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, roof space, structure (inside and outside), windows and doors, and electricity and plumbing installations and any damp problems!
Therefore, a critical inspection is ideal if you only require an inspection of the major components of the home. Besides, it is more affordable! My fee for a Critical Home Inspection report is about ¾ of that for the Home Buyers or Sellers Inspection, depending on the distance I would need to travel to the inspection.
A Critical Inspection includes
A critical home inspection includes issues that are 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 geyser installations, windows and door issues. However, I only inspect the external and internal wall, floor and ceiling finish for signs of structural issues, damp or staining from moisture intrusion.
Unsafe electrical and gas installations are also part of a critical home inspection. I inspect and report on stoves, air conditioners and other built-in appliances. Moreover, I report on surface drainage, vegetation and foliage issues that may affect the structure and roof adversely.
Besides the geyser installation, I check the water supply to all other plumbing fixtures and fittings as well as the drainage from them. I report on all leaks or faults observed during the critical home inspection.
A Critical Inspection includes unsafe, functional or structural issues which, in my opinion, requires prompt remedial attention. Furthermore, I include any preventative remedial actions that are required to preserve the safety, functional or structural integrity of the home or major installation.
What is not included
Other external elements such as boundary and yard walls, the site, driveways, walkways, garden sheds etc. do not form part of the critical inspection. Wall, floor and ceiling finishes are inspected for damp and structural issues only! I also inspect BIC’s, sink and kitchen cupboards and counters for moisture intrusion only.
Inspected Once, Inspected Right!®