-Thorough & Detailed-
Our Home Inspections
Our Complete Home Inspections
A home inspection is a visual inspection of the home and it’s major components. We here at Spec-Pro LLC actually go above and beyond what is required by NYS, NACHI, ASHI and other organizations for your home inspection though. We hold to the highest inspection standards in the inspection industry as set out by the Master Inspector Board.
We inspect all of your home’s major systems – and then some. We include defects, maintenance items, items to monitor, and what type of contractors you will need for defects.
We take a micro and macro approach to your home inspection. We look at each component as a separate piece of your home that needs a thorough inspection of its own. But we also take the home in as a whole. Every part of your home affects another part. No part of your home is an “island”, and no part of your home should be ignored.
After your home inspection, we provide you with a detailed report with clear pictures, descriptions, and information that makes owning and maintaining your home easier.
Below, you will see some examples of the things in your home that we inspect and some other options that you might like to add to your home inspection as well. For further information on what else we inspect in a standard inspection, please feel free to contact us!
Structural and Exteriors
- Structural Components
- Grading & Drainage
- Decks, Porches, & Patios
- Walkways & Driveways
- Walls, Floors, & Ceilings
- Windows & Doors
- Garages & Fireplaces
- Roof and It’s Primary Components
- Outlet Testing
- Electrical Panels
- Outlets (GFCI’s & AFCI’s)
- Electrical Fixtures
- Grounding & Bonding
- Electrical Service Entrance
- Breakers & Fuses
- Electrical Wiring
- Water Service Type
- Main water shut off valves
- Faucets (Interior & Exterior)
- Water Heater System
- Toilets & Bidets
- Drains and Traps
Heating & Cooling
- Cooling & Heating Systems
- Heating Units
- Ducts & Vents
- Refrigerant Lines
- Radon Testing
- Water Purity Testing
- Well Flow Testing
- Termite and Wood Destroying Insect Inspections
The Inspection Process
I understand the importance of a home inspection and would be honored to serve you. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Below is how a typical home inspection goes with Spec-Pro LLC:
- Initial contact- we will discuss your home inspection needs and mutually decide what services you need, such as a home inspection with a radon test or water purity test for example. Then I will ask for a description of the property, for example how many rooms there are or if there are any detached garages with electrical service that will be included in the inspection.
- We will set an appointment that is convenient for you, and I generally arrive on site early. On site we will cover points 3 -7
- We will review the home inspection scope together and go over what is involved in an inspection and review your specific concerns, if any.
- We start the home inspection by examining the property in a logical and orderly method together (when possible). We believe in a “one-on-one” approach with our clients.
- THE AVERAGE INSPECTION TAKES 2 HOURS. But the inspection may be longer or shorter, as some homes may have more issues (or less issues) and we also want to make sure all of your questions are answered.
- I will then inspect all the major components in the home (i.e. roof, electrical, plumbing, heating units, the structure, and more) with you present if at all possible.
- After the home inspection we will review the inspection information and discuss any points of interest.
- You will then receive a full electronic home inspection report – the same day as your home inspection. Afterwards, we are always available for additional questions that you may have.
What Really Matters Buying a home? The process can be stressful. A home inspection is supposed to give you peace of mind, but often has the opposite effect. You will be asked to absorb a lot of information in a short time. This often includes a written report and what the inspector himself says during the home inspection. All this combined with the seller’s disclosure and what you notice yourself makes the experience even more overwhelming. What should you do?
Relax. Most of your home inspection will be maintenance recommendations and minor imperfections. These are nice to know about, however the issues that really matter will fall into four categories:
- Material defects. An example of this would be a structural failure.
- Things that lead to major defects. A small roof-flashing leak, for example.
- Things that may hinder your ability to finance the home.
- Safety hazards, such as an exposed, live buss bar at the electric panel.
Anything in these categories should be addressed. Often a serious problem can be corrected inexpensively to protect both life and property (especially in categories 2 and 4).
Most sellers are honest and are often surprised to learn of defects uncovered during an inspection. Realize that sellers are generally under no legal obligation to repair everything mentioned in the report. No home is perfect, so keep things in perspective. You do not necessarily need to kill your deal over things that do not matter, but you also want to know about the things that do matter. We provide you with the information and expertise you need to make good decisions and have the peace of mind that you need in what is one of the most stressful things you could do – buying a home.
Click to Call
Service Area: Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Saratoga, Amsterdam, Latham, Loudonville, Glenville, Scotia, Clifton Park, Rexford, Voorheesville, Guilderland, Dunaesburg, Saratoga Springs, Round Lake, Ballston Lake, and more!
HOURS OF OPERATION
Sunday – Saturday: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
We accept cash, check, and all major credit cards.
Home Inspection Service Area
Albany, Glenmont, Guilderland Center, Halfmoon, Schenectady, Scotia, Selkirk, Shaker, Slingerlands, Snyders Lake, Stillwater, Troy, Voorheesville, Waterford, Watervliet, Latham, Loudonville, Malta, Menands, Niskayuna, North Greenbush, Rensselaer, Rexford, Rotterdam, Altamont, Ballston Lake, Ballston Spa, Bethlehem, Burnt Hills, Clifton Park, Cohoes, Colonie, Delmar, East Greenbush, Elnora, Elsmere, Round Lake, Saratoga, Saratoga Springs, Wynantskill and more