Inspection Expectation

With Key Inspection Services, our Home Inspection Services meet, and in many cases exceed, state and industry standards of Washington State Home Inspector Requirements, National Association of Certified Home Inspectors, and American Society of Home Inspectors.

We use a variety of methods and tools to inspect:

  • Grounds Inspection
    • Grade
    • Drainage
    • Impacting landscape features (e.g., large trees, plant foliage, soil to siding, etc.)
    • Retaining walls
    • Stairs
    • Driveways
    • Walkways
    • Fences falling down
    • Outlying buildings may be inspected at additional cost
  • Roof Inspection
    • Materials
    • Gutters and downspouts
    • Chimneys
    • Flashed penetrations (e.g., vents, skylights, etc.)
  • Structural Component Inspection
    • Foundation
    • Support structures
    • Framing
    • Sheathing
    • Seismic (e.g., anchoring, bracing, etc.)
  • Insulation and Ventilation Inspection
    • Attics
    • Walls
    • Floors
    • Crawl spaces
    • Ventilation fans (e.g., whole house, bath exhaust, etc.)
  • Exterior Inspection
    • Siding
    • Trim
    • Doors
    • Windows
    • Decks
    • Patios
  • Electrical Inspection
    • Service entrance
    • Disconnects
    • Main and sub panels
    • Grounding
    • Bonding
    • Breakers (including arc fault circuit interrupters)
    • Switches
    • Outlets (including ground fault circuit interrupters)
    • Smoke detectors
  • Plumbing Inspection
    • Water and gas (or oil) supply lines and shut-offs
    • Water pressure
    • Water heaters
    • Safety valving
    • Fixtures
    • Traps
    • Drains
    • Functional flow and drainage
  • HVAC Inspection
    • Controls and thermostats
    • Heating/cooling components (e.g., furnaces, heat pumps, etc.)
    • Supply and discharge lines
    • Venting
    • Filters
    • Ductwork
    • Registers
    • Fireplaces and inserts
    • Heat lamps
  • Appliance Inspection
    • Clothes washers for leaks
    • Dryer vents
    • Ranges
    • Refrigerator/freezers
    • Dishwashers
    • Disposals
    • Built-in microwaves
    • Ceiling fans
  • General Interior Inspection
    • Ceilings
    • Walls
    • Floors
    • Doors
    • Cabinetry