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Home Inspection Expectations & System Life Expectancy

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Loveland Home InspectorsA-Pro Southwest Ohio home inspector’s goal is to perform the best, most comprehensive home inspections in America.

Good decisions and successful home sales depend on educated consumers, and we believe home inspectors play an invaluable role in the process. Through industry-leading inspections, strong communication, balanced reporting and a desire to add value to real estate transactions, A-Pro Southwest Ohio Home Inspection is changing the way people look at home inspections. Put our knowledge and expertise to work for you!

Here’s what you can expect with A-Pro Southwest Ohio Home Inspection:

  • You receive a comprehensive 500-point inspection that will cover major components of the home, from foundation to rooftop.
  • You are welcome to join us during the inspection to gain a better understanding of the property, what we look for and the property’s overall potential.
  • You receive an informative oral report at the end of the inspection detailing the major finds discovered during our inspection. You may take this time to further address questions and concerns with our expert.
  • You benefit from the industry’s most comprehensive and professional itemized inspection report, customized for the property. Our reports are fair and balanced, highlighting both positive attributes and areas of concern to provide a well-rounded look at the property’s potential.
  • Your safety during the inspection is a top priority, both personally and financially.

west chester Home InspectionWhat is a home inspection?

A general home inspection is a visual inspection conducted by a highly trained and certified professional for the purpose of identifying past, present, and potential or foreseeable issues or areas of concern.

While working for you, A-Pro SW Ohio Home Inspection reports on:

  • Structural Systems Inspection
  • Roofing Systems Inspection
  • Exterior Systems Inspection
  • Interior Systems Inspection
  • Electrical Systems Inspection
  • Heating & Cooling Systems Inspection
  • Insulation Systems Inspection
  • Ventilation Systems Inspection
  • Plumbing Systems Inspection
  • Appliances Systems Inspection

Structural System Home InspectionStructural Systems Inspection

A home’s structural integrity is critical. If not structurally sound, a home poses the threat of serious safety issues and significant costs down the road. Almost every component of a home provides clues as to what is going on with its structure. Our structural analysis provides clients with a written opinion of the structural system’s performance from top to bottom, including inspection of:

  • Foundations
  • Drainage and Grading around Foundation
  • Structure of Roof
  • Material of Roof Covering
  • Attic

Let’s discuss each of the components listed above:

Loveland Home InspectorFoundations

Concerns about the foundation are typically at the top of the list relating to a home’s structure.  Foundation repairs are expensive, and foundation problems often cause other costly home repairs. Your A-Pro SW Ohio Home Inspection understand your concerns. Our inspections include a comprehensive analysis of the home’s foundation as part of the structural systems analysis. Your inspector reports on the visible condition of these foundation-related areas:

  • High and Low Points of the Foundation (evaluated through a Foundation Level Survey)
  • Foundation Cracks
  • Visible Foundation Deflections
  • Sloping Floors
  • Floor Movement
  • Cracks within Interior and Exterior Wall Systems
  • Doors and Windows negatively impacted by home movement
  • Framing Components and Trim negatively impacted by home movement

 

LIFE EXPECTANCY -FOUNDATIONS YEARS
Baseboard Waterproofing System 50
Bituminous-Coating Waterproofing 10
Concrete Block 100+
Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) 100
Post and Pier 20 to 65
Post and Tensioned Slab on Grade 100+
Poured Concrete Footings and Foundation 100+
Slab on Grade (concrete) 100
Wood Foundation 5 to 40
Permanent Wood Foundation (PWF; treated) 75

 

Loveland Home InspectionGrading and Drainage

Your A-Pro SW Ohio Home Inspection inspector also inspects the exterior of your property for conditions that are detrimental to the performance life of the foundation, including:

