• Home Inspection: We inspect the exterior home site, building, foundation, exterior walls, roof structure, attic, basement/crawl space, decks/porches, insulation, storage, electrical, visible interior and exterior plumbing, central air systems, heating systems and the interior conditions of the home.
  • Structural Components: The structural components including foundation and framing.  The floor wall and ceiling structure, the under-flooring crawl space, the roof structure and the attic
  • Roof System: The roof covering, the roof drainage systems, the flashing, the skylights, chimneys and roof penetrations
  • Plumbing Systems: The interior water supply and distribution systems including all fixtures and faucets.  The drain, waste and vent systems and fixtures.  The water heating equipment and vents, The chimneys and flues.  The fuel storage and distribution systems.  The drainage sumps, sump  and pumps and related piping.
  • Electrical Systems: The service drop. The service entrance conductors, cables and raceways.  The service equipment and main disconnects.  The service grounding.  The interior components of the service panel and sub-panels.  The conductors.  The over-current protection services.  A representative number of installation lighting, fixtures, switches and receptacles.  The ground fault circuit interrupters.
  • Heating Systems: The installed heating equipment, vents and valve systems chimney and flues.
  • Air Conditioning Systems: The installed central and through wall cooling equipment.
  • Interior: The walls, ceilings and floors.  The steps, stairways and railings.  The countertops and a representative number of installed cabinets.  A representative number of doors and windows.  Storage doors and garage door openers.
  • Insulation and Ventilation: Describe the insulation and vapor retards in unfinished spaces.  The ventilation of attics and foundation areas.  The mechanical ventilation system.  Describe the absence of insulation in unfinished spaces at conditioned surfaces.
  • Fireplaces and solid fuel burning appliances: The installed system components, vents, valve, chimney and flues.
  • Wood Destroying Insects: Inspect-A-Home, Inc. inspects your future home for visible evidence of termites, wood bores, powder post beetles, carpenter ants and carpenter bees.  Inspect-A-Home, Inc. is one of the only inspection companies to hold an Advanced Wood Destroying Insect Inspection rating from the Pennsylvania Pest Management Association (#CD-843822-00)  Inspect-A-Home, Inc. is also licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (#843822)
  • Radon: The EPA and the Surgeon General recommend that all homes be tested for Radon.  Radon is a radioactive gas that comes from a natural breakdown of uranium ion the solid, rock and water/  Radon generally enters the home through cracks or other holes in the foundation.  Pennsylvania has about twice as many homes above 4 pCi/L readings

    Inspect-A-Home, Inc. tests homes with the radalink continuous radon monitors.  There is a potential interference in real estate transactions.  The radalink monitors are virtually tamper proof.  They determine whether the monitor was moved, records barometric pressure, relative humidity, and the temperature.  The detailed report is proved to your Realtor® within one hour of the uploading of the data.
    The EPA recommends that you take action to reduce your home’s indoor radon level if your radon tests results are 4 pCi/L of higher.  Inspect-A-Home, Inc. is certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (#1901) to conduct radon tests.
  • Exterior: The exterior wall covering, flashing and trim.  All exterior doors, attached decks, balconies, stoops, steps, porches and the associated railings.  The eaves, soffits and fascias where accessible from the ground level.  The vegetation, grading, surface drainage and retaining walls on the property when any of these are likely to adversely affect the building.  Walkways, patios and driveways leading to the dwelling entrances.