What Is A Frame Inspection?
Our frame inspections include the structural/electrical/mechanical & plumbing systems of the house.
On the structural inspection, we’ll fly a drone over the rooftop whenever it is safe and accessible for us to do so and take several images. We’ll check the entire roofing system and all roof penetrations. And we even crawl thru the attic checking for water penetration, proper framing, load-bearing walls, inside and outside, down to and including the foundation system. So structurally we’re checking the house from top to bottom.
On the electrical system, check for proper electrical wiring and connections that will be behind walls, as well as check for the correct gauge wiring. Improper connections and/or the wrong gauge wire can result in a home fire later when the system is being used for multiple devices.
The mechanical inspection includes checking for proper ductwork that would be leading to these appliances and heating and cooling units. We want to make sure that any connection between two sections of ducting is made properly so that air goes into your rooms and not your walls.
On the plumbing inspection, we check for proper installation of the visible pipes that will connect to the sinks, faucets, bathtubs, fixtures, and water heaters. We are checking the connections to make sure that you don’t have a breakdown of materials later, resulting in flooding inside your walls.
Benefit With Our Inspection Services
After we walk through the home together, your inspector will personally explain the general condition of the home and systems with you and your agent. We will talk through any major issues that need to be addressed sooner rather than later. We will also mention the items that you will want to keep an eye on for deferred maintenance. All of this will be detailed in our easy-to-read Spectora report, that will be delivered in HTML and/or PDF format. From that report, you’ll be able to see the items we discussed, with images for reference.
VISUAL HOME INSPECTION REPORTS
At HBIG Home Inspection, we use Spectora for all of our home inspection reports. This advanced tool makes it easy to integrate photos and documentation about the condition of the home in an easy-to-understand format.
We deliver our report within 24 hours of the conclusion of your home inspection so that you can quickly get access to a full overview of our findings, and discuss them with us and your agent.
Buying a new home means no issues right? Well not always. That’s why most builders offer a one year warranty guarantying they will fix any issues that come up with your new home. But before it does, we recommend getting the home fully inspected. Our job is to make sure you understand all aspects of the inspection process, and we do not stop there. Should you have any questions or concerns after the report, you are encouraged to give us call. We will provide you with an explanation of the report and options to assist you in making a confident decision about your property.
Whether you are buying, selling or maintaining your home, HBIG Home Inspection provides professional and quality service from the moment you call us. We will walk through your home with you and teach you as much as you want to learn. We use the most modern tools including a thermal camera, moisture meter on all inspections, at no additional charge!
After one year of living in a new house, it is common to notice some minor issues that need to be repaired. It takes a lot to build a house and it is not uncommon for things to be overlooked in the construction process.
We don’t fault builders for this, but we see an opportunity to help home owners find these issues while their 1 year warranties are still active. This way, all possible problems can be mitigated before the builder moves on to the next project.