  • Ground Coverage
  • Slope Grade and Run-off Pattern
  • Soil Heights
  • Landscape – Trees and Shrubs
  • Gutter Placement and Flow
LIFE EXPECTANCY – SITE & LANDSCAPING YEARS
American Red Clay 100+
Asphalt Driveway 15 to 20
Brick and Concrete Patio 15 to 25
Clay Paving 100+
Concrete Walks 40 to 50
Controllers 15
Gravel Walks 4 to 6
Mulch 1 to 2
Polyvinyl Fencing 100+
Sprinkler Heads 10 to 14
Underground PVC Piping 60+
Valves 20
Wood Chips 1 to 5
Wood Fencing 20

 

Roofing System Home InspectionRoofing System Inspection

The roof structure is a key component of the structural systems analysis. It must be engineered to properly distribute the live and dead loads to the foundation. Your A-Pro SW Ohio Home Inspection inspector examines the roofing structure from both the exterior and interior to evaluate its condition and note the following condition issues:

  • Sagging Ceilings
  • Wood Rot
  • Wet Insulation
  • Ridge Separation
  • Loose Knee Braces
  • Loose Rafters
  • Moisture Intrusion
  • Insect or Rodent Presence
  • Fire Damage

Hamilton Home InspectionRoof Covering Materials

The roof coverings primary purpose is to shield the home’s interior from the effects of adverse weather. Your A-Pro SW Ohio Home Inspection inspector examines the roof and reports the roof material type as well as any visible conditions that prohibit the roofing material from performing its job. Your inspector may or may not climb on the roof to inspect it. Drones, telephoto lenses and other improving technologies are being used more frequently when a roof poses safety hazards or may be damaged if walked upon.

LIFE EXPECTANCY – ROOFING YEARS
Aluminum Coating 3 to 7
Asphalt Shingles (3-tab) 20
Asphalt (architectural) 30
BUR (built-up roofing) 30
Clay/Concrete 100+
Coal and Tar 30
Copper 70+
EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) Rubber 15 to 25
Fiber Cement 25
Green (vegetation-covered) 5 to 40
Metal 40 to 80
Modified Bitumen 20
Simulated Slate 10 to 35
Slate 60 to 150
TPO 7 to 20
Wood 25

 

Hamilton Home InspectorAttic

An attic inspection can disclose significant problems.

Although the attic may not be on the buyer’s mind, there are many reasons why it’s one of the most important areas of concern for home inspectors. An attic inspection should not be overlooked because it can tell much about the history of a home. It can provide evidence of potentially significant problems that may not be disclosed by the home seller or even acknowledged by the current occupant of the home.

While in the attic, your A-Pro SW Ohio Home Inspection inspector evaluates the structural components of your roofing and framing systems, the chimney, and insulation and ventilation systems. Your inspector will also check for evidence of wood rot, moisture intrusion, fire damage, and the presence of insects or rodents. Accessible attic plumbing, electrical and mechanical components are also evaluated for performance and included in the report.

Exterior Systems Home InspectionExterior Systems Inspection

A-Pro SW Ohio Home Inspection ’s exterior systems inspection is a visual examination of the home’s exterior walls. Your inspector evaluates performance issues such as structural support member movement and common installation problems. Because moisture intrusion is impossible to determine if there are no active or visual signs, your A-Pro SW Ohio Home Inspection inspector checks common problem areas for evidence of moisture damage and deficiencies in the flashing. Long before closing, an exterior inspection can let a homebuyer know of potential problems: rotten and damaged siding; water pooling around the home; broken, rusted or damaged gutters; and peeling paint, particularly important (because of lead concerns) in homes built before 1978.

