Inspection Process

Midstate Home Inspection Service provides you with the most comprehensive building inspection report in the home inspection industry. With every Midstate inspection you receive a 300 page Homeowners Manual. This manual is backup material for your inspection report as well as a reference guide to your home.

The results of the inspection are recorded for over 400 items and will tell what the inspector observed, what problems were found.

  • Roof
  • Exterior
  • Grounds & Drainage
  • Heating & Cooling
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Kitchen & Laundry
  • Bathrooms
  • Interior Rooms
  • Garage
  • Attic
  • Basement & Crawl Spaces

    The type of roof covering and number of roof layers is identified. The roof covering is examined for deterioration, proper installation, and signs of leakage. The condition of gutters, downspouts, flashing, and chimneys are also inspected.

    The condition of the siding, windows, doors, and associated components are inspected. The construction and condition of decks are inspected. Fungal rot and conditions which could cause water intrusion into the structure are also noted.

    Grounds & Drainage
    The site adjacent to the structure is evaluated for proper slope and drainage. The condition of the driveway, walks, steps, and porches are evaluated. Retaining walls and vegetation are inspected if they directly affect the structure.

    Heating & Cooling
    The heating and/or cooling system is checked for proper installation. The system is run through a normal cycle to check its operation. The visible condition of the heat distribution system is inspected.

    The type of water supply and drain piping are identified. The systems are checked for signs of leakage, water supply flow, and drainage flow. The condition and installation of the water heater is inspected.

    The electrical panel is checked for power adequacy, proper wiring connections, etc. The visible circuit wiring is also checked for unsafe or defective electrical installations, i.e, exposed connections, open junction boxes, extension cords being used for permanent wiring.

    Kitchen & Laundry
    The condition and quality of flooring, cabinets, electrical, and plumbing fixtures are inspected. The appliances are also tested for operation.

    The condition of flooring, cabinets, electrical, and plumbing fixtures are inspected. The condition of the shower surround is inspected. Signs of rot and water damage are reported.

    Interior Rooms
    The condition and types of walls, ceilings, and flooring are inspected. The operation of the electrical fixtures is inspected.

    The foundation and wood structure is inspected. The operation of the electrical fixtures is checked. The operation of the overhead doors and openers is inspected. The existence and condition of a fire separation wall is reported.

    The visible structure in this area is examined for load weight and construction. The attic is also checked for signs of roof leakage, construction method, adequacy of insulation and ventilation. Accessible areas are traversed and inspected.

    Basement & Crawl Spaces
    The foundation is inspected for evidence of damage, deterioration, and settling. These areas are inspected for signs of standing water, water leakage, sump pumps, and drainage. The visible wood sill and framing is examined for rot, insect damage, and adequacy of construction. All accessible areas are traversed and inspected.

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