All-Inclusive Home Inspections
All-Inclusive Home Inspections
All-Inclusive Home Inspections
 
Fred Froehlich
25 Grove Street
Glens Falls, NY 12801
  
Phone: (518) 538-8654
Email:
0spectallhomes@yahoo.com 
NYS Lic. #16000048624
 
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Our Services:
      
Full Home Inspections 
                   (often done with 2 inspectors)
       Buyers Home Inspections
       Sellers Home Inspections
       New Construction Home Evaluations
       Pre-listing Inspections
       Safety Evaluations
       Radon Testing
       Mold Testing
       Pest Infestation Inspections
       Water Flow & Pressure Testing

Your Home Inspection Will Include:

Interior landscaping, fencing, and decking.

Roofing material, chimneys, vents, skylights, gutters
    and downspouts.

Exterior wall covering including siding material, windows, doors and trim.

Garage doors, openers, and windows.

Kitchen cabinets, sink, appliances, and outlets.

Bathroom plumbing, venting, and electrical.

Interior walls, floors, ceilings and stairs.

Heating and cooling systems.

Electrical wiring, panel, and meter.

Plumbing service, well components, and traps.

Basement and foundation walls.         
Inspection Overview



A home inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of a
residential dwelling, which is designed to identify observed
material defects within specific components of the home.
It is intended to assist in the evaluation of the overall
condition of the home. The inspection is based on
observations of the visible and apparent condition of the
structure and its components on the date of the inspection,
and not the prediction of future conditions.
A home inspection will not reveal every concern that exists or
ever could exist, but only those material defects observed on
the day of the inspection.


Roof


From the ground level or eaves, we will inspect:
• the roof covering;
• the gutters;
• the downspouts;
• the vents, flashings, skylights, chimney and other roof
penetrations; and
• the general structure of the roof from the readily accessible
panels, doors or stairs.



Exterior



We will inspect:
• the siding, flashing and trim;
• all exterior doors, decks, stoops, steps, stairs, porches,
railings, eaves, soffits and fasciae;
• the vegetation, surface drainage, and retaining walls when
these are likely to adversely affect the structure;
• and report as in need of repair any spacing between
intermediate balusters, spindles or rails for steps, stairways,
balconies or railings that permit the passage of an object
greater than 4 inches in diameter;
• a representative number of windows;
• and describe the exterior wall covering.

Basement, Foundation & Crawlspace






We will inspect:
• the basement;
• the foundation;
• the crawlspace;
• the visible structural components;
• any wood in contact with or near soil;
• and report on the location of under-floor access openings;
• and report any present conditions or clear indications of
active water penetration observed;
• and report any general indications of foundation
movement that are observed, such as, but not limited to:
sheetrock cracks, brick cracks, out-of-square door frames, or
floor slopes;
• and report on any cutting, notching or boring of framing
members which may present a structural or safety concern.

Heating & Cooling



We will inspect:
• the heating system, using normal operating controls, and
describe the energy source and heating method;
• and report as in need of repair a heating system that does
not operate;
• and report if the heating system is deemed inaccessible; and
• the central cooling equipment, using normal operating
controls.




Plumbing

















We will inspect:
• determine whether the water supply is public or private;
• verify the presence of and identify the location of the main
water shut-off valve;
• inspect the water heating equipment, including venting
bracing, and verify the presence or absence of temperatureand
pressure-relief valves and/or Watts 210 valves;
• flush toilets;
• water-test sinks, tubs and showers for functional drainage;
• inspect the interior water supply, including all fixtures and
faucets;
• inspect the drain, waste and vent systems, including all
shut-off valves and fixtures;
• describe any visible fuel storage systems;
• inspect drains and sump pumps and test pumps with
accessible floats;
• inspect and report as in need of repair deficiencies in the
water supply by viewing the functional flow in two fixtures
operating simultaneously;
• inspect and report as in need of repair deficiencies in the
installation and identification of hot and cold faucets;
• inspect and report as in need of repair mechanical drain
stops that are missing or do not operate if installed in
sinks, lavatories and tubs; and
• inspect and report as in need of repair commodes that
have cracks in the ceramic material, are improperly
mounted on the floor, leak, or have tank components that
do not operate.

Electrical
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We will inspect:
• the service drop/lateral;
• the meter socket enclosures;
• the means for disconnecting the service main;
• and describe the service disconnect amperage rating, if
labeled;
• the panelboards and overcurrent devices (breakers and fuses);
• the service grounding and bonding;
• a representative number of switches, lighting fixtures and
receptacles, including receptacles viewed and deemed to be
AFCI-protected during the inspection;
• and test all ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI)
receptacles and GFCI circuit breakers observed and deemed
to be GFCIs;
• service entrance conductors and conductor insulation; and
• service entrance cables.
• We will report on: any unused circuit breaker panel openings that are not
filled;
We will report on:
• the presence of solid conductor aluminum branch circuit
wiring, if readily visible;
• any tested receptacles in which power was not present,
the polarity was incorrect, the receptacle was not
grounded or secured to the wall, the cover was not in
place, the GFCI devices were not properly installed or did
not operate properly, and evidence of arcing or excessive
heat;
• the presence of smoke detectors; and
• any deficiencies in the integrity of the insulation, drip
loop, or separation of conductors at weatherheads and
clearances from grade or rooftops, as they may require
repair.
Fireplace

We will inspect:
• the fireplace, and open and close the damper door, if
readily accessible and operable; and
• the hearth extensions and permanently installed
components;
• and report as in need of repair deficiencies in the lintel,
hearth or material surrounding the fireplace, including the
fireplace opening’s clearance from visible combustible
materials.


Attic, Ventilation & Insulation






We will inspect:
• the insulation in unfinished spaces;
• the ventilation of attic spaces; and
• the mechanical ventilation systems;
• and report on the general absence or lack of insulation in
unfinished spaces.








Doors, Windows & Interiors








We will inspect:
• We will open and close a representative number of doors;
• We will inspect the walls, ceiling, steps, stairways and railings;
• We will report as in need of repair any spacing between intermediate
balusters, spindles or rails for steps, stairways and railings
that permit the passage of an object greater than 4 inches
in diameter;
• We will inspect garage doors and garage door openers by operating
first by remote (if available), and then by the installed
automatic door control;
• We will report as in need of repair any installed electronic sensors
that are not operable or not installed at the proper height
above the garage floor;
• We will report as in need of repair any door locks or side ropes that
have not been removed or disabled when the garage door
opener is in use; and
• We will report as in need of repair any windows that are obviously
fogged or display other evidence of broken seals.