What to Expect from Your Inspection

No matter your inspection needs, A Light in the Attic is here to help. Whether it’s a buyer’s inspection, a pre-listing inspection, a builder inspection, or a periodic inspection to ensure proper maintenance of your current home, you can trust us to deliver excellent service.

Our team is always here to help and will ensure that you are aware of any potential issues with your current home or a home that you’re interested in purchasing.

We’re focused on education and our goal is to provide you with the information you need about the overall condition of the property in question. We invite our clients to walk through the home with us and to ask any questions they may have throughout the inspection process.

A Light in the Attic has a thorough, multi-point checklist that ensures that no stone is left unturned and we will explain the overall, general condition of the home and its systems to you after your inspection is complete.

We will also compile a comprehensive report, delivered online in HTML and PDF formats, comprehensively documenting our findings, including images, references and further details. This report will be available in both a desktop-friendly format and a mobile format, so that you can stay connected and check your report from wherever is most convenient.

Wondering what’s included in a standard home inspection from A Light in the Attic? Here is a quick overview of the services included in your home inspection and the major systems that we analyze and assess throughout the process.

  • Roof

    The roof is one of the most costly and important structures. We will examine the roof coverings, its structure, flashing, gutters, downspouts, and more.

  • Exterior

    This includes the exterior walkways and doors, siding, eaves and soffits, fascia, paint, and other such elements of the home’s exterior.

  • HVAC

    We will visually inspect the HVAC systems including ducts, filters, furnaces and air conditioning systems.

  • Plumbing

    We will visually inspect plumbing fixtures for proper function and look for leaks and other such flaws. This includes tubs, sinks, hoses, showers, water shut-off valves, and irrigation systems (if applicable).

  • Electrical Systems

    We will visually inspect both interior and exterior electrical systems including service drops, service masts, grounding, outlets, meters, circuit breakers, and other such systems.

  • Appliances

    We will test and examine all permanently-installed major appliances such as water heaters, dishwashers, disposals, ranges, range hoods, ovens, microwaves, and more.

  • Doors, Windows & Interior

    We will check doors and windows for proper sealing and drafts, signs of water damage, and more. We will also check the condition of all interior spaces.

  • Foundations, Basements and Crawl Spaces

    We will examine the foundation, crawlspaces and basements to look for signs of things like past water damage, foundation cracking or shifting, and other potentially expensive issues.

  • Attic, Ventilation & Insulation

    We will examine the attic to ensure it is properly ventilated, check for moisture, assess the level of insulation, and more.

Standard home inspection checklist