Doran Home Inspections is a member of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI), and adheres to the InterNACHI Standards of Practice, Code of Ethics, as well as Washington State Standards and Practices for home inspectors. Professionally trained and certified, high quality standards and practices set Doran Home Inspections apart and help ensure consistent, thorough, and detailed home inspections.
A plumbing inspection includes operating faucets and shower heads, checking for leaks and satisfactory water flow and drainage. Water heaters are inspected, an inspection of visible piping materials is included, water pressure measurements are taken, along with locating the main water shutoff valve.
An electrical inspection includes testing electrical receptacles for proper wiring and safety features (GFCI/AFCI receptacles), inspecting wiring throughout the home where visible for proper installation, inspection of main electrical service panel and sub-panels for wiring methods, safety hazards, and proper installation.
All heating, ventilation and cooling systems are inspected as part of any home inspection service. Items inspected include furnaces, air-conditioning (AC) units, heat pumps, and others. Inspection includes identifying unit type, age, proper operation/function, and recommendations for service/repairs. Ductwork and proper installation practices of units and materials is included.
Water heaters are inspected for compliance with safety features, proper installation methods, plumbing techniques, and general operability/function. Water heater age is also determined.
Laundry rooms are inspected for proper ventilation of the room and appliances, electrical hazards, plumbing issues, and general home defects.
Inspection includes location and operability of smoke and CO detectors, chimney, fireplace and stoves inspection, adequate fire wall separation, and general electrical hazards.
Bathroom inspections include operating all faucets, shower heads, toilets, to check for leaking. Receptacles are inspected for GFCI protection, adequate room ventilation, caulking/grouting, and general home defects.
All interior walls are inspected for signs of damage, moisture intrusion, cracking, holes, and proper construction methods.
Attics are inspected for structural issues, adequate ventilation, insulation problems, moisture intrusion, rodent activity, and proper installation of mechanical systems including plumbing, HVAC, and electrical.
Crawlspaces are inspected for proper installation of materials including insulation, vapor barriers, construction methods, mechanical systems (plumbing, HVAC, electrical). Additionally, all crawlspace inspections include assessing for adequate drainage, plumbing leaks, rodent activity, and proper ventilation.
Foundations are inspected for general condition, cracking, and structural movement. Foundations are inspected from the exterior and interior (when accessible).
Landscaping and grading around the home is inspected to ensure proper drainage of the grounds around the home, areas of the home in contact with soil/vegetation, and general condition of the grounds surrounding the home.
All exterior walls are inspected for adequate construction methods, damage to walls, caulking, proper installation techniques, and general wear/condition.
Roofs are inspected by physically walking and drone imaging if necessary. Roofs are inspected for basic maintenance (moss/mildew/debris), damaged roof coverings, gutter systems, roof ventilation, and installation practices.
Garages are inspected for adequate fire safety features, overhead door operation and safety features, and general home defects.
Deck, patios, and porches are inspected for adequate construction methods, safety hazards, and proper care and maintenance.
Doran Home Inspections provides licensed and certified home inspections in Everett, Lynnwood, Arlington, Marysville, Stanwood, Snohomish, Monroe, Gold Bar, Sultan, Mukilteo, Edmonds, Bothell, Mercer Island, Mount Vernon, Woodinville, Kenmore, Shoreline, Seattle, Kirkland, Bellevue, Redmond, Sammamish Snoqaulmie, North Bend, Renton, Tukwila, Kent, Seatac, Island County, Snohomish County, King County, Issaquah, Mill Creek, Mountlake Terrace, Lake Stevens, Granite Falls, Camano Island, Whidbey Island, Clinton, Langley, and Poulsbo. Not sure if that's you? Give us a call at (425) 478-9435 or send us an email.