Home Warranty Inspections

Most builders provide a one–year warranty for new construction. Generally during this period of time the buyer develops a “punch list” of corrections for the contractor to repair under the warranty coverage. Some defects will not be obvious to the untrained eye. It is prudent to obtain our home inspectors list of items that will most likely be repaired by your builder at no cost to you. You will be reassured knowing that potential problems were addressed before they grew into something that could cost you a great deal down the road.

A thorough home inspection will include the following:

A home inspection isn’t just about protecting your investment, but also about protecting you and your family. The home inspectors at Desert State Home Inspections understand this and take their profession very seriously. They know they are an integral part in your decision to make the biggest investment of your life. Though not mandatory in every state, a residential home inspection should be a part of every real estate transaction. It is the best way to ensure that everyone is protected.

  • Roof: Shingles, flashings, chimneys, vents, trim and gutters, drip edges, skylights, downspouts, and other visible roof related items.
  • Attics: Insulation, ventilation, rafters, joists and collar ties, trusses, wiring attachments, and other visible related items.
  • Plumbing and Fixtures: Water pressure, water distribution system, hose bibs, sinks and faucets, bath/showers and toilets, sanitary system, and other plumbing system components.
  • Interior: Floors and ceilings, walls, stairs (if applicable) and banisters, finishes, sinks, cabinets, shelving, built–in appliances, smoke detectors and safety–related items, and other visible interior–related components.
  • Heating and Cooling Systems: Furnace, air cleaning parts, ductwork, electronic monoxide testing, electric gas sniffer testing, air conditioner and lines, and other visible related HVAC components.
  • Electrical Systems: Service entry and clearances, service panel, switches and outlets, visible wiring and junction boxes, grounding system, and other related electrical components.
  • Basements, Crawl Spaces, and Foundation: Insulation, ventilation, posts, vapor barriers, utility attachment, structural items, floors and walls, and columns.
  • Exterior: Siding materials, attachments, windows, doors, sashes and lintels, vents, entryways, and other visible exterior related components.
  • Environmental Issues
  • Decks and Porches
  • Fireplaces
  • Overall Structure