Home Inspection and Home Warranty
Foundations. Check for water stains, cracks and
if it's level.
- Brick or stonework: Check for cracks and loose mortar.
Siding: Look for dents or buckling.
Attic: Look for adequate ventilation.
Check roof for leaks.
Attic Insulation: Look for proper rating
and make sure it's not compressed.
Doors and Windows: Check weather stripping
and air leaks. Good locks.
Roof: Check for old, loose or missing
shingles, missing or loose gutters and especially check for damp
or weak plywood
under the shingles.
Ceilings and walls: Check for water stains,
loose pieces of drywall or plaster.
Porch or Deck: Check for solid footing
without any rotten pieces of wood. Inspect the steps and railings
to make sure they're secure.
- Plumbing: Run some water and listen for banging pipes or low pressure.
Rust and corrosion are clues to leaks.
Electrical: Look for up to date fuse
box to handle modern needs. Make sure you have sufficient outlets.
- Air Conditioning Units and Furnace: Check condition and efficiency.
Water Heater: Make sure it's adequate
for the size of the house. Have power company check for efficiency.
Garage: Make sure door is in good condition
and operates safely. Check motor on auto door openers. Check condition
of floor for cracks and stains.
- Driveways and sidewalks: Look for cracking, shifting or crumbling
of the slab.
Septic Tanks (if applicable):
Adequate absorption field
capacity for the
percolation rate in
your area and
the size of your
Mold: Have an inspection for mold and moisture.
What does your home warranty cover?
Sometimes a home warranty is negotiated into a contract
or may be purchased separately. Check your policy to see which
of the following items are
replacement cost of an item or whether it's pro-rated.
- Water Heater
- Microwave Oven
- Washer and Dryer
- Swimming Pool
- Pool Heater
RUTH BETHEM, ABR, CRS, GRI, Realtor®
Premier Sotheby's International Realty
4001 Tamiami Trail N, Suite #102
Naples, Florida 34103
Phone: 239-777-7007 or Toll Free 877-777-7545
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