Cleaver Inspections uses the Outside-In, Top-Down approach to home inspection for the most comprehensive assessment and report.
A visual inspection of a home can identify a number of structural issues. At Cleaver Inspections, we look for bowing or sagging in the home along with improper window alignment. We also examine what we can see of the foundation for any identifiable problems.
The exterior of the home is the first step of the inspection process. The main focus of the exterior inspection is the condition of brick, siding, paint, etc. We also look at the siding clearance and make sure that any outside lights are working correctly.
Many insurance companies require an inspection of the roof before providing coverage. A roof inspection is more than a brief look; it involves making sure vents are clear, examining the shingle condition, finding patches, and assessing chimneys and gutters.
Heat and air conditioning are both necessary in Oklahoma. During our inspection, we will look at both the furnace and air conditioner, if the temperature cooperates. We also examine the condition of the fireplace and chimney as well as the water heater.
No one wants problems with their plumbing. We will run water while onsite to test the water temperatures and make sure that all the showers, sinks, bathtubs, and toilets work well. We will also look for signs of leaks, clogs, or other damage to pipes.
You want all your appliances and equipment in working order. We test the appliances and equipment staying in the house such as the stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, etc.
At Cleaver Inspections, we understand the danger of shoddy wiring. We look at all visible wiring and circuit breakers to ensure that they are up to code. We also examine the safety of the outlets, fans, and light fixtures inside and outside the house.
The interior inspection covers the inside of the home. Obviously, the walls and floors are part of this investigation. It also includes the windows, doors, garage door, steps, railings, cabinets, and counters. Any remotes for the house will also be tested.
Avoiding an inspection of new construction may be tempting. Unfortunately, people make mistakes, and these mistakes are not found in time, their errors can cost you both time and money.
With my background in construction, I know what to look for in a new build. I can help guide you all the way through the final walk through. If you have any questions about the process, please contact me.
Hopefully, repairs and replacements are done correctly after the initial inspection. Sometimes, however, items on the inspection report get overlooked. A re-inspection will help put your mind at ease that your home is safe and ready. With us taking a second look, you will know that the leak was fixed, not hope that it was. The re-inspection does have a lower fee than the initial inspection. If you have any questions about this service, we are happy to answer them.