New Home Inspections

Kitchen ImageNew home inspections mean different things to different clients and can be performed at a few different times. Pre-Inspection of a completed residence to test the various components of the home and ensure they appear to be properly installed. Periodic checks ups throughout construction (recurring inspections are used to verify proper techniques are being utilized through the construction process). During various building phases, for example; specific areas of construction, prior to sheet rocking, plumbing, HVAC, roofing or any other explicit area. We offer an array of services to meet every clients needs. Not sure what’s best for you? Give us a call at (425) 298-7382, we’re here to help you decide. “So, whats inspected during my new home inspection?” At Abode Analysis, we want you to feel comfortable knowing we’re performing a rigorous inspections covering over 100 areas of your home. Here are a few things we check out.

  • Areas susceptible to water intrusion (because it’s Seattle, after all)
  • The integrity of all of the homes many systems
  • Proper drainage, ensure there are no negative grades, proper landscape grading and clearance.
  • Estimated* roof life, layers, damage, detectable leaks, sheathing, proper flashing, proper installation and operation of gutter systems. Skylights, pluming and exhaust vents and roof vents (if applicable). Chimney integrity, crowns, spark arrestors, etc.
  • Electrical system including the safety and any pertinent recalls. The drop and service entrance (where applicable). Proper amperage rating for service type, electric reading, grounding. Breakers, size of circuit brand wiring, test AFCI and GFCI as well as combination AGFCI breakers. Fire hazards, corrosion, decay or unusual wear of the box. All sub panels and generator switches. Electrical fixtures by room, and proper utilization of GFCI outlets.
  • Structural components including foundation, basement, crawlspace, slab, rafters/trusses, floor joist type, blocking, attachment.
  • HVAC systems, proper orientation, age (where identifiable), recall notices. Filtering, proper operation and safety.
  • Plumbing system including locations of water shutoff, piping, drain type and adequacy, fixtures and faucets, ventilation, identify leaks where possible. Toilets, showers, jacuzzi/soaker tubs, and any other components associated with plumbing in the residence.
  • Attics and knee walls to assure proper wiring, ductwork, detect moisture, ensure ventilation is properly assembles and vented out. Adequate insulation and ventilation.
  • Full interior inspections including room by room walls, ceilings, floors, stairs, fireplaces, electrical outlets, windows, closets, doors and proper egress.
  • Home appliances including washer, dryer. Stove, refrigerator, oven, dishwasher (ensure proper drainage technique) and any other home appliances that may apply.
  • Life and safety hazards, trip hazards, handrails and guardrail safety.