Your Virginia Beach Home Inspection

Fire Place Inspection

A Safe House Property Inspection is an in-depth visual examination of the structure and major systems of the home. We have a team of inspectors at every inspection. Our job as home inspectors is analogous to that of a general medical practitioner who finds something wrong with his patient, and then recommends a specialist if one is needed. If the home has issues that need to be handled prior to the sale.

You will receive a comprehensive home inspection report that details the visible major or minor deficiencies of the home. Your report will provide information on any deficiencies and concerns, as well as include clear digital photos of the issues described. Additionally, you will receive The Safe House Ultimate Home Book” to prepare you for what you’ll need to know as a homeowner.

Our inspection method follows the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors Standards of Practice, which will assure you that you are receiving a comprehensive visual inspection of all the major structural and mechanical systems of your prospective home.

Included in the home inspection will be a review of any concerns and issues that you have regarding the home. At the conclusion of the home inspection, we will discuss with you any issues with the home and how they may affect its safety and performance. There are no perfect homes, but there are always solutions to issues that may be discovered. We will point you in the right direction in order for you to be able to make the appropriate decisions for you and your family.

Your comprehensive, easy-to-understand report includes a detailed description of the home’s condition. The report will also include many photos with explanations that will help further define any issues or defects that may be present.

Once the inspection has ended, you can be assured that our relationship has not. We will be available to answer questions about your home and point you in the right direction to address any concerns you may have. You will receive emails periodically to remind you about home maintenance that will help you prevent expensive repairs in the future.  We are dedicated to being your advocate for peace of mind during your home-buying process. We appreciate you allowing us to be a vital member of your home purchase team.

Your Hampton Roads Home Inspection Includes:

  • Roof, vents, flashings and trim
  • Gutters and downspouts
  • Skylight, chimney, and other roof penetrations
  • Eaves, soffit and fascia
  • Grading and drainage
  • Decks, stoops, porches, walkways and railings
  • Basement, foundation and crawlspace
  • Signs of water penetration and foundation movement
  • Heating and cooling system
  • Main water shut-off valves
  • Water heating system
  • Interior plumbing fixtures and faucets
  • Drainage sump pumps with accessible floats
  • Electrical service line and meter box
  • Main disconnect and service amperage
  • Electrical panels, breakers and fuses
  • Grounding and bonding
  • GFCIs and AFCIs
  • Fireplace damper door and hearth
  • Insulation and ventilation
  • Garage doors, safety sensors, and openers