Why a home inspection?

For an objective assessment of a home’s major systems and components.

Even if the home you want to buy seems perfect, consider hiring a certified home inspector for a complete professional home inspection. The inspector will objectively assess the home’s major systems and components, prepare a detailed report of his/her observations, and talk with you to be sure you understand the findings.

A home inspection consists of:

  • A visual, non-invasive review of the home’s interior and exterior major systems and components, including
    • Grounds
    • Foundation and Under-floor Area
    • Exterior Finish, Windows, and Doors
    • Attached Decks
    • Primary Parking Structure
    • Attic Areas and Roof Framing
    • Interior Areas
    • Plumbing
    • Electrical
    • Heating and Cooling
    • Water Heater
    • Built-in Appliances
  • A written report, with pictures, of the inspector’s observations and suggestions to monitor and/or repair noted defects.
  • Discussions with your inspector.

Learn about the home’s general condition, its defects, and its strengths.

To provide some peace of mind.

You’ll know that the house you want to become your home has been carefully checked for:
  • Major defects, such as the visible failure of a major structure.
  • Issues that lead to major problems, such as a small roof-flashing leak.
  • Safety hazards, such as exposed or improperly grounded wiring or inadequate smoke detectors.
  • Issues that may delay your ability to finance, legally occupy, or insure the home.

However, a home inspection is not technically exhaustive. The inspector can’t see inside walls, under flooring, behind insulation or vegetation; nor will every minor defect be discovered.

The inspector will identify concerns they feel you should know about. If the inspection reveals something a specialist, such as an electrician or roofer, should review—we tell you.

Know also, that the results stated in the report will be the educated opinion of the inspector. The inspection and the report are not intended to reflect the value of the home or provide advice on whether you should purchase it.

The inspectors at Wild Rivers Inspections perform your home inspection:

Ultimately though, no house is perfect.

  • A seller can be surprised by some of the defects the home inspector finds. Often, it’s things that they’ve gotten used to.
  • A seller isn’t obligated to repair everything found, but issues that protect life and property, which are often inexpensive to fix, should be addressed.
  • The results of the inspection, along with guidance from your real estate agent, can help you decide what you want the seller to address and what you can accept.

At Wild Rivers Inspections YOU are our client.

We work for you—not the real estate agent or the bank, even if they refer us. Our intent is to do all we can to provide you with a complete and comprehensive home inspection.