Advantage Home Inspection Service is a visual process where all of the items typically used within a home are tested and/or operated to verify proper operation or installation. The professional home inspection process takes approximately 2 ½ to 4 hours. We are happy to answer any questions you may have at the beginning or end of the inspection. Initially, we will go over the Pre-Inspection Agreement and payment will be secured at this time. Then our Home Inspector will begin the inspection, our process involves a procedure to insure a complete and thorough coverage of the property.
First, the inspector will make several passes around the exterior of the home. Next, he will inspect the attic and the crawl spaces for structure, insulation, electrical and other items. Finally, the inspector will make several passes through the interior of the residence. Doors and windows are opened and closed; air-conditioning and heating systems are operated. The Inspector will fill the sinks and tub(s), run the shower(s), and flush the toilets. All the while making notes on the condition and operation of the components tested. Then the inspector will take time to document his findings.
Once he has completed the Home Inspection Services documentation. This is the best time for any questions, so if you can be present for the presentation of the report, our inspector can review it with you to make clarifications, or if needed, recommend specialists for any property deficiencies. The following day, our home inspector will send you a comprehensive report which details the home inspection findings. Our home inspection reports are uniquely detailed with clear descriptions of the items being reported and include many photographs and accompanying diagrams for clarity. .
Advantage Home Inspectors are professionally trained to evaluate every property against the New Mexico Standards of Practice. Please be aware, AHI Services are not code enforcement and an inspection is not a pass or fail report. It is an evaluation of the property condition at the time of the report which simply identifies deficiencies. Report findings are useful in the buying decision and for understanding what action, if any, should be taken once a property is purchased.
You can count on the Advantage Home Inspection team to provide a complete and thorough home inspection by professional, certified, licensed, insured and bonded home inspectors with the additional commitment to our role in preserving the environment. Our home inspections cover many separate details, providing thorough information about the condition of the following.
|• Roof, vents, flashings and trim
• Gutters and downspouts
• Skylight, chimney and other roof penetrations
• Decks, stoops, porches, walkways and railings
• Eaves, offsite and fascia
• Grading and drainage
• Basement, foundation and crawlspace
• Water penetration and foundation movement
• Heating systems
• Cooling systems
• Main water shut-off valves
|• Interior plumbing fixtures and faucets
• Drainage sump pumps with accessible floats
• Electrical service line and meter box
• Main disconnect and service amperage
• Electrical panels, breakers and fuses
• Grounding and bonding
• GFCI’s and AFCI’s
• Fireplace damper door and hearth
• Insulation and ventilation
• Garage doors, safety sensors and openers• Water heating system