Inspection Areas –
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We will view, inspect, and report on all accessible areas of the home, most likely over 150 specific areas. We don’t promote a swift or hasty overview of the property, but rather provide a thorough, in-depth, visual inspection and analysis. Sub-assemblies and individual items will be grouped into categories:

  • Roofing
  • System
  • Heating System
  • Garages
  • Foundation
  • Basement
  • Structure
  • Exterior
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Interior

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS A HOME INSPECTION?

It’s a visual non-destructive pre-purchase examination and evaluation of the systems and structure of the house you’re planning to buy. It is not a guarantee or warranty as it cannot eliminate all your risk in purchasing. We take approximately 3 hours depending on size, age, and condition of the property and structure.

DO I NEED A HOME INSPECTION?

Buying a home may be the largest financial decision you’ll make. Before taking this difficult and sometimes confusing step, it makes sense to know as much about the condition as possible. We can help to minimize anxiety and effectively evaluate the risks of the property being considered.

COULD THE HOME FAIL?

A home inspection is not an appraisal to determine its value, nor is it a municipal inspection to verify code compliance. We do not Pass or Fail a home, but rather reports and communicates to you both positive and negative characteristics of the property, based on its current physical condition.

WHAT IF PROBLEMS ARE REVEALED?

Nothing is without flaws. If deficiencies are detected, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go forward with the purchase. We will assess and report on them so you’ll know in advance what to expect before the purchase is finalized. This information may prove to be invaluable. Especially if serious deficiencies or issues relative to safety or health are detected.

DO I NEED TO ATTEND?

It isn’t required that you are present, but we highly recommend it. You’ll have the opportunity to see your prospective home from a different view point, be able to ask questions as they arise, and be part of an experience that we know you’ll learn from and enjoy. We also welcome sellers and agents to attend.

WILL I BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND THE REPORT?

Yes. Definitely. Besides verbal communication with an inspector, you will receive an on the spot, neatly packaged Report System that is easy to read, comprehensive, and specifically designed to accurately inform you about every aspect of the inspection. Your Cardinal Home Inspector will review the report and answer any questions you may have at the conclusion.

WHAT HAPPENS IF HAVE A QUESTION LATER?

We are committed to your satisfaction. Feel free to contact our owner, Bob Piwko, with questions you may have about the inspection or service that was rendered. My goal is to deliver to you the most informative, accurate, and comprehensive home inspection possible. Written and verbal. Period.