A-Pro SW Ohio Home Inspection inspects:

  • Doors, including Egress Doors
  • Windows, Window Sills, Window Wells
  • Putty
  • Weather Stripping
  • Shutters
  • Awnings
  • Fogged Windows
  • Siding
  • Insulation Value of Siding
  • Wood Siding
  • Solid Wood and Lumber Siding
  • Plywood Siding
  • Shingles and Shakes
  • Hardboard
  • OSB Siding
  • Particleboard Siding
  • Finish Problems, including Chalking and Rot
  • Aluminum and Steel Siding
  • Grounding Metal Siding
  • Vinyl Siding
  • SIPs
  • Brick
  • Stone
  • Stucco and EIFS
  • Asbestos
  • Cement-Based Siding
  • Clay and Slate Shingles
  • Asphalt Shingles
  • Masonry Exterior Wall Covering
  • Concrete Blocks
  • Manufactured Stone
  • Foundation Cracks and Water
  • Masonry Foundation and Piers
  • Shrinkage and Cracking
  • Sweeping or Horizontal Cracking
  • Above-Ground Masonry Walls
  • Eaves, Soffits and Fascia
  • Wall Assembly
  • House Wrap
  • Waterproofing and Damp-Proofing
  • Permanent Wood Foundations
  • Common Problems with Walls
  • Inadequate Clearance from the Roof Cover
  • Dense Vegetation
  • Wood and Soil Contact
  • Water Intrusion
  • Flashing of Wall Components and Moisture Problems
  • Caulking
  • Sealants for Through-Wall Penetrations
  • Kickout Flashing
  • Exterior Drainage Systems
  • Site Surface Drainage
  • Foundation Drainage
  • Roof and Surface Drainage
  • Roof Overhangs and Projections
  • Roof Drainage, Gutters and Downspouts
  • Drainage Slope
  • Property Drainage
  • Sump Pumps
  • Landscaping
  • Fences
  • Ramps
  • Stairways
  • Risers and Treads
  • Guards
  • Spheres
  • Handgrips
  • Emergency Escape and Rescue Openings
  • Basement Walkouts
  • Exterior Decks
  • Garage
  • Garage Door Opener
  • Chimneys
  • Defensible Space
  • Retaining Walls
  • Driveway, Walkways and Pavements
  • Buried Oil Tanks
  • Yards and Courts
  • Flood Zones
  • Exterior Water
  • GFCI-Protection for the Exterior
  • Clothes Dryer Exhaust
  • Private Wells
  • Septic Systems
  • More
LIFE EXPECTANCY – SIDINGS, FLASHING & ACCESSORIES YEARS
Aluminum Siding 25 to 40+
Aluminum Gutters, Downspouts, Soffit and Fascia 20 to 40+
Asbestos Shingle 100
Brick 100+
Cementitious 100+
Copper Downspouts 100
Copper Gutters 50+
Engineered Wood 100+
Fiber Cement 100+
Galvanized Steel Gutters/Downspouts 20
Manufactured Stone 100+
Stone 100+
Stucco/EIFS 50+
Trim 25
Vinyl Siding 60
Vinyl Gutters and Downspouts 25+
Wood/Exterior Shutters 20

 

LIFE EXPECTANCY -ADHESIVES, CAULK & PAINTS YEARS
Caulking (interior & exterior) 5 to 10
Construction Glue 20+
Paint (exterior) 7 to 10
Paint (interior) 10 to 15
Roofing Adhesives/Cements 15+
Sealants 8
Stains 3 to 8

 

Fairfield Home InspectorPorches, Balconies, Decks and Carports

Your A-Pro SW Ohio Home Inspection inspector visually examines porches, balconies, decks and carports, understanding that these additions are too often prone to improper installation methods. Our goal is to help prevent costly repairs and accidents caused by potentially unsafe features. These areas are inspected at the visible attachments and for safety issues related to balusters, spindles, rails and stairs.

