Once your Highland Home Inspection Inspector has reviewed the home’s exterior, it’s time to move this examination to the inside. Here we look at the structure we inspected from the outside, from the inside. Are the ceilings wavy or bowed? Do the floors sag or do they feel solid. We also look at safety, we look at clearances to combustibles, and we look at handrails and if they provide the proper safety for trips up and down the stairs. We take note of visible repairs, and all safety issues.
A review of the home’s interior also includes a review of heating and air conditioning systems, how air is distributed throughout the property, whether windows function or not for air flow, insulation, and electrical components – noting whether electrical outlets are properly functioning, whether there are signs of leakage beneath sinks or the refrigerator, and other matters. In bathrooms, inspectors will examine whether tiles are loose and whether the toilet is coming loose from its base, a sign that it may need to be removed and reattached with a new seal and that water leakage may have occurred. Inspectors will also review whether windows and doors fit their frames and open and close correctly.