The experience of quality & care
Purchasing a home is a significant investment of both money and energy. Welcome Home, Home Inspections provides peace of mind by evaluating the integrity of the home so that you can move forward making empowered decisions.
What’s included in a home inspection?
A home inspection is a non-biased, professional consulting service used to determine the current condition of the major systems of the home, based on a visual, non-destructive inspection of accessible components. A home inspection is to focus on the performance of the systems that make up a home rather than cosmetic issues and building code. Welcome Home, Home inspections abides by the ASHI Code of Ethics, as well as the ASHI Standards of Practice, which sets forth the minimum requirements for a home inspection. The list below incorporates the ASHI Standards of Practice, and also incorporates part of the Welcome Home list of best practices for a home inspection.
List of inspection items:
Site conditions: driveways, walkways, steps and handrails, grade and drainage, retaining walls, vegetation
Exterior: wall covering, eaves, windows, doors, decks, porches
Roofing: roof covering, flashings, drainage system
Structural: attics, exposed structural members and framing, foundations, sump pumps, crawlspaces, chimneys
Plumbing: water heating, water supply lines, waste lines, toilets, sinks, bathtubs, showers
Electrical: service entrance, panels, wiring methods, receptacles, switches, fixtures
Heating and Air Conditioning: heating equipment, cooling equipment
Insulation and Ventilation: foundation and attic vapor barriers, insulation, venting, and local exhaust vents
Garage: vehicle door, fire barriers
Interiors: walls, ceilings, floors, stairs, railings, windows, doors, cabinets, counters, fireplaces
Built in kitchen appliances: range/stove, dishwashing machine, food waste disposal, microwave
Gallery of inspection action
“No detail was too minor to avoid their scrutiny…”
“I would highly recommend Heath and Becky to anyone looking for a home inspection, but especially to a first-time homebuyer such as myself. No detail was too minor to avoid their scrutiny, and they went above and beyond by explaining each and every finding to me in person during the post-inspection debriefing. The written report was clear, thorough, and well-organized. They quickly responded to all of my follow-up questions via email and provided me with great recommendations for professionals who could address the specific issues that we discussed. Their pricing was extremely reasonable, especially considering that they inspect as a team, so you essentially get an extra set of eyes looking over everything! I'm not sure what more you could ask for from an inspector.” -S.W.
“They kept us from buying a money pit…”
“Immediately Heath and Becky made us feel comfortable asking any questions. They are so knowledgeable! They kept us from buying a money pit our first time around. Thank goodness!!! We used them for the inspection of our next house and we couldn't be happier!” -S.Z.
“…they were perfect for explaining all the details.”
“Fantastic and thorough inspectors! Heath and Becky reviewed every square inch of the house and were willing to explain what they were looking at along the way. For first time home buyers, they were perfect for explaining all the details. I highly recommend them.” -M.P.
Reserve your home inspection services
Call 412-310-8793 for a price quote based on the size of the home and the services that you request.
Serving Pittsburgh, PA and surrounding counties.