Top Notch Services

Highly Trained Inspectors

A residential inspection conducted by ProTech Inspection Services provides you with a thorough top-to-bottom inside-out visual inspection of your property.  We arrive fully equipped to perform a thorough inspection using state of the art equipment so that you walk away with the most detailed report we can provide. All our home inspections are conducted in accordance with the ASHI, American Standards of Practice which are outlined below. 

 

Items typically included in an Inspection

 

Structure

Roof

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In general we inspect:
  • Roof-covering materials
  • Overhanging trees
  • Gutters
  • Downspouts
  • Vents, flashing, skylights, chimney, and other roof penetrations; and
  • The general structure of the roof from the readily accessible panels, doors or stairs

Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace & Structure

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In general we inspect:
  • The foundation
  • The basement
  • The crawlspace; and
  • Structural components

Exterior

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In general we inspect:
  • Wall-covering material
  • Eaves, soffits, and fascia
  • A representative number of windows
  • All exterior doos
  • Flashing and trim
  • Adjacent walkways and driveways
  • Stairs, steps, stoops, and ramps
  • Porches, patios, decks, balconies and carports
  • Railings, guards and handrails
  • Vegetation, surface drainage, retaining walls and grading of the property

Grading

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In general we inspect:
  • Proper clearance between exterior covering and landscaping
  • Gutters
  • Flower beds drainage
  • Standing water
  • Water flow

Interior

Doors, Windows & Interior

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In general we inspect:
  • A representative number of doors and windows 
  • Floors, walls, and ceilings
  • Stairs, steps, landings, stairways and ramps
  • Railings, guards and handrails; and
  • Garage vehicle doors, the operation of garage vehicle door openers, using normal operating control

Appliances

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In general we inspect:
  • Dishwashers
  • Microwaves
  • Disposer
  • Range Hood
  • Ranges, Cooktops, and Ovens
  • Exhaust fans in kitchen and baths
  • Dryer Vents
  • Doorbell 

Fireplace

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In general we inspect:
  • Readily accessible and visible portions of the fireplace and chimney
  • Lintels above the fireplace openings
  • Damper doors by opening and closing them, if readily accessible and manually operable; and
  • Clean-out doors and frames

Garage

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In general we inspect:
  • Garage vehicle doors
  • Garage vehicle door openers

Electrical

Service Entrance and Panels

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In general this is what we look for
  • The service drop
  • Overhead service conductors and attachment point
  • The service head, gooseneck, and drip loops;
  • The service mast, service conduit and raceway;
  • The electric meter and base
  • Service-entrance conductors
  • The main service disconnect
  • Panelboards and over-current protection devices (circuit breakers and fuses)
  • Service grounding and bonding
  • A representative number of switches, lighting fixtures and receptacles observed and deemed to be arc-fault circuit interrupter (AFCI)-protected using the AFCI test button, where possible
  • All ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) receptacles and curcuit breakers observed and deemed to be GFCIs using a GFCI tester, where, possible; and
  • The presence of smoke detectors and carbon-monoxide detectors

Plumbing

Plumbing Supply System

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In general we inspect:
  • The main water supply  shut-off valve
  • The main fuel supply shut-off valve

Water Heating Equipment

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In general we inspect:
  • Water heating equipment
  • Energy source
  • Venting connectors
  • Temperature Pressure Relief Valve (TPR Valve)
  • CO levels below 200ppm

Drains, Waste, and Vents

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In general we inspect:
  • Vent location
  • Drain lines and plumbing vents are properly supported
  • Damaged or disconnected lines

Interior Plumbing Fixtures

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In general we inspect:
  • Water supply
  • All toilets for proper operation
  • All sinks, tubs and showers for proper functioning and draining

Jetted Tubs

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In general this is what we inspect
  • Jets
  • GFCI
  • Motor accessibility

HVAC

Heating Equipment

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In general we inspect:
  • Location of gas shutoff valve
  • The integrity of the heat exchanger
  • Flame discoloration
  • Excessive scaling
  • Soot build-up
  • Debris around burners
  • Evidence of flashback or flame rollout
  • Flue terminate location
  • Flue connection
  • CO levels below 400ppm

Ducts and Vents

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In general we inspect:
  • Missing insulated
  • Air Leaks
  • Loose fittings
  • Separation
  • Damage Ducts

Cooling Equipment

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In general we inspect:
  • The cooling system using normal operating controls
  • Amperage tied to the compressor
  • Age of the compressor
  • Condition of the compressor
  • Compressor level
  • Foliage at or around the compressor
  • Refrigerant lines insulated, damaged, or missing
  • Debris, rust or leaks in the auxiliary drain pan
  • Drain line terminate location
  • Integrity of the air filter
  • Temperature differential
  • (NOTE) We will not test the AC if the outside temperature is below 60 degrees. Running the AC when it is below 60 will cause inaccurate readings on the temperture differential.