Warranty Inspection2017-09-02T11:47:25+00:00


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
  • Heating systems
  • Cooling systems
  • 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
  • and More

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.