While most of the time you don’t have to worry about problems with your home inspection as a buyer, it is always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to the interior home inspection. The interior of a home is where all the action happens (for the most part). You have to consider the hidden things: plumbing, electrical, insulation, etc. A good home inspector will always spend the most time doing the interior home inspection. At One Avenue, we have interior home inspection services made especially for this part of the buying a home process! Here are some things to pay attention to when you consider buying a home:
1. Interior Home Inspection: Plumbing and Electrical
As crazy as it sounds, not all home inspectors are required to inspect the interior water supply and functionality! There is a lot more to a home’s plumbing and electrical systems than simply the pipes under the sinks and the lights of the home. Remember to watch the home inspector as he goes over the fixtures, faucets, water heaters, and visible wiring throughout the interior home inspection as these are all required by the American Society of Home Inspectors. One Avenue inspectors also place emphasis on the waste and vent systems as well because these are crucial for both the plumbing and electrical systems of the home! With electrical, we check for the electrical service line, meter box, GFCIs, and AFCIs, grounding and bonding, electrical panels, breakers, and fuses, and much more. With plumbing, we check for the main water shut off valves, interior plumbing fixtures and faucets, drainage sump pumps, and much more.
2. Interior Home Inspection: Cooling, Heating, and Chimneys
In Arizona, we often forget about our fireplaces and chimneys because they’re used an average of one to two months a year! However, those cooling systems in our homes are the lifeblood of Phoenix. While not all home inspectors will spend much time with your cooling and heating system, One Avenue inspectors think they are some of the most important aspects of your home! For your central air, we check all aspects of your cooling and heating systems as well as air leaks through your exits and chimneys.
3. Interior Home Inspection: Building’s Structure
What’s a house without stable walls? While the Phoenix Valley isn’t plagued by the tornados of the California coast, home inspectors are still required to analyze every aspect of a home’s structure before approving it for selling or buying. The American Society of Home Inspectors actually require that the walls, stairways, ceilings, floors, and windows be analyzed for insulation regulations and protection codes. At One Avenue, we go above and beyond the regulations and check out your garage doors, sensors, and openers, ventilation, home foundation, crawl spaces, and more!
Put your future home in the right hands (and save yourself money down the road)! Give One Avenue Home Inspection a call to get your interior home inspection done right. The first time. We’ll get an inspector out to you at your convenience! 623.299.2142