What's Inspected During A Home Inspection

Services

Using the exclusive and proven "The Atkison Component Analysis System" the experienced inspectors at Atkison Inspection Service, Inc., provide a highly educated inspection and evaluation of the home's systems and structures.  This process gives every customer a comprehensive knowledge of the property the clear and concise documentation to aid in addressing pervasive or mounting issues and avoiding costly surprises. 

The "Atkison Component Analysis System" includes (but is not limited to) Observations and Reporting on the following items:

 

Structural Components

  • Foundation 
  • Walls
  • Columns
  • Ceilings
  • Roof

Exterior Components

  • Wall Coverings
  • Eaves, Soffits and Fascias
  • Exterior Doors
  • Window Frames
  • Entry Driveways
  • Walkways and Patios
  • Porches, Decks and Balconies
  • Garage Doors
  • Surface Drainage
  • Retaining Walls
  • Fencing
  • Fireplaces/Fire Pits

Electrical Systems

  • Service Drops
  • Entrance Conductors
  • Service Grounding
  • Main Panel
  • Sub-Panel(s)
  • Distribution Wiring
  • Wiring Methods
  • Outlets
  • Smoke Alarms - Location Relevance

Roofing System

  • Roof Coverings
  • Chimneys
  • Drainage Systems
  • Skylights
  • Roof Penetrations

Cooling/Heat Pump Systems

  • Energy Source
  • Air Conditioning
  • Furnaces
  • Evaporative Coolers
  • Filters
  • Duct and Air Distribution

Heating Systems

  • Energy Source 
  • Furnaces
  • Vents, Flues and Chimneys
  • Heat Distribution

Plumbing Systems

  • Water Pipe to House - Main Service
  • Interior Drain, Waste and Vent Piping
  • Cleanout Locations
  • Water Heater
  • Fuel Supply/Storage/Pipes/Shut Off Valves
  • Lawn Sprinkler System

 

Insulation / Ventilation 

  • Attic Insulation
  • Attic Ventilation
  • Exterior Wall Insulation
  • Vapor Barriers 
  • Exhaust Fans and Vents
  • Access Hatches

Interior

  • Wall and Ceilings Materials
  • Floor Surfaces
  • Windows and Glazing
  • Cabinets and Countertops
  • Doors
  • Fireplaces

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