Home Inspections, New Construction Inspections

Terry Franks,LLC 

Home Inspections

What is Included in the Home Inspection

STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS – including foundation, floors, walls, columns, ceilings, and roofs.
EXTERIOR OF STRUCTURE – including wall cladding, entryway doors, decks, steps, eaves, driveways and a representative number of windows.
ROOFING – including roof coverings, roof drainage systems, flashing, skylights and chimneys.

PLUMBING – including interior water supply and distribution system, interior drains waste and vent system, hot water system, fuel storage and distribution system, and sump pump.

ELECTRICAL – including service entrance conductors, service equipment, main distribution panels, voltage ratings, a representative number of installed ceiling fans, lighting fixtures, switches and receptacles, ground fault circuit interrupters, arc-fault breakers, carbon monoxide detectors and smoke detectors.

SYSTEM HEATING – including permanently installed heating system and its controls, chimneys, heat distribution system, including fans, pumps, and ducts, and automatic safety controls.

CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING – including normal operating control of the central air conditioning system and the distribution system.

INTERIOR – including walls, ceilings, floors, steps, a representative number of cabinets and a representative number of doors and windows.

INSULATION AND VENTILATION – including insulation vapor barriers, ventilation of attic and foundation, kitchen, bathroom and laundry venting systems, and the operation of any readily accessible attic ventilation fan when temperature permits.

BUILT-IN KITCHEN APPLIANCES – including the observation and operation of dishwasher, range, trash compactor, garbage disposal, ventilation equipment, permanently installed oven and microwave oven.

Also included as part of the report are all of the pictures taken during the inspection. These range from general views of the interior and exterior of the home to any issues that may need further investigation and or repair/replacement.

My report includes pages for each topic listed above as well as a Summary page. Each page includes check points for various items but what makes my reports different than most are the detailed explanations. The reports are written in plain English to help the client better understand the issues. In most cases the report is completed the same day and emailed to the client their Real Estate estate if requested.  

Defects on homes

The Create Request List™ (CRL™) Tool

We use HomeGauge Software to generate our detailed and interactive home inspection reports. You shouldn’t have to anxiously await the information you need, so we make sure that your report can be accessed from your computer or mobile device within just 24 hours after the inspection is over. Upon receiving it, you will have access to helpful information about the home and necessary photos and videos that help you understand everything we uncovered during our inspection. A Create Request List™ (CRL™) tool is included in your report. It is interactive, allowing you to build a list of desired repairs for the home from the report or summary.