WHAT WE CHECK DURING A HOME INSPECTION
The Exterior - An exterior inspection will include a visual assessment of decks, balconies, eaves, soffits and fascia's. Our inspectors will look at the grading of the land around the house for obvious drainage problems, and check walkways and driveways for apparent deterioration or safety concerns. He will also visually inspect vegetation surrounding the house for obvious problems such as the intrusion of roots near the foundation or buried utilities or overgrowth that might promote excess humidity or contribute to security issues. Electric garage door openers should be checked to confirm they are following current safety standards. The exterior inspection is not expected to include outbuildings or fences.
The Structure - Your home inspector or commercial property inspector will inspect entry ways, foundations, siding, and porches looking for such symptoms of trouble as sagging roof lines, gaps in or damage to the siding, porches pulling away from the building, obvious signs of rot or insect damage, settlement, certain types of cracks in foundations. Inspectors will usually probe the framing where it is exposed, to test for soft or hollow spots caused by rot or pests.
Roofing - Some inspectors will get up on any roof, some will tackle low slopes, and others rely on binoculars or drones to check portions of the roof visible from the ground or will inspect lower parts of roofs from upper floor windows. We may use a drone for the photos depending on the slop of the roof. The age of a roof might be as good an indicator of its condition as an actual visual check and a good inspector can usually estimate the real life of a 20- or 25-year roof in each climate or on a particular type of construction. Where safely possible, an inspector should also report on roof drainage systems, flashings, skylights, chimneys, and roof penetrations for vents and flues.
Electrical System - The inspector should check for over current protections, grounding, and the presence of any aluminum wiring (a serious fire hazard and banned for many years in most states). Most inspectors remove the face of the electrical box if it is safe to do so. The inspector should also check a representative number of switches and outlets in the house and note the adequacy of smoke detectors if the state does not require a separate inspection by the local fire department before the deed transfers.
Plumbing - An inspection should consist of testing the interior water supply and distribution system including water pressure, water heating equipment (estimating age and approximate time to replacement) and the appropriateness of vents, flues, and chimneys. Most inspectors will flush toilets to check for leaks and run all faucets to assess water pressure and the immediacy and volume of available hot water.
Heating and A/C Systems - No matter the time of year the furnace should be tested by turning up the thermostat and checking the response. Air conditioning cannot be checked if the ambient outdoor temperature is below a certain point. If the energy source is oil an inspector will check the condition of the tank and any visible lines running from the tank to the furnace.
Ventilation - Poor ventilation can lead to rot, mold, poor air quality or excessive energy consumption. An inspector should check insulation and vapor barriers in unfinished areas of the attic and in the foundation area and look for the presence and operation of any mechanical ventilation systems in the attic and other high humidity areas such as kitchens and bath.
Appliances - An inspector will usually run a dishwasher through a full cycle and will check stove burners and oven to make sure each is operating properly. If other appliances such as washer, dryer, or microwave are to be included in the purchase these will also be checked to make sure they are at least in operating condition.
Fireplaces - Fireplaces, particularly in older homes, are a frequent source of problems. Inspectors should check for the integrity of the flue, proper draft, any blockages in the chimney and will visually inspect, as much as possible, the exterior of the chimney for damage to bricks, pointing, and flashing.
Home Interior - An inspection should include a visual scan of floors, walls, and ceilings for signs of water intrusion, or sagging. Stairways and railings will be checked for safety and code compliance and a sample of windows and doors inspected for condition and ease of operation. Inspectors look at countertops and a representative number of the kitchen cabinet interiors and drawers for condition and integrity. The basement should be checked for indications of previous water intrusion in addition to signs of structural problems.
Construction Inspections - Anthony Perry's Inspections can help you with building a new home. Our expertise makes sure your Builder and your Builder's Subcontractors are building you the home that you're paying for. To assist you, Total Care Inspection offers a variety of professional New Construction Inspections specially designed to make sure your home is a "Good Home."
Commercial Property Inspections - Anthony Perry's Inspections can provide a very detailed Commercial Property Inspection before you make your purchase. Our experienced Commercial Inspectors are specially trained and certified to inspect and evaluate your:
Office Buildings, Loading Docks, Hotel / Motels, Apartment Complex's, Rental Properties, Service Stations, Bed & Breakfast, Health Care Facilities, Day Care Centers, Restaurants, Retail Outlets, Manufacturing, Malls, Warehouses and Parking Structures
Mold Inspections and Testing - Anthony Perry's Inspections can assure you that the indoor environment where you and your family spend most of your time is safe, clean, and free from the danger of toxic mold. We will investigate your indoor environment using a variety of certified mold inspection techniques and testing. We will give you comprehensive results and detailed recommendations on how to eliminate hazardous mold growth in your home. A Mold Inspection should be done if you smell mildew or have water leaks in the home.
Pre-Listing Inspections - Anthony Perry's Inspections can help with legal implications of seller disclosure requirements often that put sellers in a difficult position. A seller providing a home inspection can disclose all conditions found and make repairs before a selling. By having a Seller Pre-Listing Inspection Report you have documentation to supplement your Seller Disclosure form. Total Care Inspection is now offering to the seller, inspections that can be paid at closing with free re-inspection and report updating if repairs are completed.. Contact your Agent or Total Care Inspection to set up the pre-listing inspection for your home today.