LIFE EXPECTANCY -DECKS YEARS 
Deck Planks 15
Composite 8 to 25
Structural Wood 10 to 30

 

LIFE EXPECTANCY – GARAGES YEARS
Garage Doors 20 to 25
Garage Door Openers 10 to 15

 

LIFE EXPECTANCY – COUNTERTOPS YEARS
Concrete 50
Cultured Marble 20
Natural Stone 100+
Laminate 20 to 30
Resin 10+
Tile 100+
Wood 100+
LIFE EXPECTANCY – CABINETRY & STORAGE    YEARS
Bathroom Cabinets 50+
Closet Shelves 100+
Entertainment Center/Home Office 10
Garage/Laundry Cabinets 70+
Kitchen Cabinets 50
Medicine Cabinet 25+
Modular (stock manufacturing-type) 50
LIFE EXPECTANCY –PANELS YEARS
Flooring Underlayment 25
Hardboard 40
Particleboard 60
Plywood 100
Softwood 30
Oriented Strand Board (OSB) 60
Wall Panels 100+

 

Interior Systems Home InspectionInterior Systems Inspection

Inspecting the interior of a home is an important component of the home inspection process. Your A-Pro SW Ohio Home Inspection inspector closely checks for safety issues and looks for indications of problems with installation, structure or water penetration. An interior analysis provides our clients with a written visual opinion of the home interior’s performance, including:

  • Ceilings and Floors
  • Doors (Interior and Exterior)
  • Walls
  • Windows
  • Stairs (if applicable)
  • Fireplace and Chimney
  • Cosmetic items are not noted in your A-Pro SW Ohio Home Inspection report unless they relate to a more potentially significant problem.

Fairfield Home InspectionCeilings and Floors

Your A-Pro SW Ohio Home Inspection  Home inspector examines and reports on the ceilings and floors, primarily focusing on structural integrity and water penetration. Bathrooms and kitchen floors and ceilings receive special attention.

LIFE EXPECTANCY -FLOORING YEARS
All Wood Floors 100+
Bamboo 100+
Brick Pavers 100+
Carpet 8 to 10
Concrete 50+
Engineered Wood 50+
Exotic Wood 100+
Granite 100+
Laminate 15 to 25
Linoleum 25
Marble 100+
Other Domestic Wood 100+
Slate 100
Terrazzo 75+
Tile 75 to 100
Vinyl 25

 

Fairfield Home InspectorDoors

Your A-Pro SW Ohio Home Inspection inspector examines and reports on interior and exterior doors.

While inspecting exterior doors, your inspector checks weather tightness, lock reliability, glass panes and thresholds. In addition, garage doors are inspected for fire safety compliance as well as personal safety compliance related to automated door openers and springs.

  • While inspecting interior doors, your inspector answers the following:
  • Do doors provide privacy and noise reduction?
  • Do doors provide for adequate air flow between spaces?
  • Are doors free from binding?
  • Do the hardware and latching mechanisms work properly?
  • Interior doors that do not operate properly can be an indication of structural movement of the home.
LIFE EXPECTANCY -DOORS YEARS
Closet (interior) 100+
Fiberglass (exterior) 100+
Fire-Rated Steel (exterior) 100+
French (interior) 30 to 50

 

Batavia Home InspectorWalls

Your A-Pro SW Ohio Home Inspection  inspector visually inspects the interior walls. Interior walls are generally covered, making insulation, plumbing and electrical items behind these walls impossible to inspect. When examining interior walls, your inspector will be primarily focused on structural movement and installation deficiencies.

Batavia Home InspectionWindows

Your A-Pro SW Ohio Home Inspection  inspector visually inspects and reports on the home’s windows. Your report will contain the type of and material used for the windows, as well the performance of a representative number of the home’s windows as they relate to operability and hardware. A home’s windows are a key component of the overall building system. Once they are completely installed it is impossible to determine framing practices and proper flashing. Therefore, your A-Pro SW Ohio Home Inspection inspector will rely on visual indicators to assist in determining window performance. Specifically, your A-Pro SW Ohio Home Inspection inspector will be looking for and noting deficiencies relating to:

  • Glazing
  • Weather Stripping
  • Safety Glass Locations
  • Emergency Egress Compliance
LIFE EXPECTANCY – WINDOWS YEARS
Aluminum/Aluminum-Clad 15 to 20
Double-Pane 8 to 20
Skylights 10 to 20
Window Glazing 10+
Vinyl/Fiberglass Windows 20 to 40
Wood 30+

