Home Inspection Services
Learn from Mill River and how we can help you buy or sell your home with confidence.
Whether you are buying or selling a home, getting a house inspection service done can help you feel confident about selling or purchasing your home. If you are buying a house, the home inspection can tell you if there are things wrong with the home that will need to be fixed. If you are the seller, or a real estate agent for the seller you will learn what you will need to get fixed before you sell the house. In either case, spending the money now on our service could save you a lot of heartaches, in the long run.
Home Inspection Checklist
This checklist gives sellers and buyers valuable information– as well as confidence – about what areas we check in the home.
Home Inspection Tests
We offer a complete range of tests that help uncover the condition of your home.
Type of Home Inspections
Home Inspection Services in New York and Connecticut – it is important to understand the type of inspections that need to be performed in your (potential) home.
Mill River provides home inspection services throughout the New York and Connecticut area. Learn more about the thorough and comprehensive home inspections.
Home Inspection Process
After initial contact (phone or email) our team will determine the scope of your inspection. We will provide you with a verbal estimate followed by a written agreement.
At Mill River, our process is thorough and systematic. From the start, we consider factors such as our first meeting, testing the condition of your home, your custom report and many other factors.
An average home inspection will take from 2 to 3 hours depending on the size and condition of the home. Larger homes with many more components will take longer.
We pride ourselves in taking the time to uncover issues that would be considered unsafe or in disrepair. Our priority is to ensure that our clients are completely informed about the state of their home.
Mill River starts by examining the exterior of the home. We will walk the roof (weather permitting) and check the roof shingles, chimney, vents, gutters, flashing and skylights. In addition, we will also inspect the siding, trim, eaves, windows and doors, patio and porches and other systems associated with the outside of the home.
We will look at any vegetation that may be interfering with electrical or making contact with the home. The pitch of the land, surface drainage, retaining walls, walkways, and driveways will also be a part of the process.
After a full review of the exterior, we will go into the house and inspect for structural integrity. This will include walls, ceilings, and floors. We will go into crawl spaces and look at the foundation and attic to make sure everything is in order. We will check for water intrusion and conduct a visual inspection for the presence of termites and wood destroying insects.
While inside the home we will check all doors, windows, closets, cabinets, counters, stairs, railings, attic access, electrical components, plumbing, bathroom, insulation, ventilation, fireplaces, chimneys and other sections of the home.
Click here, to find out information on areas that we inspect during the interior phase.
We will also go down into the basement to inspect heating and cooling systems. Here we will help you understand what system is being utilized and how it should be operated and maintained such as cleaning and changing filters. The hot water tank will also be inspected for condition, function and safety.
Mill River Home Inspections will also have the serial numbers of all of your appliances sent to ReCall Chek where they will notify you if your appliances have had any recalls.
After home has been inspected, you will receive a full report with descriptions, ratings, and pictures. The pictures will have arrows and circles highlighting the subject being discussed. You should receive your report within 24 to 48 hours depending on the size and number of tests.
After you receive your report, please feel free to email or call us with any questions. We’re here to help!