The Home Inspection
When you have found the home you want to purchase, it is essential to have a professional home inspector conduct a Buyer’s Inspection. At Cottonwood Home Inspections, our inspection services follow the rigorous Standards of Practice from the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI). The components and systems we will inspect include:
Foundation & Crawl Spaces
Structural Components (including columns & piers)
Exterior (doors, windows, wall claddings, soffits, fascias)
Garage Door Operators
Decks, Stoops, Steps, & Railings
Interior (doors, windows, floors, walls, ceilings, stairs)
Water Heating Equipment
Attic, Insulation, & Ventilation
Water Supply & Plumbing System
Chimneys, Flues, & Vents
Heating Equipment & Distribution Systems
Central Air Conditioning Equipment & Distribution Systems
Built-in Kitchen Appliances
If you’re selling a home, you should ideally have it inspected before you publish a listing ad for the property. This way, we can comprehensively evaluate the home in an effort to identify potential defects that you may want to have repaired before showing the property to prospective buyers. Being able to share information about existing issues also makes it easier to preserve a productive buyer-seller relationship throughout each phase of a real estate transaction.
This radioactive gas may initially form underground, but it doesn’t remain underground forever. Radon can eventually escape from underground pockets, rising into the atmosphere—or in a worst-case scenario, penetrating the underlying structure of homes along the way. Radon is strongly linked to an increased risk of lung cancer, and it’s important to have a home tested by a qualified professional due to radon’s invisible and odorless properties.
We all need access to clean water in order to maintain good health, and that’s why you should have your prospective home’s water supply tested before you commit to a purchase. We’ll collect water samples from both the tap and well to test for coliform bacteria, heavy metals, and other dangerous contaminants.
Are you looking at a home but not sure if you want to move forward with the purchase? Our pre-offer inspection provides you a chance to have a professional give you a preliminary inspection. This process is a quicker and a less formal process. The inspector will point out defects as observed, but no report will be generated. This process helps to prepare the buyer with out a large investment.