Standard Home Inspection


What Right Start will do for you

 A home inspection is a thorough look at the condition and function of all your home's major systems and components.  The result of a home inspection is a detailed written report  with photos and easy to understand language.

You are encouraged to accompany your inspector to ask questions and discus and areas of concern you may have.  Depending on size and condition of the home most inspections take between two and three hours.  Your inspector will have your report completed and sent to you electronically within 24 hours of completing the inspection.

When possible we will report on the following:

  • Roof: roof coverings, flashings, skylights, chimneys, penetrations, and roof drainage systems (gutters and downspouts)
  • Exterior: wall cladding, flashing, trim, doors, windows, decks, balconies, stoops, steps, areaways, porches, patios, railings, grading and drainage, driveways, walkways, eaves, soffits and fascia.
  • Structural Components: foundation, basement/crawlspace, walls, columns and piers, floors, ceilings, roof and attic.
  • Heating/Air Conditioning: heating equipment, operating controls, safety controls, distribution systems, fans, filters, ducts, chimneys, flues, vents, fireplaces, wood stoves, gas fireplaces, air handling, AC units.
  • Plumbing System: drain, waste and vents systems, water supply and distribution systems, hot water systems, controls, chimneys, and vents, main water shutoff device and location, fuel storage and distribution systems, main fuel shutoff device and location, sump pumps.
  • Electrical System: service entrance conductors, service and grounding equipment, main overcurrent protection devices, main and distribution panels, branch circuit conductors, compatibility of amperage and voltage, connected devices and fixtures (ceiling fans, light fixtures, switches and receptacles), operation of GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) and AFCI (arc fault circuit interrupter) devices, location of main and distribution panels, smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.
  • Insulation and Ventilation: attic insulation, under floor insulation, vapor retarders, ventilation of attic and foundation area, kitchen, laundry and bath venting systems, ventilation fans and thermostatic controls.
  • Interiors: ceilings, walls, floors, steps, stairways, balconies and railings, countertops, cabinets, doors and windows.
  • Garage: ceiling, walls, firewall separation, garage floor, garage doors, garage door openers, occupant doors and windows.
  • Built-In Kitchen Appliances: Dishwasher, range, oven, cooktops, range hood, trash compactor, food waste disposer and microwave.

If at any time after your report is delivered you have questions or concerns your inspector is just a phone call away - for as long as you own your home.