What to Expect From Your Inspection

Whether you are buying, selling or maintaining your home in Northern Virginia, MD and DC, let Elite’s licensed and professional home inspectors give you peace of mind before entering into your real estate transaction.

For Sellers, get control of the selling process and ensure a smooth and fair transaction. A pre-listing inspection will highlight your home’s best features as well as the defects so you can set the asking price and repair any items that will boost your home’s value.

For Buyers, get peace of mind, save money, and know exactly what you’re buying with a pre-purchase home inspection. We encourage buyers to attend the inspection, as it provides a great opportunity to learn all about the inner workings of your new home.

Below, we explain some of the critical components that we can identify during the inspection.

Elite Home Inspections thoroughly inspects and reports on the following:

  • Structural Systems

    Foundations, grading & drainage, basements, walkways, and floor, wall and ceiling structures.

  • Roofing

    Roof coverings, drainage systems, flashings and skylights, chimneys and other roof penetrations.

  • Electrical Systems

    Service entrance and panels, branch circuits, connected devices and fixtures, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and making sure your outlets are GFCI-protected.

  • Plumbing

    Fixtures and faucets, water supply systems, drain, waste and vent systems, water heater, vents, flues and chimneys, and any sump pumps or fuel storage and distribution systems.

  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems

    Heating and cooling equipment, ducts, vents and flues.

  • Appliances

    Dishwasher, garbage disposal, range hood, range or oven, cooktop, microwave, trash compactor, bathroom exhaust fans, garage door operator, and other built-in appliances.