Your Inspection

What Does the Home Inspection Process Look Like?


Schedule Your Home Inspection

Schedule an inspection online and wait for your confirmation email.


Meet Your Home Inspector

Your inspection will be performed by a Certified Professional Inspector.


Review Your Home Inspection Report

We will send your report the same day as the inspection.

Whether you are buying, selling or maintaining your home, Trusted Advisor Home Inspections provides professional and quality service from the moment you call us. Your Certified Master Inspector will walk through your home with you and teach you as much as you want to learn. We strictly follow the Standards of Practice for home inspectors established by the State of Virginia.

After we walk through the home together, we will explain the general condition of the home and systems with you and your realtor. We will discuss the defects that were discovered during the inspection as well as the positive aspects of the home. On the same day as the inspection, you will receive our detailed, easy-to-read Spectora report, with photos and explanations of our findings which will be delivered in HTML and PDF format.


The roof is one of the most costly and important structures. We will examine the roof, its structure, shingles/tiles, flashing, gutters, downspouts and more.


This includes the exterior walkways and doors, siding, eaves and soffits, fascia, paint, and other such elements of the home’s exterior.


We will visually inspect the HVAC systems including ducts, filters, furnaces and air conditioning units.


We will visually inspect plumbing fixtures for proper function, including tubs, sinks, hoses, showers, and water shut-off valves, and look for leaks.

Electrical Systems

We will visually inspect both interior and exterior electrical systems including service drops, service masts, grounding, outlets, meters, and circuit breakers.


We will test and examine all major appliances like water heaters, washers and dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers, and more.

Doors, Windows & Interior

We will check all accessible doors and windows for proper function. We will also check the condition of all accessible walls, floors, and ceilings.

Foundations, Basements & Crawl Spaces

We will examine all accessible portions of the foundation, crawlspaces and basements to look for signs of water damage, water intrusion, foundation cracking and possible structural defects.

Attic, Ventilation & Insulation

We will examine the attic to ensure it is properly ventilated, check for mold and moisture, assess the level of insulation, and more.

What's Included in a Home Inspection