About Your Inspection
What to expect from your inspection.
During Your Inspection
Whether you are buying, selling or maintaining your home, Legacy Home Inspection, LLC provides professional and quality service from the moment you call us. Our certified home inspectors will walk through your home with you and teach you as much as you want to learn. We follow the Standards of Practice for home inspectors established by CREIA, the Gold Standard for Home Inspectors in California.
After Your Inspection
At the completion of the inspection we will explain the general condition of the home and systems with you and your agent. We will talk through any major issues that need to be addressed sooner rather than later. We will also mention the items that you will want to keep an eye on for deferred maintenance. All of this will be detailed in our easy-to-read Spectora report, which will be delivered in HTML and/or PDF format. From that report, you will be able to see the items we discussed, with images for reference.
Legacy Home Inspection, LLC thoroughly inspects and reports on the following:
Foundation, crawl space and basement, grading and drainage, floor, wall, and ceiling structure.
Roof coverings, drainage systems, flashings and skylights, chimneys, and other roof penetrations.
Service entrance, electrical panels, branch circuits, electrical outlets, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
Fixtures and faucets, water supply systems, drain, waste and vent systems, water heater and associated plumbing and venting. Sump pumps.
Heating, Vents, HVAC
Heating and cooling equipment, ducts, vents, and flues.
Dishwasher, garbage disposal, range hood, range or oven, cooktop and other built-in appliances, garage door opener.
What are you Waiting For?
From roof to foundation, we’ve got you covered.
Frequently Asked Questions
Buying or selling a home can be a stressful experience, but we’re here to ensure you know what to expect during your home inspection.
A home inspection includes checking for any structural issues such as foundation cracks, roof leaks, plumbing issues, electrical wiring, heating/cooling systems, insulation, windows, doors, chimneys, etc. Depending on how big the property is, a home inspection typically takes 2-3 hours.
Ensure all inspection points are free from clutter, including any closets that might lead to a crawlspace or attic, and clearing some space around your home’s perimeter. It’s also important to check the functionality of all built-in appliances, electric, and gas. If you don’t plan to attend the inspection, make sure your inspector has access to the home, and all pets are properly contained or moved.
A home doesn’t pass or fail an inspection. Instead, a home inspection is a thorough audit of your home’s components. In most cases, there will be concerns marked on your home inspection report, but these are strictly informative.
While you can legally skip a home inspection in many cases, doing so could mean you may end up buying a home that has major issues that need to be fixed.
While a home inspector may recommend some minor repairs, they are not qualified to make major repairs. He or she can provide information about what needs to be repaired — and it might be helpful to know that information — but the decision to actually do the work lies solely with the homeowner. Not only does this give you the freedom to choose your contractors, but it also helps prevent a conflict of interest.
A home inspection can affect appraisals for two reasons: 1) The inspector may find issues with the property that may decrease the value of the home, 2) The inspector may find things that when repaired or upgraded may increase the value of the home. The seller may choose to have the repairs and/or upgrades completed prior to the sale or negotiate a value with the buyer.