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General Home Inspection – Whats Inspected

Your Home Inspector,
Greg White

Your Home Inspection is crucial when buying, selling, or evaluating a property.  Buying a new property is a large financial decision. A detailed inspection provides vital information on the properties current state, and your safety.

  • Third Party Service – Cal Certified Home Inspection is a qualified third-party home inspection company that provides impartial & unbiased inspection reports.
  • Visual Evaluation of the Home is done by a certified home inspector, who covers the home’s electrical system, plumbing, roofing, air conditioning, heating, exterior and general condition.
  • On-Site Client Walkthrough – I walk each client through my findings on-site, this helps you understand what was found and helps you understand the written report that follows.
  • Upon Completion – of this “non-invasive” visual inspection, (normally 2-3 hours),  I provide a detailed report, including pictures of any area(s) that contain defects and/or deficiencies, and recommendations are made for issues that may require further evaluation by a licensed specialist. Our report is e-mailed to you and/or your agent within 24 hours of the inspection.
  • Your Peace of Mind – Most importantly, a home inspection provides peace of mind for clients in the purchase of not just their house, but their home.  I will work with clients in explaining the inspection and answering any questions regarding their report.

During a property inspection, items inspected will include but are not limited to:

Foundations – Basements – Under-Floor Areas

Foundation and other support components

Under-floor ventilation

Location of under-floor access opening(s)

Wood separation from soil

Presence of drainage systems or sump pumps within foundation footprint

Presence or absence of seismic anchoring and bracing components


Surface grade, hardscaping, and drainage within six feet of the inspected building or associated primary parking structure

Wall cladding, veneers, flashing, trim, eaves, soffits and fascias

Exterior portions of a representative sampling of doors and windows

Attached decks, porches, balconies, stairs, columns, walkways, guard-rails and handrails

Roof Coverings

Roof coverings

Flashing, vents, skylights and other penetrations

Roof drainage systems

Attic Areas & Roof Framing

Framing and sheathing

Access opening(s) and accessibility

Insulation material(s)



Supply, waste, and vent piping

Fixtures, faucets & drains

Water heating equipment, including combustion air, venting, connections, energy sources, seismic bracing, and temperature-pressure relief valves

Functional flow of water supply & functional drainage at fixtures

Gas piping & connectors


Electrical Systems

Service conductors, equipment, and capacity

Panels and overcurrent protection devices

Service and equipment grounding

Wiring types and methods

A representative sampling of switches, receptacles, and light fixtures

Ground-fault circuit-interrupters

Heating Systems

Heating equipment and operation using normal user controls

Venting systems

Combustion and ventilating air

Energy source and connections

Heating distribution system(s) including a representative sampling of ducting, duct insulation, outlets, radiators, piping systems and valves

Fireplaces & Chimneys

Chimneys, flues, dampers and associated components

Fireboxes, hearth extensions and permanently installed accessory components

Manufactured solid-fuel or gas-burning appliances

Pools & Spas

Location and type of pool or spa examined

Conditions limiting or otherwise inhibiting inspection

Enclosure and related gates

Hardscaping and drainage related to the inspected pool or spa

Condition of visible portions of systems, structures, or components

Normally necessary and present equipment such as: lights, pumps, heaters,

filters, and related mechanical and electrical connections

Cal Certified Home Inspection Sevice adheres to the iNACHI  STANDARDS OF PRACTICE, which is a comprehensive list of areas we inspect and areas we do not inspect.  A copy of this document is available here.

Download our Home Inspection Agreement here.

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