About Critical Home Inspections
A Critical Home Inspection and report include the really important parts of the home! It is a “Safe Home” inspection.
With a Critical Inspection, I focus and report on the critical components of a home which are the roof, structure (inside and outside), windows and doors, and electricity and plumbing installations.
Therefore, a Critical Inspection is ideal if you only require inspection of the major components of the home. Besides, a Critical Home Inspection is more affordable! My fee for a Critical Home Inspection report is about ¾ of that for the Home Buyers or Sellers Inspection.
A Critical Inspection includes
A Critical Inspection includes issues which are frequently NOT plainly obvious to any observant layman.
These include structural cracks in walls, ceilings and floors. Issues such as all damp, roof leaks, illegal or unsafe geysers, windows and door issues. However, I only inspect the internal wall, floor and ceiling finish for signs of damp or staining from moisture intrusion.
Unsafe electrical and gas installations are also part of the inspection. This means stoves and other built-in appliances are included in your report. In addition, I also report surface drainage, vegetation and foliage issues which may affect the structure and roof adversely.
A Critical Inspection includes unsafe, functional or structural issues which, in my opinion, requires prompt remedial attention. Furthermore, remedial action is required to preserve the safety, functional or structural integrity of the home or major installation.
It does not include
Other external elements such as boundary and yard walls, the site, swimming pools, driveways, wall, ceiling and floor finishes, walkways, garden sheds etc. do not form part of the critical inspection. I only inspect BIC’s, sink and kitchen cupboards and counters for moisture intrusion.
Inspected Once, Inspected Right!®