What to Expect From Your Inspection

Kerwin Inspections provides a thorough visual examination of the property, including all major systems and appliances in your home such as heating/cooling, plumbing, electrical wiring, etc. We will be looking for any deficiencies with these items that may need attention before you buy or sell your house.

We will detail our findings in a easy-to-read modern report within 24 hours of your inspection so you can make an informed decision. Our goal is not only to make sure everything works properly but also to identify potential safety hazards like faulty wiring or exposed gas lines. If we see something wrong or unusual that doesn’t seem right, we’ll bring this up immediately.

Inspections can vary greatly depending upon the size of the house, number of rooms, condition of the house, location, etc. Generally speaking, larger houses will cost more than smaller ones. Also, properties located near large bodies of water require extra time due to their proximity to the ocean, lake, river, creek, bayou, pond, canal, etc.

Of course, it depends on the house size but the average time for a professional home inspector to complete an inspection of your property is about 2-3 hours.

After reviewing the report, we’ll usually recommend 3 things:
1. Fix any obvious issues
2. Make small adjustments to increase efficiency
3. Provide recommendations for future improvements to minimize further maintenance expenses.

Yes, absolutely!! This is something very important to us. Because of our experience and expertise, we often work directly with builders, architects, engineers, painters, plumbers, electricians, gardeners, mechanics, carpenters, handymen, etc. Many times, we suggest a company or individual for jobs ranging from minor tune-ups to major renovations. It really helps us stay current and provides us with a great opportunity to share our knowledge with clients. Let’s connect!

Wondering what’s included in a standard home inspection from Kerwin Inspections?
Here is a quick overview of the services included in your home inspection, and the major systems that we inspect and assess throughout the process.

  • Appliances

    We will test and examine all major appliances like hot water heaters, washers and dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers, and more.

  • Doors, Windows & Interior

    We will check doors and windows for proper sealing and drafts, signs of mold or 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 such potentially expensive issues.

  • Attic, Ventilation & Insulation

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

  • Roof

    The roof is one of the most costly and important structures. We will examine the roof, its structure, shingles/tiles, 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 units.

  • Plumbing

    We will visually inspect plumbing fixtures for proper function, including tubs, sinks, hoses, showers, and water shut-off valves, and look for leaks and other such flaws.

  • 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.

What is included in a home inspection?

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