The purpose of an inspection report is to provide the client with a better understanding of the property conditions by visually inspecting systems and components of the home to identify items that may need repair or replacement. BurCan Dynamics makes every effort to perform all home inspections according to the Arizona Standards of Professional Practice.
Observation and description of observed systems and components is the act of making a visual examination of a system or components and reporting on its condition.
- Foundation for any large cracks or water damage
- Inside and outside walls, windows and doors a representative number for working condition, major cracks, rotting, etc.
- Inside and outside electrical outlets and lighting fixtures for missing and/or bad covers, outlets and/or fixtures that are loose, GFCI outlet covers that are not appropriate; GFCI outlets missing around water sources
- Garage openers and doors to make sure they are reversing correctly, the weather strip is not worn, noisy upon opening and closing, etc.
- Garage occupant door (door from garage to inside of home) to make sure it is self-closing and self-latching and is fire rated for safety
- Roof for broken, missing, slipped tiles and caps where water can be an issue; condition of the eaves, soffits and facias; condition of gutters if installed; bird stops to make sure they are not missing or if there should be any installed (e.g., S-type tile roofs), etc.
- Attic access and roof/ceiling to make sure the access hatch cover is fire rated, there are no vents, etc. installed in the hatch cover; pull down stairs are safe and fire rated. Also to make sure there are no visible leak marks on the ceiling, loose trusses, etc.
- Drainage to make sure the drainage is draining away from the home's foundation; make sure there is no vegetation that is too close to the home that could cause problems to the roof and/or siding; make sure there are no trip hazards (raised sidewalk slabs, wires laying on the ground, etc.
- Electrical panel to make sure there is no evidence of double-tapping; appearance of burnt fuses; loose wiring to the fuses, etc.
- Flues and vents to make sure, for example, that the hot water heater is installed and vented correctly (especially gas); make sure chimneys are safe to use
- Electrical outlets and switches and lighting fixtures to make sure there are no safety issues for a representative number
- Heating and cooling systems to include the refrigerant lines, thermostats, air ducts, etc.
- Plumbing with any visible leaks; drains are plumbed correctly
- Kitchen appliances to make sure the built-in appliances are plumbed correctly (dishwasher) and to make sure there are no wiring flaws and or leaks when tested
- Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to make sure they are present and in working condition