Full home inspection

During a full home inspection, Sure Sight Home Inspection, Inc. will review all major systems in the home as shown below.

This is a partial list of what is included in a typical full home inspection. For a complete list of inspected items, including inspection exclusions and limitations, please read the North Carolina Home Inspectors Licensure Board Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.

Floor joist damaged by drilling hole for wiring conduit

Structure

Foundations
Floors
Wall
Columns or piers
Ceilings
Roofs

Grade level is above foundation vent opening

Exterior

Wall claddings
Flashings and trim
Exterior doors and windows
Garage doors and openers
Decks, balconies, stoops, steps, areaways, porches and associated railings
Eaves, soffits, and fascia
Vegetation, grading, drainage, driveways, patios, walkways, and retaining walls

A roof shingle that is nailed too low

Roofing

Roof coverings
Roof drainage systems
Flashings
Skylights, chimneys, and roof penetrations

Galvanized plumbing drain with drum trap

Plumbing

Interior water supply and distribution system
Interior drain, waste, and vent system
Water heaters
Fuel storage and distribution systems
Sump pumps

Unsafe electrical connections in attic

Electrical

Service entrance conductors
Service equipment
Branch circuit conductors and over current devices
Ceiling fans, lighting fixtures, switches and receptacles located inside the house, garage, and exterior walls

Burner compartment of a package unit furnace

Heating and Air Conditioning

Heating and cooling equipment
Normal operating controls
Readily visible chimneys, flues, and vents
Solid fuel heating devices
Distribution systems, including fans, pumps, ducts, and piping

9" x 9" Asbestos floor tile in basement

Interiors

Walls ceilings and floors
Steps, stairways, balconies, and railings
Counters and built-in cabinets
Interior doors and windows

Attic insulation unsupported and falling from wall

Insulation and Ventilation

Insulation and vapor barriers
Ventilation of attics and foundation areas
Kitchen, bath, and laundry venting system

Burners lit on a gas range

Built-In Kitchen Appliances

Permanently-installed dishwashers
Range, cook top, and/or ovens
Trash compactors
Garbage disposals
Venting appliances such as range hoods
Permanently-installed microwave ovens