 

Mason Home InspectionStairways (interior and exterior)

Your family’s safety is a top priority at A-Pro SW Ohio Home Inspection . We understand that home accidents relating to stairways occur frequently. Your A-Pro SW Ohio Home Inspection  inspector visually inspects and reports on stairways in and outside the home, making note of deficiencies in:

  • Clearance
  • Landings
  • Lighting
  • Railings, Balusters, Spindles and Guards
  • Risers and Tread

Mason Home InspectorFireplace and Chimney

Your A-Pro SW Ohio Home Inspection inspector visually examines and reports on fireplaces and chimneys. Please note that the inspection does not include testing of the draft. A-Pro SW Ohio Home Inspection recommends that yearly fireplace/chimney maintenance be conducted by a certified professional. In addition, a certified professional should inspect the fireplace/chimney before using the first time.

The chimney/fireplace inspection includes an examination of visible and accessible components, including:

  • Firebox
  • Hearth Extension
  • Fuel Source
  • Combustion Air Source
  • Doors, Circulating Fan
  • Lintel
  • Damper
  • Flue
  • Fire Blocking at Attic Penetration
  • Chimney Crown
  • Cap
  • Spark Arrester
  • Cricket
  • Safe Roof Clearances

Electrical Systems Home InspectionElectrical Systems Inspection

There are multiple components that must work in harmony to provide electricity to a home. These components make up the electrical system. The goal of the electrical system is to provide safe and efficient functionality to a home. An electrical systems analysis provides our clients with a written opinion of the electrical system’s performance at the time of inspection, including:

  • Service Entrance and Panels
  • Branch Circuits, Connected Devices and Fixtures

Mason Home InspectionService Entrance and Panels

Your family’s safety is a top priority. Your A-Pro SW Ohio Home Inspection inspector identifies and reports all defects in the main service panel and service entrance. It is important to remember that your inspector, while conducting a visual inspection, will be limited as to what can and cannot be inspected. Generally, homeowners are responsible for everything that happens after the attachment to the meter.

Mason Home InspectorBranch Circuits, Connected Devices and Fixtures

Your A-Pro SW Ohio Home Inspection inspector examines and reports on the home’s branch circuit wiring, noting visual damage and where it exits the home’s main and subpanels to a point of connection for occupant use. The inspection and report includes working status of:

  • Lights
  • Plugs
  • Switches
  • GFCI Proper Placement
  • Proper Grounding
LIFE EXPECTANCY – ELECTRICAL YEARS
Accessories 10+
Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs) 30
Bare Copper 100+
Bulbs (compact fluorescent) 8,000 to 10,000+ hours
Bulbs (halogen) 4,000 to 8,000+ hours
Bulbs (incandescent) 1,000 to 2,000+ hours
Bulbs (LED) 30,000 to 50,000+ hours
Copper-Clad Aluminum 100+
Copper-Plated 100+
Fixtures 40
Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) up to 30
Lighting Controls 30+
Residential Propane Backup Generators 12
Service Panel 60
Solar Panels 20 to 30
Solar System Batteries 3 to 12
Wind Turbine Generators 20

 

Heating and Cooling Systems Home InspectionHeating and Cooling Systems Inspection

Air quality and comfort are very important to a home. A properly functioning HVAC system is vital to managing moisture conditions leading to air quality and comfort. Our heating and cooling analysis provides our clients with a written opinion of heating and cooling performance at the time of inspection.

Middletown Home InspectorHVAC Equipment

Your A-Pro SW Ohio Home Inspection inspector understands the importance of a proper functioning HVAC system. Hot, humid air creates moisture conditions within the home that are conducive to:

  • Poor air quality
  • Physical discomfort
  • Fungi growth potential

A proper functioning system will extract humidity while conditioning your home’s air as efficiently as possible. Your A-Pro SW Ohio Home Inspection inspector examines the unit for its ability to sufficiently heat and cool the home. Primary and secondary pipes and drain pans are also inspected.

