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National Association of Certified Home Inspectors

  
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 Home Inspection Service by S&P 

The residential Real Estate transaction inspection service is to provide the prospective buyer with detailed information about the home's current condition.  A detailed report from the on-site inspection includes summaries of major systems and deficiencies (if any), a maintenance plan, and a narrative report that explains items found during the inspection.  After a home inspection by S&P Engineering, Inc. you will find out more about the structure and workings of your new home, what items will need to be addressed immediately, and what items will require future monitoring, maintenance, repair, or replacement.  Our inspection will provide you with the knowledge you need to enter your home informed and prepared.

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The home inspection includes examining and analyzing the following:
  • Building Site
  • Exterior
  • Foundation and/or Crawlspace
  • Structural Components
  • Plumbing Systems
  • Electrical Systems
  • Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Interior Components
  • Insulation & Ventilation
  • Interior Leak Detection
  • Chimney & Fireplace
  • Attic
  • Roof Covering & Gutter System
  • Garage/Parking Area
  • Issues of Safety
  • Digital Photos (provide a better understanding of areas of concern)
  
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 Some Important Links from the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors
The National Association of Certified Home Inspectors is a non-profit organization helping home inspectors achieve financial success and maintain inspection excellence.
 
 
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 Home Inspection Photos
 
The following photos indicate some typical results from a home inspection.
 

Click on the picture to see a larger view.

Hole in brick, Veneer not
sealed properly
Post not properly
fastened to Beam
No maintenance
Growth/Moisture
 
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Moisture
Rotting
Clogged Gutter
Clogged Gutter
 
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Slate Problems
Improper hole made
through chimney chase.
Danger!
Conduit Needed Downspout
 
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Exposed Wiring Knob & tube splicing No Junction Cover Cracked plaster on ceiling- caused by temperature change
 
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Branch service wiring improperly fastened near water. Chimney deteriorating- problems include safety and possible flue
gas exhaust problems.
Downspout that exits on the sidewalk (safety-freezing issue). Outdoor romex wire under an exterior deck. Wire needs to be in conduit.
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Read NABIE's Position Paper "Licensing of Professional Engineers and Architects as Home Inspectors"

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In Wheeling S & P Engineering, Inc. In Pittsburgh
39 High Point Lane
Wheeling WV  26003
304-243-9900
304-281-7959
Copyright 2001 S&P Engineering, Inc.
17 Bell Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15205
412-921-7599