Services

Inspection Services

Home inspections can help you buy or sell your home with confidence. As trained professionals we have seen it all, and we’ll provide invaluable help in turning you into a knowledgeable consumer. Home owners can identify problems in the making and take preventive measures to avoid costly repairs. Sellers can understand conditions the buyer’s inspector may point out and put the property in better selling condition by making repairs.

Our inspection services include:

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Buyers Inspection

In both new and older homes, the best way to ensure that you are well informed about the strengths and weaknesses of a property is to have us give you a professional home inspection. We are trained to identify problem areas both small and large that may have been overlooked by the previous owners and to identify which require immediate attention. See our Inspection Overview for more details.

Sellers Inspection

Whether you are selling your home on your own or using a realtor, it’s always a prudent idea to have a professional home inspection. Knowledge is power. All homes have strengths and weaknesses: we help you answer how serious the problems are, which must be immediately addressed, and which ones can wait. The more you know about your home, the more prepared you will be for negotiation. See our Inspection Overview for more details.

Warranty Inspection

Most builders provide a one-year warranty for new construction. Generally during this period of time the buyer develops a “punch list” of corrections for the contractor to repair under the warranty coverage. Some defects will not be obvious to the untrained eye. It is prudent to obtain our home inspectors list of items that will most likely be repaired by your builder at no cost to you. You will be reassured knowing that potential problems were addressed before they grew into something that could cost you a lot of money down the road.

Phase and New Construction Inspections

In a new home, the quality of construction is often not what it used to be, therefore many buyers have independent reviews of their properties during various stages of the construction process, including slab, frame, and final inspection. This relatively inexpensive inspection protects your purchase, prevents unpleasant surprises, and ensures the quality home that you’ve dreamed about.

Pool and Spa Inspections

Swimming pools and spas can be enjoyable additions to any home. Not only should the pool equipment be inspected for proper operation, but the equipment should also be inspected to ensure it conforms to the proper safety parameters. Other pool and spa concerns include needed repairs or improvements to pumps and heaters, liners, plumbing problems, and more.

Safety concerns include faulty wiring, poorly attached ladders, failing steps, loose railings, dangerous diving boards, and unsafe deck surfaces.

Kodiak Home Inspections can provide you with an affordable pool inspection, conducted by a knowledgeable inspector that will identify safety concerns and ensure proper operation of the pool equipment, saving you money on repairs and the aggravation of having a pool that you cannot safely use.

What to Expect

A home cannot fail an inspection. A professional home inspection gives you an independent, unbiased view of any problems and their solutions, so that you will have all the facts you need to make a sound, informed decision. Depending on the size and condition of the home, a thorough home inspection will take an average of two to four hours . Ideally, you will accompany your inspector during the consultation, so that you will have visual reinforcement of your written report.

We take our inspection reports seriously. Every inspection is a complete and thorough analysis of all the major systems and components in the home. The report includes a clear description of what we’ve found with any problem areas noted, so you can easily identify them. Our inspectors also provide a free telephone consultation after your inspection.

The scope of our inspection includes:

The following is a partial listing of the systems and components observed during the home inspection (pre-purchase inspection)*

  • Roof: roof covering (shingles, tiles, etc.), flashing and sealing materials, skylights, chimneys, roof penetrations, ventilation, guttering.
  • Structural: roof, wall, and floor structures and foundations of the house, and attached structures (porches, decks, etc.).
  • Exterior and grounds: siding and trim, soffit and fascia, flashing, windows & doors, driveways and entrance walkways, grading of the ground around the house.
  • Electrical: service equipment, general circuit wiring, distribution panels, disconnect panels, light fixtures, ceiling fans, switches & receptacle outlets, GFCI and AFCI breakers
  • Heat & A/C: air conditioning and heat pump equipment, electrical supply, air handler and furnace equipment, condenser and evaporator coils, condensate drain, supply and return ducting.
  • Plumbing: water heater, water supply piping, hose bibs, waste and vent piping, fixtures, toilets, sinks, showers and tubs.
  • Appliances: oven, dishwasher, garbage disposal, range, vent hood, microwave Interior: walls, floors, ceilings, windows and doors, fireplaces, stairways.
  • Garage: floor, walls, ceilings, vehicle doors and automatic door openers.

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