Warranty Inspections - Anthony Perry's Inspections knows that every new home in the tenth or eleventh month should be inspected before the warranty expires. Total Care Inspection has developed a New Home Warranty Inspection that is designed to help you catch the hidden problems that may exist in your new home before your warranty expires. Our comprehensive written and picture report has color digital photos, as well as a list of necessary repairs. Our inspection can easily pay for itself by saving you out-of-pocket repairs.
Infrared Thermography Inspection - This a powerful non-contact diagnostic technology that makes visible the heat differences in operating equipment, homes and facilities. Properly trained and supported technicians, called Certified Infrared Thermographers, use infrared Thermography as part of a predictive maintenance program to save remarkable amounts of time and money while increasing home and employee safety. Total Care Inspection has the certified inspector for all of your home or commercial inspection needs
Radon Testing - All homes should test for radon, regardless of geographic location or zone designation. Radon Inspectors need to be licensed by the State of Ohio. Total Care Home Inspectors are licensed for Ohio. All homes with sump pumps should have a radon migration pump. Radon testing takes two trips to the house for the sampling.
Single Homes (up to 2800 sq. ft.) - $350
Duplexes - $375
Apartment Buildings (up to four units) - $475
Farms - Call for Estimate
Crawlspace - $50 (with the full home inspection); $200 (without a full home inspection)
Detached Buildings - $25 each
Mold Inspection - free with a home inspection
Condo's - $275
Townhomes - $300
CONTACT US FOR AN ESTIMATE
if you are interested to acquire our inspection services for the following:
New Home Construction
Home Inspections and Commercial Property Inspections
At Anthony Perry's Inspections LLC, we are committed to helping you make the right decisions when it comes to your property purchase. We will employ and train competent inspectors so they can complete a thorough inspection for the home or business space you plan to buy or sell. In examining homes or offices, we provide our clients with an informed visual inspection of the property to find defective or hazardous items before you make your purchase. We highly advise our clients to be present at the close of the inspection so that we can give a brief oral report and address any concerns. Our inspection service may take between one to three hours to complete. If we find a problem, then we will include it in our written report with a photo and recommend further evaluation. The inspection report includes a written and a picture section. It includes a description of all areas inspected and all defective items visually observed and reported by the inspector. Home Inspection Reports will be all emailed within 24 hours. Commercial Reports are emailed within 48-72 hours.
HOMES WE HAVE INSPECTED COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES INSPECTED
Warranty is for Homes, Townhome and Condos
We are proud to be serving all the Cleveland, Ohio area and the surrounding cities.
Our inspectors perform commercial and home inspections in the following cities and counties:
Ashtabula – 44004, Aurora – 44202, Avon – 44012, Avon Lake – 44011, Bainbridge – 44023, Bay Village – 44140, Beachwood – 44122, Bedford – 44146, Berea – 44017, Bratenahl – 44108, Brecksville – 44141, Broadview Heights – 44147, Brooklyn – 44144, Brook Park – 44142, Brunswick – 44212, Burton – 44021, Chagrin Falls – 44022, Chardon – 44024, Chesterland – 44026, Cleveland - Collinwood – 44110, Cleveland - Detroit/Shoreway – 44102, Cleveland - Downtown - 44113/44114/44115, Cleveland - Fairfax – 44106, Cleveland - Little Italy – 44106, Cleveland - Ohio City – 44113, Cleveland - Old Brooklyn – 44109, Cleveland - Shaker Square – 44120, Cleveland - Slavic Village – 44105, Cleveland - Tremont – 44109, Cleveland - University Circle – 44106, Cleveland Heights - 44118/44121/44112, Concord – 44077, East Cleveland – 44112, Eastlake – 44095, Euclid - 44117/44123/44132, Gates Mills – 44040, Garfield Heights – 44125, Geneva – 44041, Geneva-on-the-Lake – 44041, Hudson – 44236, Hunting Valley – 44124, Independence – 44131, Jefferson – 44047, Lakewood – 44107, Macedonia – 44056, Lyndhurst – 44124, Madison – 44057, Mantua – 44255, Maple Heights – 44137, Mayfield Heights – 44124, Medina – 44256, Mentor – 44060, Moreland Hills – 44022, Newburgh Heights – 44105, Newbury – 44065, North Olmsted – 44070, North Ridgeville – 44039, Oakwood Village – 44146, Olmsted Falls – 44138, Painesville – 44077, Parma – 44134, Parma Heights - 44130 , Pepper Pike – 44124, Rocky River – 44116, Seven Hills – 44131, Shaker Heights - 44120/44122, Solon – 44139, South Euclid – 44121, Strongsville - 44149/44136, Twinsburg – 44087, University Heights – 44118, Valley View – 44125, Warrensville Heights – 44128, Westlake – 44145, Wickliffe – 44092, Willoughby – 44094, Willowick - 44092
Cuyahoga County, Medina County, and Lorain County