Services

Dayvolt’s Standard Home Inspection:

I will inspect the structure, systems and components of the home inside and out, from the foundation to the roof, using the latest tools and technology.

As a dedicated Home Inspector, I do encourage you to attend your home inspection so I can explain my process, go over my findings and answer any questions you may have.

I adhere to the InterNACHI comprehensive residential standards of practice. I will inspect all of the following, when visible and accessible:

Roof:

  • the roof-covering materials;
  • the gutters;
  • the downspouts;
  • the vents, flashing, skylights, chimney, and other roof penetrations;
  • the general structure of the roof from the readily accessible panels, doors or stairs

Exterior:

  • the exterior wall-covering materials, flashing and trim;
  • all exterior doors;
  • adjacent walkways and driveways;
  • stairs, steps, stoops, stairways and ramps;
  • porches, patios, decks, balconies and carports;
  • railings, guards and handrails;
  • the eaves, soffits and fascia;
  • a representative number of windows; and
  • vegetation, surface drainage, retaining walls and grading of the property, where they may adversely affect the structure due to moisture intrusion.

Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace & Structure:

  • the foundation;
  • the basement;
  • the crawlspace; and
  • structural components.

Heating & Cooling:

  • the heating system, using normal operating controls.
  • the cooling system, using normal operating controls.

Plumbing:

  • the main water supply shut-off valve;
  • the main fuel supply shut-off valve;
  • the water heating equipment, including the energy source, venting connections, temperature/pressure-relief (TPR) valves, Watts 210 valves, and seismic bracing;
  • interior water supply, including all fixtures and faucets, by running the water;
  • all toilets for proper operation by flushing;
  • all sinks, tubs and showers for functional drainage;
  • the drain, waste and vent system; and
  • drainage sump pumps with accessible floats.

Electrical:

  • the service drop;
  • the overhead service conductors and attachment point;
  • the service head, gooseneck and drip loops;
  • the service mast, service conduit and raceway;
  • the electric meter and base;
  • service-entrance conductors;
  • the main service disconnect;
  • panelboards and over-current protection devices (circuit breakers and fuses);
  • service grounding and bonding;
  • a representative number of switches, lighting fixtures and receptacles, including receptacles observed and deemed to be arc-fault circuit interrupter (AFCI)-protected using the AFCI test button, where possible;
  • all ground-fault circuit interrupter receptacles and circuit breakers observed and deemed to be GFCIs using a GFCI tester, where possible; and
  • smoke and carbon-monoxide detectors.

Fireplace:

  • readily accessible and visible portions of the fireplaces and chimneys;
  • lintels above the fireplace openings;
  • damper doors by opening and closing them, if readily accessible and manually operable; and
  • cleanout doors and frames.

Attic, Insulation & Ventilation:

  • insulation in unfinished spaces, including attics, crawlspaces and foundation areas;
  • ventilation of unfinished spaces, including attics, crawlspaces and foundation areas; and
  • mechanical exhaust systems in the kitchen, bathrooms and laundry area.

Doors, Windows & Interior:

  • a representative number of doors and windows by opening and closing them;
  • floors, walls and ceilings;
  • stairs, steps, landings, stairways and ramps;
  • railings, guards and handrails; and
  • garage vehicle doors and the operation of garage vehicle door openers, using normal operating controls.

 

Pest Inspections:

I will perform a pest inspection on the property looking for signs or indications of wood destroying organisms. Upon completion of the inspection, you will receive a report of the pest inspection that outlines the findings from the inspection.

Radon Testing: 

I will perform a radon inspection of the home/building to measure the radon level in the air by the use of an approved short-term charcoal collection device, will require a minimum of 48 hours but may take longer. I will deliver the testing device to a recognized laboratory and, upon availability of these independent results, provide client with a written radon inspection report identifying the results of such analysis.