Home warranty inspections normally take place about 11 months after closing. This inspection is done to check for any deficiencies that have developed so they can be brought to the builder’s attention. Total Home by Smith can inspect your home before your new home warranty expires.
Most new homes come with a standard one year warranty against building materials and workmanship. However, problems can often occur after the warranty has expired; these unexpected repair or replacement costs can easily strain a budget. Items that are typically reviewed include:
Roof, vents, flashings, and trim
Gutters and downspouts
Skylight, chimney and other roof penetrations
Decks, stoops, porches, walkways, and railings
Eaves, soffit and fascia
Grading and drainage
Basement, foundation and crawlspace
Water penetration and foundation movement
Main water shut off valves
Water heating system
Interior plumbing fixtures and faucets
Drainage sump pumps with accessible floats
Electrical service line and meter box
Main disconnect and service amperage
Electrical panels, breakers and fuses
Grounding and bonding
GFCIs and AFCIs
Fireplace damper door and hearth
Insulation and ventilation
Garage doors, safety sensors, and openers
Offering property inspection services backed by experience, dedication and continuing education.
Be sure to enlist the services of a local, independent, third party expert to provide you with a truthful, unbiased evaluation of your property.