LIFE EXPECTANCY -HEATING/COOLING YEARS
Air Conditioner (central) 7 to 15
Air Exchanger 15
Attic Fan 15 to 25
Boiler 40
Burner 10+
Ceiling Fan 5 to 10
Condenser 8 to 20
Dampers 20+
Dehumidifier 8
Diffusers, Grilles and Registers 25
Ducting 60 to 100
Electric Radiant Heater 40
Evaporator Cooler 15 to 25
Furnace 15 to 25
Gas Fireplace 15 to 25
Heat Exchanger 10 to 15
Heat Pump 10 to 15
Heat-Recovery Ventilator 20
Hot-Water and Steam-Radiant Boiler 40
Humidifier 12
Induction and Fan-Coil Units 10 to 15
Chimney Cap (concrete) 100+
Chimney Cap (metal) 10 to 20
Chimney Cap (mortar) 15
Chimney Flue Tile 40 to 120
Thermostats 35
Ventilator 7

 

Insulation Systems Home InspectionInsulation Systems Inspection

A healthier living environment is facilitated by good ventilation that reduces offensive toxic fumes. The cost to heat and cool a home is greatly impacted by the home’s insulation and duct work. Our insulation /ventilation systems analysis provides our clients with a written opinion of insulation /ventilation performance at the time of inspection, including:

  • Insulation
  • Duct System, Chases and Vents

Middletown Home InspectionInsulation

Your A-Pro SW Ohio Home Inspection inspector examines and reports on the home’s insulation, checking on the condition of all visible insulation at key areas within the home:

  • Attic
  • Roof Cavity
  • Exterior Walls
  • Basement Walls
  • Crawlspace
  • Floor Cavity
LIFE EXPECTANCY – INSULATION / INFILTRATION BARRIERS YEARS
Batts/Rolls 100+
Black Paper (felt paper) 15 to 30
Cellulose 100+
Fiberglass 100+
Foamboard 100+
House Wrap 80+
Liquid-Applied Membrane 50
Loose-Fill 100+
Rock Wool 100+
Wrap Tape 80+

 

Ventilation Systems Home InspectionVentilation Systems Inspection

 

Middletown Home InspectorDuct System, Chases and Vents

Your A-Pro SW Ohio Home Inspection inspector understands that efficient operation of a home is important. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that the typical duct system loses 25-40% of the energy used for heating and cooling. Installations where ducts are routed through hot attics, as is often the case in residential homes, lose significantly more energy. Poorly installed and sealed ductwork can be one of the biggest causes of home energy loss.

Your A-Pro SW Ohio Home Inspection inspector inspects and reports on the ventilation system. Good ventilation yields a healthier living environment, as it reduces the accumulation of offensive and/or toxic fumes. Inadequately sealed ducts and return registers can allow unconditioned air to enter the system and conditioned air to leak out, significantly affecting comfort and heating/cooling costs.

Plumbing System Home InspectionPlumbing System Home Inspection

A properly functioning plumbing system will provide clean, potable water to the home while effectively and safely removing waste, both critical to the safety and functionality of a home. Our plumbing system analysis provides our clients with a written opinion of plumbing system performance at the time of inspection, including:

  • Plumbing Supply
  • Distribution System
  • Fixtures
  • Drains, Waste and Vents
  • Water Heating Equipment

West Chester Home InspectorPlumbing Supply

Your A-Pro SW Ohio Home Inspection inspector examines and reports on the visual findings relating to the plumbing supply, including:

  • Main Water Cutoff Location
  • Main Gas Cutoff Location
  • Type of Incoming Piping
  • Source of Water and Gas
  • Sufficient Incoming Flow

West Chester Home InspectionDistribution Systems

During the visual inspection of the plumbing distribution system, your A-Pro SW Ohio Home Inspection inspector examines and reports on visual cross-contamination connections. Your inspector also checks to see if the type of piping system is protected against damage and has proper support.

