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Our Residential Inspections include:

  • roof, vents, flashings and trim;

  • gutters and downspouts;

  • skylight, chimney, and other roof penetrations;

  • decks, stoops, porches, walkways and railings;

  • eaves, soffits and fascia;

  • grading and drainage;

  • basement, foundation and crawlspace;

  • water penetration and foundation movement;

  • heating system;

  • cooling system;

  • main water shut-off valve;

  • 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 panel(s), breakers and fuses;

  • grounding and bonding;

  • GFCIs and AFCIs;

  • fireplace damper door and hearth;

  • insulation and ventilation;

  • garage doors, safety sensors and openers;

  • and much more.

Review our Standards of Practice at for complete details.

Home Buyers Inspection (Pre-Closing)

Most inspections are done at the request of the home buyer. It usually goes like this: a potential buyer puts an offer on a house, the seller accepts that offer (or not), and then the buyer typically has a due diligence period to have the property inspected. The due diligence period  is a time during which the home is considered under contract (meaning the seller can't accept other offers), and the buyer has the opportunity to investigate the property further, calling in experts like an appraiser and a home inspector.


Buying a house is one of the biggest and most important investments you'll ever make. At Hitchcock Home Inspections, we are trying to provide you with all the necessary information and evidence to make a timely and informed decision. 

Home Sellers Inspection (Pre-Listing)

Having your home inspected before putting it on the market will give you a competitive advantage, help to sell quicker and for more money. If you are planning to sell your home, an inspection can identify problems that you’ll know about prior to listing and allow you to address before a willing and able buyer comes along. The home inspection gives you the knowledge and the opportunity to make the necessary repairs in advance that will make the home more easily marketable. On the real estate market today, with your home pre-inspected, this can be a big selling point. 

Apartment/Condo/Townhouse Inspections

Smaller dwellings and shared common space properties also need inspections. The singular components and appliances of a property purchase/selling are just as pertinent as a standalone structure. We will provide an in depth inspection of all singular components and identify issues with and commonly shared components. 

New Home Construction

Most people ask "Do I need an inspection on a brand new home?"  In short, yes! A newly-built home is  important to have inspected by an unbiased professional home inspector outside the general code enforcement inspectors employed by the builder.. Our inspectors check every detail of all the systems of the house, finding items that can be overlooked by the basic code compliance checks required by new home builders and contractors as they build and sell new homes. It is best to conduct this inspection a couple of days before the final walk-through with the builder to ensure the last minute details, such as turning on the utilities, etc., have been handled.

1 Year Builder's Warranty Home Inspection

Most builders offer a 12 month warranty on your newly purchased home.  Many times, once this year is up you will be responsible for repairs and issues with the home.  Getting a 12 Month Warranty inspection can help you uncover issues that you can ask the builder to address.  This inspection can also inform you of some of the maintenance items needed to keep your home in like-new condition for the future.

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