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Understanding your homes mechanical systems, their components, and some home myth’s revealed and explained. The categories that are listed below cover all of the major portions of a typical home inspection, but many of the numerous sub-portions are not discussed on this page in an effort to prevent writing an entire book!

The systems that will be inspected at some point during the course of your home inspection are listed below in no particular order:

  • Structural System – foundation, framing  Read More
  • Exterior – siding, trim areas, doors, decks, balconies, porches, steps, etc. Read More
  • Roof – roof covering, roof drainage system, skylight, chimneys, and roof penetrations  Read More
  • Plumbing System – supply piping, faucets, fixtures, waste & vent piping, water heater
  • Electrical System – supply wiring, main panel box, service grounding, lights, and outlets  Read More
  • Heating System – furnace or boiler, exhaust piping, chimneys, heat ducts or piping
  • Cooling System – whole house (central) or wall mounted A/C units
  • Interior – walls, ceilings, floors, steps/stairs, basement, doors, windows, garage doors, and cabinets  Read More
  • Insulation & Ventilation – insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished areas (attics & crawl spaces), ventilation of attic and crawl space areas, mechanical vent systems  Read More
  • Fireplace – system components, vent systems, flues, chimneys

Many steps are taken during the course of the home inspection process to gather the information you desire. GLC home inspectors are not interested in providing you with information that you do not understand or a report that you cannot read. GLC inspectors strive to always provide you with an objective, 3rd party evaluation of the true conditions present at the property you hire us to inspect. Usually, your decisions and opinions are driven by emotional feelings towards a particular property. Since GLC inspectors do not have any emotional ties to a particular house, we are free to thoroughly scrutinize a house, and then render an honest opinion on the true conditions observed at the time we perform an inspection.

Some home myth’s revealed and explained  Read More

This article contributed by:

il_dalbey_scott_MAR06.jpgScott Dalbey
MasterSpec Home Inspection Service Inc.
2208 Tamarack Dr.
Champaign Illinois 61821

Contact Scott today to schedule an inspection!