Included With Your Home Inspection
Infrared Thermal Imaging
An infrared inspection can help identify and document many hidden defects such as:
heat loss and air infiltration
missing or insufficient insulation
areas of moisture intrusion, such as plumbing or roof leaks
overheated electrical equipment, and more!
Infrared Thermal Imaging included with every home inspection!
Personalized Moving Checklist and Concierge Service
As a thank you for trusting Alvaron with your home inspection needs, we want to help make your move a little easier. We have partnered with Porch to offer all our clients a complimentary membership in their Home Assistant Gold program. The Porch Home Assistant Gold team helps homeowners tackle everything on their move-in to-do list such as moving, changing their address, getting home insurance, scheduling home repairs, and more! In addition to the concierge service, Home Assistant Gold includes $100 in Porch handyman coupons and a personalized moving checklist.
* Porch Home Assistant is a dedicated resource provided by Porch, through Alvaron Home Inspections, at no additional cost to our clients. If you do not want or need these services, you are under no obligation to use them.
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What is Inspected?
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
The roof-covering materials
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
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
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.
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
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
Repair Estimate Report
A Repair Estimate Report can be provided in addition to your home inspection report! The Repair Estimate Report will provide detailed cost estimates of repairs. Ask us about adding a Repair Estimate Report to your home inspection!
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!
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 8 AM - 7 PM
Saturday 8 AM - 6 PM
Sunday 9 AM - 5 PM