Home Buying, Home Selling

Why Do Inspections Take So Long?


Posted on November 22, 2016 by Greg Terry

Take Perspective of What is Inspected

There are over 300 crucial features from the roof to the foundation and everything in between. Almost every home has these components: Roof, Chimney, Grounds, Interior, Electrical, Plumbing, Bathrooms, Seismic Safety, Fireplaces, Framing, Attic, Kitchen, Heating and Air conditioning, Insulation and Ventilation, Doors and Windows, Foundation and Structural Supports, Pools and Spa if requested.

Included Inspected Elements: Varies House to House, Complex to Complex

Roof, Gutters, Flashings, Skylights, Vents, Flue pipes, Electrical service including conductors, Breakers, Fuses, Grounding, Capacity, Sub Panels, Branch Circuit Wiring, Fixtures, Switches, Receptacles, Exterior siding, Trim, Fascia, Eaves, Soffits, Doors, Windows, Balconies, Stairs, Railings, Grading, Porches, Decks, Walkways, Driveways, Patios, Patio covers, Fences, Gates, Fireplaces, Liners, Joints, Damper, Gas, Gas piping, Fire bricks, Fire plates, Chimneys, Chimney caps, Spark arrestor, Foundation, crawlspaces, Basements, Slabs, Raised concrete perimeter, Stem walls, Anchor bolting, Bracing, Mudsills, Posts, Framing, Ventilation, Passageway door, Garage doors, door springs, Auto door openers, Auto reverse feature, Plumbing, Main waterline, Water pressure, Supply lines, Waste lines, Cleanouts, Vents, Sewage ejectors, Gas Meter, Gas Piping, Hose faucets, Water heater, Tank condition, Temperature Pressure Relief valve, Combustion air, Venting, Gas supply, Seismic safety, Water connections, Recirculation pumps, Bathrooms, Sink, Faucet, Drains, Toilets, Tubs, Whirlpool tub, Steam shower, Bidets, Interior, Walls, Ceilings, Floors, Stairs, Railings, Guard rails, Smoke Alarms, Carbon monoxide alarms, Bedrooms, Closets, Doors, Windows, Attic, Rafters, Ceiling Joists, Collar ties, Truss systems, Plurins, Sheathing, Ventilation, Insulation, Ductwork, Heating, Burners, Heat exchangers, Blowers, Filters, Air Plenums, Gas Supply, Combustion air, Venting, Thermostat control, Air conditioning, Power source, Electrical disconnect, Condenser, Air temperature drop, Refrigeration lines, Condensate lines, Support pad, cooling fins, Kitchen, Stove, oven, Sink, Faucet, Drain lines, Ventilator, Dishwasher, Air gap, Garbage disposal, Wiring at disposal, Trash compactor, Microwave, Instant hot water dispenser, Food processor, Counter tops, Cabinets, laundry, Electrical, Gas, Dryer vent, Water valves, Clothes water catch pan, Pools, Spas, Condition of liner, Drains, Skimmer basket, Railing, Diving board, Slide, Lights, Pumps, Motors, Leaf baskets, Filters, Pressure, Plumbing lines, heater, Electrical controls, pool decking, Tiles, Pool enclosure, Jets, Blowers and much more that is not worth listing. I think that you get the picture!

Not All May Apply to the Inspected Property

A Home inspector must come prepared to inspect objects that they did not otherwise plan for. At Diamond Property Inspections, we arrive to give the most thorough detailed inspection, to help assist all parties involved in the transaction. Reports of the inspection are generally available within 24 hours of completion; same day service is available upon request. Please share this important information and contact us today regarding your next inspection.

– Written By Greg S. Terry