Inspection Overview

All buildings, even a new home can reveal suspect symptoms as well as prevailing qualities. This means there are workable solutions in most cases. We want to understand the scope of your needs and concerns. We are with you to present the facts and to advise you in making quality decisions. J&B Discovery Inspections will provide for you and independent, unbiased view of the findings during the inspection. We offer our recommendations within the report based on the facts of the discoveries. Here you are consulted on maintenance, life expectancy of appliances, energy and capacity analysis, estimates, historical knowledge of materials and technologies. Our aim is to provide solutions for dilemmas that may be obstacles to the layperson.
Depending on the size and condition of the home, a thorough inspection will span 2 – 3 1/2 hours. Ideally, you will be there to make the walk through with the inspector. It is essential for you to make that all important visual reinforcement of your written report. This is the best time for you to ask questions regarding anything that comes to mind during this exercise. Remember, INFORMATIONINFORMATIONINFORMATION!!!!!!!!

We take our inspection reports seriously. Every inspection is a thorough analysis of all the major systems and components. The report will be a clear description of what was found during the time of the inspection.

The summary of the results of our inspections are free from the sort technical language which may home buyers would find bewildering. It is a Building Analysis Report (BAR) which is used by hundreds of leading home inspection companies throughout the United States and Canada, including members of such respected professional organizations as the American society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), the National Association of Home Inspectors (NAHI), National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI), and the California Real Estate Inspection Association (CREIA).

Remember, J&B Discovery Inspections is accessible. We provide free phone consultation after your inspection.

A thorough home inspection will include the following:
~ Roof (shingles, flashings, chimneys, vents, trim and gutters, drip edges, skylights, downspouts, and other visible roof related items)
~ Attics (insulation, ventilation, rafters, joists and collar ties, trusses, wiring attachments, and other visible related items)
~ Plumbing and Fixtures (water pressure, water distribution system, hose bibs, sinks and faucets, bath/showers and toilets, sanitary system, and other plumbing system components)
~ Interior (floors and ceilings, walls, stairs (if applicable) and banisters, finishes, sinks, cabinets, shelving, built-in appliances, smoke detectors and safety-related items, and other visible interior-related components)
~ Heating and Cooling Systems (furnace, air cleaning parts, ductwork, electronic monoxide testing, electric gas sniffer testing, air conditioner and lines, and other visible related HVAC components)
~ Electrical Systems (service entry and clearances, service panel, switches and outlets, visible wiring and junction boxes, grounding system, and other related electrical components)
~ Basements, Crawl Spaces, and Foundation (insulation, ventilation, posts, vapor barriers, utility attachment, structural items, floors and walls, and columns)
~ Exterior (siding materials, attachments, windows, doors, sashes and lintels, vents, entryways, and other visible exterior related components)
~ Environmental Issues
~ Decks and Porches
~ Fireplaces
~ Overall Structure