Sandusky General Home Inspection

Thorough, Detailed, Professional

General home inspections from Erie Inspection Service are designed to educate and inform homebuyers on their future home. Our licensed, experienced, and highly-trained Sandusky home inspectors take a top-to-bottom approach when inspecting all major systems of the home. Our general home inspections include the roof, overall structure, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems. For a detailed list of everything we inspect in our Sandusky home inspection, please see below. As state licensed inspectors, we follow the Ohio Home Inspector Standards of Practice and Canons of Ethics.

Our home inspections in Sandusky are incredibly thorough and usually take between 2 to 4 hours to complete. At the end of the home inspection, your home inspector will review and summarize their findings with you and organize them into an easy-to-understand and color-coded digital report to help you prioritize potential repairs.

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Each general home inspection service in Sandusky our home inspectors perform includes:

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Thermal Imaging

Scans with infrared camera to detect signs of plumbing leaks, moisture, and missing insulation

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Drone Technology

Drone cameras to inspect roofs and chimneys tops that may be inaccessible due to material or pitch

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Same-Day Report

Same-day, easy-to-read digital report, so you can move forward confidently in the transaction

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Included Warranties

90-day limited warranty and a 5-year roof leak protection plan for added protection on your purchase

Sample Report

General Home Inspection Details

  • A/C System Operation – our inspectors are looking for temperature differential to ensure proper operatiion
  • Condensate removal / drainage
  • Exterior unit – our inspectors are looking for visible damage or deterioration to the unit
  • Refrigerant lines
  • Blower fan & filters
  • Thermostats
  • Roof framing (trusses & rafters)
  • Roof sheathing
  • Ventilation – proper attic ventilation allows for excess moisture to escape the attic
  • Bathroom fan venting – We often see bathroom fans venting directly into the attic. This leads to excess moisture in the attic which can cause mold growth and lead to damage of the insulation and framing. Bath fans need to be exhausted to the exterior of the home.
  • Insulation & insulation depth – it is recommended that homes today have 14 – 18 inches of insulation to maintain efficiency
  • Wiring & lighting
  • Closet
  • Ceiling
  • Windows
  • Walls
  • Doors
  • Electrical (GFCI receptacles)
  • Counter / Cabinets
  • Sink & basin
  • Faucets & drain traps
  • Tub & shower surrounds
  • Ventilation
  • Toilets
  • HVAC Source
  • Ceiling & walls
  • Floor
  • Doors
  • Windows
  • Electrical – test outlets and switches
  • Insulation
  • Ventilation
  • Sump pump & sewer ejector pump
  • Basement stairs & railings
  • Closet
  • Ceiling
  • Walls
  • Floor
  • Doors
  • Windows
  • Electrical
  • HVAC Source
  • Smoke Detector
  • Electrical panel boxes – we remove the covers and inspect the inside of the panels. We are looking at the wiring, breakers and fuses.
  • Service – we inspect the electrical service as it enters the home, through the meter, and to the main electrical panel
  • Circuits
    • 120 VAC branch circuits (this powers your electrical outlets and lighting)
    • 240 VAC branch (this powers the AC, stove, clothes dryer, water heater)
  • Conductor Type – copper, aluminum, & knob-and-tube wiring
  • Ground – older homes often have a two-wire system. Today, we use three-wire systems which incorporate a ground wire for added safety.
  • Smoke detectors & carbon monoxide detectors
  • Exterior cladding (siding)
  • Trims, soffits, & fascia
  • Entry doors & patio doors
  • Windows
  • Exterior lighting, exterior electric outlets
  • Exterior faucets
  • Fireplace type / construction
  • Fireplace insert
  • Fire box
  • Operation of damper
  • Hearth
  • We see many different types of heating systems in our area. Our inspectors are trained to inspect everything from gas fired, electric, and geothermal units.
  • Blower fans, circulating pumps, & filters
  • Distribution type
  • Thermostats
  • Kitchen Appliances
  • Exhaust fan
  • Sink, faucets, & drain traps
  • Electrical (GFCI receptacles)
  • Counter tops
  • Cabinets
  • Ceiling
  • Walls
  • Floors
  • Windows
  • Ceiling
  • Walls
  • Floor
  • Doors
  • Windows
  • Electrical
  • HVAC source
  • Washer hose bib connection
  • Dryer vent
  • Dryer gas line
  • Ceiling
  • Walls
  • Floor
  • Doors
  • Windows
  • Electrical
  • Smoke detectors
  • HVAC source
  • Grading – this is critical in maintaining a dry and healthy home
  • Driveway
  • Walks, steps, & stoops
  • Deck & porch
  • Water, drain, & vent pipes – our inspectors are looking for signs of current or past leaks, deterioration of older lines, and proper connections
  • Water Heater – we determine the approximate age and lifespan of the unit
  • Water main line – we inspect the visible portion of the main as it enters the home
  • Main water shutoff – we report on the location of the main shutoff
  • Service / clean-out caps
  • Gas service lines
  • Roof coverings – we walk all roofs that are safe to access. All of our inspectors carry ultra-high resolution, 4k drones to inspect hard to access and unsafe areas.
  • Proper flashings – missing kick-out flashings are a common issue we see on homes which can cause moisture damage and even structural issues.
  • Roof penetrations – plumbing vents, electrical masts, skylights, & attic ventilation
  • Roof Drainage System – gutters, downspouts, & leader/extensions
  • Chimney chase tops and crowns, flue caps, & chimney flashing
  • Foundation – we look for signs of movement
  • Floor System:
    • Beams
    • Load bearing walls
    • Joists, trusses, and I-joists
    • Piers & posts
    • Subfloor
  • Floor / concrete slab

Ancillary Services

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Sewer Scope

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Wood Destroying Insect
(WDI) Inspection

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Air Quality

Included in our Sandusky Home Inspections

In addition to over $10,000 in warranty coverage, we also include access to these resources at no additional cost:

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Home Owners Resource
Home Owners Resource is a membership-based group which allows homeowners to ask questions and get advice on ways to maintain and manage their property. Access to this group is included with a home inspection.

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Every home inspection includes free access to Porch, which is designed to make the process of moving easier. From hiring movers to helping you find a handyman, Porch has you covered.

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RecallChek® tracks consumer appliances and has compiled over 225 million recalls. RecallChek® is included for life and it will alert you if a recall is issued on any of your appliances.

Counties We Service

  • Allen
  • Ashland
  • Crawford
  • Cuyahoga
  • Defiance
  • Erie
  • Fulton
  • Geauga
  • Hamilton
  • Hancock
  • Hardin
  • Henry
  • Hillsdale
  • Huron
  • Jackson
  • Knox
  • Lake
  • Lenawee
  • Lorain
  • Lucas
  • Medina
  • Monroe
  • Morrow
  • Oakland
  • Ottawa
  • Paulding
  • Putnam
  • Richland
  • Sandusky
  • Seneca
  • Summit
  • Wayne
  • Williams
  • Wood
  • Wyandot

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