Much of the gas delivery system is typically concealed from inspection underground, inside walls, under attic insulation, etc. This inspection is restricted to only components that are readily visible and accessible at the time of the inspection.

Lebanon Home InspectionFixtures

Your A-Pro SW Ohio Home Inspection inspector examines, tests and reports on plumbing fixtures composed of end-use devices such as:

  • Commodes
  • Sinks
  • Tubs
  • Showers

Lebanon Home InspectionDrains, Wastes and Vents

Your A-Pro SW Ohio Home Inspection inspector inspects and reports on:

  • Drain Operation
  • Drain Time
  • Vent Operation and Termination
  • Type of Sewage Disposal
  • Proper Trap installation

Lebanon Home InspectorWater Heating Systems

Your A-Pro SW Ohio Home Inspection inspector inspects and reports on the water heater, as well as shares ways to increase its lifespan and improve its efficiency. The report includes the water heater energy source and approximate age of the unit. Your inspector also checks the safety of the unit’s setup and ventilation.

LIFE EXPECTANCY – PLUMBING/FIXTURES/FAUCETS YEARS
ABS and PVC Waste Pipe 50 to 80
Accessible/ADA Handles 100+
Acrylic Kitchen Sink 50
Cast-Iron Bathtub 100
Cast-Iron Waste Pipe (above ground) 60
Cast-Iron Waste Pipe (below ground) 50 to 60
Concrete Waste Pipe 100+
Copper Water Lines 70
Enameled Steel Kitchen Sink 5 to 10+
Faucets and Spray Hose 15 to 20
Fiberglass Bathtub and Shower 20
Gas Lines (black steel) 75
Gas Lines (flex) 30
Hose Bibs 20 to 30
Instant (on-demand) Water Heater 10
PEX 40
Plastic Water Lines 75
Saunas/Steam Room 15 to 20
Sewer Grinder Pump 10
Shower Enclosure/Module 50
Shower Doors 20
Showerheads 100+ (if not clogged by mineral/other deposits)
Soapstone Kitchen Sink 100+
Sump Pump 7
Toilet Tank Components 5
Toilets, Bidets and Urinals 100+
Vent Fan (ceiling) 5 to 10
Vessel Sink (stone, glass, porcelain, copper) 5 to 20+
Water Heater (conventional) 6 to 12
Water Line (copper) 50
Water Line (plastic) 50
Well Pump 15
Water Softener 20
Whirlpool Tub 20 to 50

 

Appliance System Home InspectionAppliance Systems Inspection

Your A-Pro SW Ohio Home Inspection inspector visually inspects and operates the home’s major built-in appliances. Reports include any deficiencies in the operation of these appliances, as well as the brand and model number (if available) of the listed appliances:

  • Dishwasher
  • Food Waste Disposer
  • Range Exhaust Vent
  • Range, Cooktop, Oven
  • Microwave Oven
  • Mechanical Exhaust Vent
  • Garage Door Operator
  • Doorbell and Chimes
  • Dryer Vent
LIFE EXPECTANCY – APPLIANCES       YEARS
Air Conditioner (window) 5 to 7
Compactor (trash) 6
Dehumidifier 8
Dishwasher 9
Disposal (food waste) 12
Dryer Vent (plastic) 5
Dryer Vent (steel) 20
Dryer (clothes) 13
Exhaust Fans 10
Freezer 10 to 20
Gas Oven 10 to 18
Hand Dryer 10 to 12
Humidifier (portable) 8
Microwave Oven 9
Range/Oven Hood 14
Electric Range 13 to 15
Gas Range 15 to 17
Refrigerator 9 to 13
Swamp Cooler 5 to 15
Washing Machine 5 to 15
Whole-House Vacuum System 20

 

 

 

 

 

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