PROTECT INSPECT LLC

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TIMOTHY ZENOBIA -Licensed home inspector-

TIMOTHY ZENOBIA -Licensed home inspector-

TIMOTHY ZENOBIA -Licensed home inspector- TIMOTHY ZENOBIA -Licensed home inspector-

Understanding your inspection

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What is a Home Inspection?

A home inspection is an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a house, from the roof to the foundation. The goal of a home inspection is to report the visual condition of the property (as it exists at the time of the inspection), in order to educate the buyer so that they can make an informed real estate decision. Your inspection will include a thorough review of the condition of the home's Exterior, Roof, Interior, HVAC system, Plumbing system, Electrical system, Roof, Attic, Insulation, Garage, Foundation and visible Structure.  Home inspections are performed in accordance with the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the ASHI Standards of Practice. 

What Items are Inspected?

Exterior

Driveways

Walkways

Steps, Stairs, Stoops

Siding and Trim

Exterior Doors

Vents & Flashings

Eaves, Soffits, Fascias

Grading & Drainage

Vegetation affecting Building

Retaining Walls

Decks & Balconies

Porches & Patios

Areaways

Safety Rails

Windows & Window Wells 

Interior

Ceilings & Walls

Floors & Trim

Interior Doors

Closet Doors

Countertops

Cabinets & Drawers

Windows

Bathroom Tile

Bathroom Tubs & Showers

Steps and Stairways

Balconies and Railings

Tempered/Safety Glass

Smoke Detectors

Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Counters, Cabinets, Hardware

Skylights

Roofing

Roof Covering/Shingles

Roof Sheathing

Gutters & Drainage systems

Flashing, Valleys

Roof Penetrations

Skylights & Hatches

Chimneys

Electrical

Main Electric Panels

Sub Panels

Circuit Breakers

Circuit Wiring

Service Entry Conductors

Weatherhead

Overhead Cables

Electric Meter

Grounding & Bonding

Receptacles & Switches

GFCI Protection

AFCI Protection

Junction Boxes

Light Fixtures

Ceiling Fans

Door Bell

Attics, Insulation & Ventilation

Attic Access

Attic Insulation

Floor Insulation

Interior Insulation

Attic Ventilation

Foundation Ventilation

Ventilation Fans 

Ventilation Thermostats

Kitchen & Bath Ventilation

Laundry Ventilation

Fire Wall Separation

Heating and Cooling Systems

Furnace

Heat Pumps

Combustion Air

Flues/Exhaust Vents

Safety Controls

Condensing Units

Refrigerant Lines

Air Handler

Evaporator Coils

Condensate Drain Lines

Condensate Pans & Pumps

Plenum, Ductwork, Filter

Registers & Returns

Thermostats

Oil furnaces

Baseboard heaters

Boilers

Boiler Piping

Radiators

Fireplaces, Stoves, Gas-logs

Plumbing System

Water Heater

Water Heater Flues & Vents

Water Supply

Water Distribution System

Pipes & Fitting

Shutoff Valves

Drain, Waste & Vent Systems

Bathtubs & Showers

Faucets & Fixtures

Toilets

Whirlpool Tubs

Hose Spigots

Water Flow & Pressure

Gas Meter

Gas Piping

Sump Pumps

Structure

Foundation Walls

Foundation Floors

Foundation Ventilation

Columns, Beams, Piers, Posts

Floor Framing

Wall Framing

Ceiling Framing

Seepage/Dampness

Crawlspace

Appliances

Clothes Washer

Clothes Dryer

Clothes Dryer Venting

Range

Wall Oven

Cooktop

Exhaust Fan

Range Hood

Refrigerator

Dishwasher

Disposer

Installed Microwave

Garage

Garage Doors

Garage Door Operators

Garage Walls & Ceiling

Garage Floor/Slab

Door Auto Reverse

Door Photo Eyes

Garage Access Door

Garage Windows

Fire Separation

What Is Not Covered with a Home Inspection?

A home inspection is not a compliance inspection or certification for past or present government codes or regulations.  The inspection does not determine whether the property is insurable  and is not an appraisal of the value or a warranty of any type.  The home inspection does not report on cosmetic defects but rather determines material defects in the major systems and components of the home. Specialty and supplementary components are also outside the scope of an inspection, such as: speaker systems, sprinkler systems, dehumidifiers, space heaters, etc... See full list in your inspection agreement.  

Pricing

General pricing for services is listed on the Services tab.  Pricing varies for home inspections and complete mold inspections and is based on the Total Square Footage (finished and unfinished space), the age of the home and the location of the home. Request a quote online or call!

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