A-1 Home Inspection Services, Inc.

Cell: (206) 915-5105
Office: (425) 672-7852

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A-1 Home Inspection Services, Inc.

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A-1 Home Inspection Services, Inc.

Inspection Overview

A home cannot fail an inspection. A professional home inspection gives you an independent, unbiased view of any problems so that you will have all the facts you need to make a sound, informed decision.

Richard A. Healy of A-1 Home Inspection Services, Inc. is a certified member of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). He performs visual inspections according to the standards set forth by ASHI & Washington State Inspection License # 303.
Clients of A-1 Home Inspection Services, Inc. receive a comprehensive report e-mailed the same evening as their inspection. 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 I have found with any problem areas noted, so you can easily identify them.

(The Pre-Offer Consultation is a verbal report of the Inspector’s observations. No written report or photos are provided)

Depending on the size and condition of the home, a thorough home inspection will take between two and three hours. Of course, if the house is larger or older than “normal”, it will take longer. Ideally, you will accompany your inspector during the inspection, so that you will have visual reinforcement of your written report, with pictures.
A thorough home inspection will include a visual inspection of the readily accessible areas, including the following:

~ Roof (shingles, flashings, chimneys, vents, trim and gutters, drip edges, skylights, downspouts, and other visible roof related items)

~ Attics (insulation, ventilation, rafters, joists and collar ties, trusses, wiring attachments, and other visible related items)

~ Plumbing and Fixtures (water pressure, water distribution system, hose bibs, sinks and faucets, bath/showers and toilets, sanitary system, and other plumbing system components)

~ Interior (floors and ceilings, walls, stairs (if applicable) and banisters, finishes, sinks, cabinets, shelving, built-in appliances, smoke detectors and safety-related items, and other visible interior-related components)

~ Heating and Cooling Systems (furnace, air cleaning parts, ductwork, electronic monoxide testing, electric gas sniffer testing, air conditioner and lines, and other visible related HVAC components)

~ Electrical Systems (service entry and clearances, service panel, switches and outlets, visible wiring and junction boxes, grounding system, and other related electrical components)

~ Basements, Crawl Spaces, and Foundation

(insulation, ventilation, posts, vapor barriers, utility attachment, structural items, floors and walls, and columns)

~ Exterior (Siding materials, attachments, windows, doors, sashes and lintels, vents, entryways, and other visible exterior and related components)

~ Decks and Porches
~ Fireplaces
~ Overall Structure