Your Inspection

What to Expect From Your Inspection

Whether you need a buyer’s inspection, a pre-listing inspection, or you are interested in a home inspection to ensure proper maintenance of your current home, you can trust Midtown Inspections to deliver excellent service. You can expect a thorough, multi-point inspection revealing the overall, general condition of the home and its systems to you and your agent. Comments will be organized by system type and prioritized in to useful categories to help you make the best decision for your individual situation.

You will have a comprehensive report, delivered online via HTML, or in PDF format, documenting all findings, and including images, references and further details.

Inspections generally take about two to three hours on-site for an average home but may last longer depending on the age, condition, and occupancy of the home. We are very careful about scheduling enough time to provide you with the absolute best inspection possible.

Here is a quick overview of the services included in your home inspection, and the major systems that will be analyzed and assessed throughout the process.

  • Roof

    The roof is one of the most important structures in the home. The roof, its structure, shingles, flashing, gutters, downspouts and more will all be evaluated.

  • Exterior

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

  • HVAC

    The HVAC systems including ducts, filters, furnaces and air conditioning units will be visually inspected and operated when safe and appropriate to do so.

  • Plumbing

    Plumbing fixtures will be visually inspected for proper function, including tubs, sinks, hoses, showers, and water shut-off valves, with special care taken to identify possible leaks and other such flaws.

  • Electrical Systems

    Both the interior and exterior electrical systems including service drops, service masts, grounding, outlets, meters, circuit breakers, and other such systems will be visually inspected.

  • Appliances

    Built-in appliances, such as dishwashers, ovens, cooktops, permanently-affixed microwaves, will be visually inspected and tested for proper operation.

  • Doors, Windows & Interior

    Doors and windows will be inspected for proper sealing and drafts, signs of mold or water damage, and more. Interior spaces, including walls, ceilings, and floor coverings, will be evaluated.

  • Foundations, Basements and Crawl Spaces

    The foundation, crawlspaces and basements will be examined for signs of past water damage, foundation cracking or shifting, and other critical issues.

  • Attic, Ventilation & Insulation

    The attic will be examined for proper ventilation, insulation level and type, and signs of moisture intrusion.

What's Included in a Home Inspection