ROOFING
* roofing materials
* roof drainage systems
* flashing
* skylights, chimneys, and roof penetrations

What does a home inspection include?

As a home inspector we are required to follow the Illinois Standards of Practice, as well as the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). We will inspect readily accessible, visually observable, installed systems and components listed in this Standard. Below is a breakdown of the components that will be evaluated.

STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS
* structural components including      the foundation and framing
EXTERIOR  
* wall coverings, flashing, and trim.
* exterior doors
* attached and adjacent decks, balconies,  stoops, steps, porches, and their associated  railings
* eaves, soffits, and fascias where accessible from the ground level
* vegetation, grading, surface drainage, and  retaining walls that are likely to adversely  affect the building
* adjacent and entryway walkways, patios, and  driveways
HEATING
* installed heating equipment
* vent systems, flues, and chimneys
* distribution systems
AIR CONDITIONING
* central and permanently installed  cooling equipment
* distribution systems
FIREPLACES AND FUEL-BURNING APPLIANCES
 
* fuel-burning fireplaces, stoves, and fireplace  inserts
* fuel-burning accessories installed in  fireplaces
* chimneys and vent systems
PLUMBING
* interior water supply and distribution  systems including fixtures and faucets
* interior drain, waste, and vent systems  including fixtures
* water heating equipment and hot water  supply systems
* vent systems, flues, and chimneys
* fuel storage and fuel distribution systems
*  sewage ejectors, sump pumps, and related  piping
 
 
INTERIORS
* walls, ceilings, and floors
* steps, stairways, and railings
* countertops and a representative number of  installed cabinets
* a representative number of doors and  windows
* garage vehicle doors and garage vehicle  door operators
* installed ovens, ranges, surface cooking  appliances, microwave ovens, dishwashing  machines, and food waste grinders by using  normal operating controls to activate the  primary function

ELECTRICAL
* service drop
* service entrance conductors, cables, and  raceways
* service equipment and main disconnects
* service grounding
* interior components of service panels and  subpanels
* conductors
* overcurrent protection devices
* a representative number of installed lighting  fixtures, switches, and receptacles
* ground fault circuit interrupters and arc fault  circuit interrupters
 
INSULATION AND VENTILATION
* insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished  spaces
* ventilation of attics and foundation areas
* kitchen, bathroom, laundry, and similar  exhaust systems
* clothes dryer exhaust systems

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