What to Expect

Signature Inspection Services evaluations produce an easy to read nationally recognized report that exceed the "Standards of Practice" as stipulated by the American Society of Home Inspection. ASHI is the oldest, largest, highest profile, and most professional organization of home inspectors in North America; and therefore is our association of choice. Our typical home inspection includes these components and systems:

  • Exterior/Site: Grading, driveways, sidewalks, front porch, patio, gates, fences/walls, decks and stairs.

  • Structure: Exterior walls, trim, foundation, basement, crawl space, exterior doors and chimneys.

  • Roof: Roof covering, flashings, attic and insulation.

  • Electrical: Entrance wires, main electrical panels and branch wiring.

  • Plumbing: Piping, valves, water heater and sprinkler/irrigation system.

  • Heating/Cooling/Air Distribution System: Heating system, cooling system, air handler and evaporative cooler.

  • Interior: Walls, floors, ceiling, doors, windows and screens.

  • Bathrooms: Counter tops, cabinets, sinks and built-in appliances.

  • Kitchen: Counter tops, cabinets, sinks and built-in appliances.

  • Miscellaneous: Vehicle parking area, overhead garage door, garage-to-house door, laundry room, interior stairs and fireplaces.

  • Swimming Pool/Spa: Structure, filter, pumps, blowers, plumbing, heater, electrical and pool/spa security.

OUR REPORTS

Our inspection reports are informative and easy-to-use. Each section is categorized and color coded making it convenient and easy to reference concerning issues quickly. All reports are posted on our website, or mailed to you within 24 hours of the inspection in a three ringed binder containing the report and useful maintenance tips and information. Our detailed, computerized inspection reports include:

  • A Summary Section listing defective and marginal items as well as helpful recommendations for repair or replacement
  • A Helpful Home Maintenance Guide
  • Pre-Closing Inspection checklist for checking on repairs before closing
  • Useful Tip Guide for Maintaining Your Home
  • Digital copies of photographs taken during the inspection
  • Follow-up conversations to review and discuss the report