)
    • Hydro-massage therapy equipment
  • Natural Gas:
    • Meter
    • Flow and leaks
    • Flues and fire-stops
    • Installation and shut-offs
    • Combustion air ventilation
    • Dampers
  • Electrical System
    • Service meter and conductors
    • Service mast
    • Bonding and grounding
    • Distribution panels and shut-offs (breakers and wiring)
    • GFCI/AFCI protection
    • Smoke/Carbon Monoxide detection
    • Fixtures (outlets, lights, fans, etc)
  • Exterior:
    • Walls (including trim and caulking)
    • Doors, windows, vent exhausts
    • Grade and walkway condition
    • Drainage
    • Landscape watering (sprinklers)
    • Fencing and gates
    • Pests
  • Interior:
    • Walls, ceilings and floors
    • Doors and windows (including trim and sills)
    • Egress
    • Moisture intrusion
    • Fire-stopping
    • Weather sealing
  • Attic:
    • Insulation
    • Ventilation
    • Structure
    • Fire-stopping
    • Radiant Barrier
    • Decking
    • Moisture intrusion
    • Pests
  • Appliances:
    • Air conditioner
    • Furnace/heat pump
    • Water heater
    • Dishwasher
    • Stove-top
    • Oven
    • Microwave
    • Garage door opener
    • Doorbell
    • Mechanical vents
    • Hood draft vents
  • Locations Identified:
    • Utility shut-off locations
    • GFCI reset locations
    • "Indicator" exhausts locations (water heater, HVAC)
    • Filter locations and sizes
    • Panel locations (electrical, sprinkler, etc)
  • Other:
    • Fireplaces
    • Porches
    • Patios
    • Landscape irrigation systems (sprinklers) (Optional)
    • Pools
  • Sprinkler Inspection (Optional):
    • Condition of visible components
    • Head function
    • Design and zone effectiveness
    • Spray direction
    • Flooding or leaks where visible
    • Zone labeling
  • Pool Inspection (Optional):
    • Components condition (pumps, diverters, filter, heater, controller, skimmers, distributors, air blower)
    • Decking and coping (including caulking and sealing)
    • Lighting
    • Grounding and GFCI protection
    • Installation and function of filtration
    • Cleaners
    • Pool surface
    • Diving boards


For more information or to schedule an inspection, please contact us at (972) 655-9601.