A Home inspection is to assess the condition of the residence at the time of the inspection using visual observations, simple tools and normal homeowner operational controls; and to report deficiencies of specific systems and components. A home inspection does not identify concealed conditions or latent defects.
We offer the following services:
HOME BUYER’S INSPECTION
Buying a home is one of the biggest investments you’ll make. A thorough professional inspection will give you a better understanding about any issues that might be present at the time of the inspection. Getting a professional inspection completed at the time of purchase can save you money and/or headaches down the road by having knowledge of your dream homes current condition.
Get a professional home inspection to assess the current condition of your home before you list. Doing so can save you time and money down the road. Real estate decisions are difficult and complicated, which is why it’s crucial to take an informed approach.
Getting an annual or periodic Maintenance Inspection of your home is a vital part maintaining your home. A maintenance inspection report gives you an informative approach of some potential issues or current issues with the home. We can also help connect you with qualified contractors.
At Olympic View Home Inspections, LLC a residential home inspection will include the following:
Structure- An inspection of the structure will include the visible foundation; floor framing; roof framing and decking; other support and substructure/superstructure components; stairs; ventilation (when applicable); and exposed concrete slabs in garages and habitable areas.
Exterior- An inspection of the exterior includes the visible wall coverings, trim, protective coatings and sealants, windows and doors, attached porches, decks, steps, balconies, handrails, guardrails, carports, eaves, soffits, fascias and visible exterior portions of chimneys.
Roofs– An inspection of the roof includes the roof covering materials; gutters and downspout systems; visible flashings; roof vents; skylights, and any other roof penetrations; and the portions of the chimneys and flues visible from the exterior.
Plumbing System- An inspection of the plumbing system includes visible water supply lines; visible waste/soil and vent lines; fixtures and faucets; domestic hot water system and fuel source.
Electrical System- The inspection of the electrical system includes the service drop through the main panel; subpanels including feeders; branch circuits, connected devices, and lighting fixtures.
Heating System- The inspection of the heating system includes the fuel source; heating equipment; heating distribution; operating controls; flue pipes, chimneys and venting; auxiliary heating units.
Air Conditioning System- The inspection of the air conditioning system includes the cooling equipment; cooling distribution equipment and the operating controls.
Interiors- The inspection of the interior includes the walls, ceilings, floors, windows, and doors; steps, stairways, balconies and railings.
Insulation and Ventilation- The inspection of the insulation and ventilation includes the type and condition of the insulation and ventilation in viewable unfinished attics and subgrade areas as well as the installed mechanical ventilation systems.
Fireplace and Stoves- includes solid fuel and gas fireplaces, stoves, dampers, fireboxes and hearths.
Site- The inspection of the site includes the building perimeter, land grade, and water drainage directly adjacent to the foundation; trees and vegetation that adversely affect the structure; walks, grade steps, driveways, patios, and retaining walls contiguous with the structure.
Attached garages and carports- The inspection of attached garages and carports includes their framing, siding, roof, doors, windows, and installed electrical/mechanical systems pertaining to the operation of the home.
We utilize a Thermal Imaging Camera on all inspections. Infrared Thermography is able to detect various hot and cold anomalies, along with possible moisture and leak issues.