Our licensed home inspectors will perform a detailed mechanical inspection of every home.
The key components that we inspect during the mechanical portion of each home inspection are the heating system, air conditioning system, ductwork, venting, fireplaces/chimneys, plumbing system, bathrooms, water heater, electric, as well as all major & secondary appliances.
We also report on the approximate age of the systems to determine and make you aware if they are near the end of their useful lifespans.
We report on the type of heating system: Forced hot air, forced hot water, steam, radiant heat.
We report on the type of plumbing components: Age and size of the water heater, cast iron or plastic waste piping, copper or plastic supply piping.
We report on the electric amperage and type of distribution wiring.
What is a mechanical inspection?
A mechanical inspection is a detailed report of all the aspects of the mechanical systems of the home. We will inspect the heating system, air conditioning system, ductwork, venting, fireplaces/chimneys, plumbing system, bathrooms, water heater, electric, major & secondary appliances.
What are possible mechanical issues?
Possible mechanical issues include waste plumbing lines that are not draining, low water pressure, active leaks below bathrooms from pipes or tub / showers, an old hot water heater that is leaking, loose / hanging live electric wires, old knob and tube wiring, a federal pacific main electric panel that can be a fire safety issue, heating or air conditioning system that is not functioning and has improper ductwork, fireplace / chimney that has soot build up with a damper that is not functioning.