Countryside Wooden House

Dan B. Melbourne, Arkansas Says

"Mark was great. He took his time, answered all our questions. The report was very clear and easy to read. I would recommend him to anyone!"

What can I expect from a home inspection?

The purpose of a home inspection is to give you a clean, non-biased report of the general condition of the home in question. We are not here to sell you products, contract or perform needed repairs or determine the value of the home. Our only goal is to give you the information you need to make an informed decision. We inspect every home as though we are buying it ourselves. No tricks, no gimmicks. Just the facts.

Our Services

Tona A.
Mountain Home, Arkansas Says

"Very Thorough. Communicating with Mark was very simple and clear. Most appreciated!!"

What Do We Inspect?

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A home inspection is described by the International Association Of Certified Home Inspectors as "a visual inspection for system and major accessible component defects and safety issues." The areas inspected include but are not limited to the following:

  • Structural Issues

  • Roofing

  • Vents, Flashings, and Trim

  • Chimneys

  • ​​Eaves, Soffit and Fascia;

  • Gutters and Downspouts

  • ​Attached Decks, Stoops, Porches, Walkways, and Railings

  • Grading, Drainage and Vegetation (that effect the homes integrity) 

  • Foundation

  • Garage Doors Including Openers and Safety Switches

  • ​Ventilation and Exhaust Fans and Vents

  • Fireplaces

  • Crawl Spaces and Attics

  • Basements

  • Attached Storage Areas 

  • Heating and Cooling/Air Conditioning Systems

  • Main Water Shut-offs

  • Water Heaters

  • Interior Plumbing Fixtures and Faucets

  • In-Home Sump Pumps and Floats

  • Electrical service line and meter box

  • Main disconnect and service amperage

  • Electrical Panels, Grounding and Bonding, Breakers and Fuses

  • Outlets (GFCIs and AFCIs)

  • Built-in Appliances (such as ranges and dishwashers)

  • Insulation and Attic Ventilation

  • See the "Standards of Practice" page for more info.

  • Inspection results are representative of the condition of inspected systems at the time of inspection. Damages can and do occur after the inspection due to weather, vandalism, premature failure, etc. A home inspection is a limited visual inspection and does not represent a warranty or a guarantee against future failure of systems or structural features.  

Cleaning a Rain Gutter

The Bottom Line

Wooden Hut

A home inspection is a limited objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a house, from the roof to the foundation. Most home inspections take 2-4 hours to complete, though this is heavily dependent on the of the size and condition of the home. After the inspection process, the inspector will send the client an inspection report that covers their findings, complete with pictures, analysis and recommendations. If certain areas are inaccessible (locked door, tenant's belongings in the way) or unsafe conditions (severely steep roofs, poor structural integrity) the inspector will explain the situation and note that they were not able to assess that specific area or system.Only controls normally accessed by the homeowner will be used. Hidden defects (such as inside walls, undercarpets or insulation) will not be inspected. With the exception of the electrical service panel cover, components will not be disassembled for inspection.