Category Archives: Exterior

While you are at the exterior of the house you should inspect the exterior faucets for proper operation. You will use your pressure gauge to check the exterior faucet and will want to check for any leaking. Please review the entire procedure below. If you are inspecting a condo or townhouse where the exterior is […]

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While the inspector is on the exterior of the property it is important to check all of the vegetation around the home. If the inspector observes trees that are overhanging the property or overgrown vegetation it should be called out as a defect in the report. Please review the below procedure for the proper way […]

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While the inspector is at the exterior of the home they should check the outside of the garage door for any damage. This would include damage to the panels and to the weatherstripping along the edges of the garage door. Please review the entire procedure below. NACHI SOP International Standards of Practice for Performing a […]

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While the inspector is at the exterior of the home they should check to make sure that all of the vent covers are in good condition. If a vent cover is damaged or clogged it should be called out and put as Repair/Replace in your report. Please review the entire procedure below.   NACHI SOP […]

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While inspecting the exterior the inspector should check for the sump pump discharge pipe. The most important things to check for this is that it is properly secured and is discharging 6 feet from the home. Please read the entire procedure below.   NACHI SOP International Standards of Practice for Performing a General Home Inspection […]

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While the inspector is at the exterior of the home they should check all window wells for damage, covers, egress, and that it is properly attached to the home. It is also important to check window wells from the interior of the home because some defects might be more difficult to see from the exterior […]

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CUSTOMER COMPLAINT – The buyer for the property had sent an email to the office with pictures of a window well that was severely damaged and was wondering why it was not in the report. The inspection objection deadline had already passed so the buyer was not able to ask the seller’s to fix the issue. […]

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Welcome to “In The Field” with Jim Hardin, where you can learn about real situations that happened out in the field during a home inspection. This will be a great resource for both new and experienced inspectors to learn about a wide variety of different obstacles that a home inspector could experience while out in […]

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How would you inspect an electrical panel when it is raining/snowing and the panel is located on the exterior of the property? We Don’t!! It could be extremely unsafe to inspect the electrical panel in these conditions and so it is always better to exclude this section. The inspector should take pictures of anything that […]

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Please review the video below with InterNACHI Certified Master Inspector Dirck Parsons to learn the proper procedure for how to inspect the Exterior during the course of the home inspection.

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