Dayton realtors' choice for residential & commercial property inspection
Accurate Home Inspection Services – Dayton, Ohio
Buying a home can be one of the most stressful and important decisions of your life. Making sure the property is ready for your family is almost mandatory – to prevent from "hidden" issues that could result in injuries or costly upgrades in the future. The professionals at Accurate Home Inspection Services, LLC (AHIS) understand the importance of investigating a property completely before a home is purchased.
We specialize in home inspections, taking the anxiety and fear out of the process. Our experienced team of inspectors knows exactly what to look for and will provide the buyers with a complete report of any problems that are discovered. The AHIS team will even report on "potential" issues that may present themselves in the future.
The purchase of a new home should be one of the most exciting times in one's life, not the most stressful. Using the certified home inspectors from Accurate, you can rest easy that all of the information about a property will be disclosed in plenty of time to make corrections to the grounds, or to the final price of the property.
What Does a Home Inspector Look For?
Accurate Home Inspectors run down an extensive checklist of potential problems on your behalf. Here are just a few areas that we can help save you time and money:
Grounds: Inspectors are looking for current or future water issues such as standing puddles and faulty grading or downspouts. They check out landscaping to see if trees and shrubs are in good condition and evaluate pathways, retaining walls, sheds, and railings.
Structure: Is the house foundation solid? Are the sides straight? Are the window and door frames square? This part of the inspection is particularly important when you’re considering buying an older home.
Roof: The inspector’s looking for defects in shingles, flashing, and fascia, all of which can cause ceiling drips; loose gutters; and defects in chimneys and skylights.
Exterior: The inspector will look for siding cracks, rot, or decay; cracking or flaking masonry; cracks in stucco; dents or bowing in vinyl; blistering or flaking paint; and adequate clearing between siding and earth, which should be a minimum of 6 inches to avoid damage from moisture (although dirt can be in contact with the cement foundation).
Window, doors, trim: If you want to keep heat in, cold out, and energy bills low, windows and doors must be in good working condition. The inspector will see if frames are secure and without rot, caulking is solid and secure, and glass is undamaged.
Interior rooms: Inspectors are concerned about leaning walls that indicate faulty framing; stained ceilings that could point to water problems; adequate insulation behind the walls; and insufficient heating vents that could make a room cold and drafty.
Kitchen: Inspectors make sure range hood fans vent to the outside; ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protection exists for electrical outlets within 6 feet of the sink; no leaks occur under the sink; and cabinet doors and drawers operate properly.
Bathrooms: Inspectors want to see toilets flushing, drains draining, showers spraying, and tubs securely fastened.
Plumbing: Inspectors are evaluating pipes, drains, water heaters, and water pressure and temperature.
Electrical: Inspectors will check if the visible wiring and electrical panels are in good shape, light switches work correctly, and there are enough outlets in each room.
Accurate Home Inspection Services also investigate other aspects of a property, including Fireplaces, Heating and Cooling, Ventilation and Insulation – as well as the presence of termites and radon at the location.
Teaming with AHIS professionals will give you the confidence to buy your new home or commercial property without causing you any sleepless nights.