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Home Inspections for Buyers in Annapolis, MD, and Anne Arundel County

Home inspections are important for home buyers and for those who want to refinance their house. Chesapeake Enterprises Home Inspections offers home inspections for buyers and owners in Annapolis, MD, and the surrounding area. Find peace of mind with a professional inspection.

Our Home Inspection Process

When you want to buy a home, you want to make sure that you invest your money in a property that’s in great condition and that will last you years to come. With a home inspection from Chesapeake Enterprises Home Inspections, you will learn which house is worth your money.

When you call us, we’ll perform an on-site inspection that can take anywhere from two to three hours. We’re a locally owned and operated business, so you can interact directly with me, Jeffery Leek, the owner of the company.

A representation of our thorough home inspections available in Annapolis, MD

I’ll inspect:

  • Structural elements: I’ll inspect the foundation, walls, and window alignment.
  • The roof: This includes shingle condition, needed repairs, chimney damage, the gutter system, and the vents.
  • Exterior surfaces: This includes the condition of the siding or paint, the lights and electrical outlets, and the clearance between siding and the ground.
  • Interior plumbing: I’ll inspect the pipes, fixtures, showers, tubs, and hot water heater.
  • Attic and basement: I’ll make sure that the attic is ventilated and insulated and that the basement is solid and waterproof.
  • Electrical system: I’ll inspect wiring, circuit breakers, outlets, light fixtures, and all aspects of your HVAC system as well.
  • Appliances: If the home includes appliances, I’ll make sure the dishwasher, stove, fridge, and microwave all work properly.
  • Garage: I’ll look at the foundation, ceilings, and windows of the garage to make sure they’re safe. I’ll also inspect the door opener, the outlets, and the electrical systems.
  • Grounds: This includes the drainage system, driveway, fence, and sidewalks.

I’ll also make sure that your home has the necessary safety features, such as fire alarms, sprinklers, and handrails on the stairs.

Contact Chesapeake Enterprises Home Inspections today to talk to me directly about your inspection. We love our customers, and we’ll do everything we can to help you.

What I inspect

Home inspection requirements vary greatly from state to state, but the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) has a few Standards of Practice that outlines minimum and uniform standards that you should expect from an inspection.

They include the following:

  • Structural elements
    Construction of visible foundation, evidence of sagging or bowing of the structure, and window alignment.
  • Safety
    Operating fire and carbon monoxide alarms, fire sprinklers, condition of stairs, hand and guardrails, and garage door openers.
  • Grounds
    Leaks from the septic tank, proper drainage, and condition of the house's driveways, fences, and sidewalks.
  • Roof
    Condition of shingles, any repairs/patches to flat roofs, clear vents, damage to chimneys, and properly working gutters.
  • Exterior surfaces
    Correct clearance between ground and siding material, condition of exterior paint or siding, and properly working lights and electrical outlets.
  • Attic
    Sufficient insulation, proper ventilation, and any sign of leaking or water damage.
  • Interior plumbing
    No damaged or leaking pipes, proper hot water temperature, as well as functioning toilets, sinks, bathtubs, and showers.
  • Electrical system
    Up-to-code condition and type of visible wiring, and proper function of circuit breakers, outlets, light fixtures, and fans.
  • Appliances
    Proper functioning of the stove, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, washer and dryer, and all other appliances.
  • Heating & cooling systems
    Condition of the furnace, air conditioning (temperature permitting), water heater, chimney, and fireplace.
  • Basement
    Solid foundation, walls, and floors, with no signs of water intrusion or damage.
  • Garage
    Solid foundation, windows, ceiling, framing, and roof; working garage door opener; up-to-code electrical system; and proper function of outlets.

What I Don't Inspect

Again, while there is a variation of what home inspectors look for, there are areas that are generally not covered by a home inspection. If you suspect any problems or concerns in the following areas, you may want to schedule an evaluation by a certified specialist.

  • Pest control.
  • Swimming pools.
  • Asbestos.
  • Radon gas.
  • Lead paint.
  • Toxic mold.