BATON ROUGE AREA HOME INSPECTIONS
BATON ROUGE HOME INSPECTIONS:
ALL HOME INSPECTIONS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
We inspect your roof-covering materials, gutters, downspouts, vents, flashing, skylights, chimney, and roof penetrations. Additionally, we inspect the general structure of the roof from any readily accessible panels, doors, or stairs.
Our team thoroughly inspects your exterior wall-covering materials, eaves, soffits, and fascia. At the same time, a representative number or windows, exterior doors, flashing and trim are inspected. Next, adjacent walkways and driveways, stairs, steps, stoops, stairways and ramps, porches, patios, decks, balconies and carports, railings, guards and handrails, are visualized and any abnormalities are noted. Then, vegetation, surface drainage, retaining walls, grading of the property, and any other items that may adversely affect the structure due to moisture intrusion are inspected.
Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace & Structure
Your Inspector inspects the foundation, basement, crawlspaces, and structural components.
Heating and Cooling Systems
We inspect the heating and cooling systems, using normal operating controls.
Your plumbing systems are inspected to include the main water supply shut-off valve, the main fuel supply shut-off valve,
and the water heating equipment. Additionally, the energy source, venting connections, temperature/pressure-relief (TPR) valves, and seismic bracing is checked. Next, the interior water supply, (including all fixtures and faucets), are inspected by running the water. Likewise,
all toilets are checked for proper operation by flushing. Lastly, all sinks, tubs, and showers are checked for functional draining. This includes drain, waste and vent systems as well as drainage sump pumps that have accessible floats.
The following are inspected: the service drop;
the 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;
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, including receptacles observed and deemed to be arc-fault circuit interrupter (AFCI)-protected using the AFCI test button, where possible;
all ground-fault circuit interrupter receptacles and circuit breakers observed and deemed to be GFCIs using a GFCI tester, where possible; and
for the presence of smoke and carbon-monoxide detectors.
The inspector inspects readily accessible and visible portions of the fireplaces and chimneys;
lintels above the fireplace openings;
damper doors by opening and closing them, if readily accessible and manually operable; and
cleanout doors and frames.
Attic, Insulation, and Ventilation
We inspect your insulation in unfinished spaces, including attics, crawlspaces and foundation areas;
ventilation of unfinished spaces, including attics, crawlspaces and foundation areas; and
mechanical exhaust systems in the kitchen, bathrooms and laundry area.
Doors, Windows & Interior
The Inspector inspects a representative number of doors and windows by opening and closing them;
floors, walls and ceilings;
stairs, steps, landings, stairways and ramps;
railings, guards and handrails; and
garage vehicle doors and the operation of garage vehicle door openers, using normal operating controls.