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Included With Your Home Inspection

InterNACHI Buy Back Guarantee

If our Home Inspector misses a covered item, InterNACHI will

BUY YOUR HOME!


InterNACHI Honor Guarantee

InterNACHI is so certain of the integrity of our members that we back them up with our

$25,000 Honor Guarantee!

All reports completed within 72 hours!

Check out our sample Inspection Report!

Infrared Thermal Imaging

InterNACHI Infrared Certified


Infrared Thermal Imaging included with every home inspection!

Thermal Image Photography

What is Inspected?

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Exterior

  • The exterior wall-covering material, flashing, and trim

  • All exterior doors, decks, stoops, steps, stairs, porches, railings, soffits, and fascia

  • Report as in need of repair any improper spacing between intermediate balusters, spindles and rails for steps, stairways, balconies, and railings

  • A representative number of windows

  • The vegetation, surface drainage, and retaining walls

  • Describe the exterior wall covering

Roof

  • The roof-covering materials

  • The gutters

  • The downspouts

  • The vents, flashing, skylights, chimney, and other roof penetrations

  • The general structure of the roof from the readily accessible panels, doors, or stairs

Attic, Ventilation and Insulation

  • The insulation in unfinished spaces

  • The presence of attic ventilation

  • Mechanical ventilation systems

  • Report on the general absence or lack of insulation or ventilation in unfinished spaces

Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace and Structure

  • The foundation

  • The basement

  • The crawlspace

  • Report observed indications of active water penetration

  • For wood in contact with or near soil

  • Report observed indications of possible foundation movement, such as sheetrock cracks, brick cracks, out-of-square door frames, and unlevel floors

  • Report on any observed cutting, notching and boring of framing members that may resent a structural or safety concern

Electrical

  • The service drop/lateral

  • The matter socket enclosures

  • The means for disconnecting the service main

  • Describe the service disconnect amperage rating (if labeled)

  • The panelboards and over-current devices (breakers and fuses)

  • The service grounding and bonding

  • A representative number of switches, lighting fixtures and receptacles, including receptacles viewed and deemed to be AFCI-protected

  • Test all GFCI receptacles and circuit breakers observed and deemed to be GFCIs

  • Service entrance conductors and conductor insulation

  • The general absence of smoke or carbon monoxide detectors

  • Service entrance cables

Report May Include

  • Any unused circuit breaker panel openings that are not filled

  • The presence of solid conductor aluminum branch circuit wiring, if readily visible

  • Any tested receptacles in which power was not present, the polarity was incorrect, the receptacle was not grounded or secured to the wall, the cover was not in place, the GFCI devices were not properly installed or did not operate properly, and evidence of arcing or excessive heat

  • Any deficiencies in the integrity of the insulation, drip loop, or separation of conductors at weather heads and clearances from grade or rooftops, as they may require repair.

Doors, Windows, and Interior

  • A representative number of doors and windows by opening and closing them

  • The walls, ceilings, steps, stairways and railing

  • Report as in need of repair any improper spacing between intermediate balusters, spindles and rails for steps, stairways and railings

  • The garage doors and garage door openers’ operation using the installed automatic door control

  • Report as improper any photo- electric safety sensor that fails to respond adequately to testing

  • Report as in need of repair any door locks or side ropes that have not been removed or disabled when the garage door opener is in use

  • Report as in need of repair any windows that are obviously fogged or display other evidence of broken seals.

Fireplace

  • The hearth extensions and permanently installed components

  • Report as in need of repair deficiencies in the lintel, hearth or material surrounding the fireplace, including the fireplace opening’s clearance from visible combustible materials

Heating and Cooling Systems

  • The central cooling equipment and heating system, using normal operating controls, and describe the energy source and heating method

  • Report as in need of repair any cooling/heating system that does not operate

  • Report if the cooling/heating system is deemed inaccessible

Plumbing

  • Determine and report whether the water supply is public or private

  • Verify the presence and identify the location of the main water shut-off valve

  • Inspect the water heating equipment, including venting connections, energy-source supply system, and seismic bracing, and verify the presence or absence of temperature-/ pressure-relief valves and/or Watts 210 valves

  • All toilets for proper operation by flushing them

  • All sinks, tubs and showers for functional drainage

  • The interior water supply including all fixtures and faucets, by running the water

  • The drain, waste, and vent systems

  • Describe any observed fuel-storage systems

  • The drainage sump pumps, and operate pumps with accessible floats

  • Describe the location of the main water supply and main fuel shut-off valves

  • Report as in need of repair deficiencies in the water supply by viewing the functional flow in two fixtures operated simultaneously

  • Report as in need of repair deficiencies in installation of the hot and cold water faucets

  • Report as in need of repair any mechanical drain stops that are missing or do not operate if installed in sinks, lavatories and tubs

  • Report any evidence that toilets are damaged, have loose connections to the floor, leak, or have tank components that do not operate

New Construction

11th Month Warranty Inspection

Protect your dream home with an 11th Month Warranty Inspection. Most builders offer a one-year warranty on a new home. Alvaron will come out during the 11th month and perform a full home inspection before the builder's warranty expires.

A Warranty Inspection is a non-invasive, comprehensive evaluation of the interior and exterior structure of your new home and its major systems and components. The home inspection is conducted during the 11th month of your occupancy, before your builder's warranty expires.

Within 72 hours you will receive a comprehensive report, complete with photos, that includes information on any material defects observed on the date of the inspection. With this thorough inspection and detailed report, you can take the necessary steps to hold your builder and any subcontractors to their warranties, before they expire. Call us now to schedule your 11th Month Warranty Inspection!

All services provided in accordance with the InterNachi Standards of Practice.

Todos los servicios prestados de acuerdo con los Estándares de práctica de InterNachi.

Repair Estimate Report

A Repair Estimate Report can be provided in addition to your inspection report! The Repair Estimate Report will provide detailed cost estimates of repairs.

  • Provides an itemized list of estimates based on your inspection report, for the buyer and agent to review.

  • Agents can then generate a repair request addendum with the estimates, saving hours of work, through a powerful web interface.

  • The finished request addendum can be downloaded or shared as a link to anyone who needs access, and repairs can be coordinated directly with a verified Porch pro!

  • Ask us about adding a Repair Estimate Report to your home inspection!

Check out this sample Repair Estimate Report!

*Repair Estimate Reports are sold for an additional cost. They do not come included with a home inspection.

Alvaron Home Inspections

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 8 AM - 7 PM

Saturday 8 AM - 6 PM

Sunday 9 AM - 5 PM

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