What is a home inspection?

 The home inspection is a visual analysis of the components of the home at the time of the investigation, which is a snapshot picture, if you will, of the house at the time of the inspection.

What does getting a home inspection mean to you?

The home inspector in Oklahoma has a set of standards of practice (SOP) that they are to follow. The Construction Industry Board (CIB) governs the home inspection industry.

NHI will arrive on-site with all our inspection tools ready to work.

You are splitting the home inspection between Leeanne doing the interiors and Edward doing the remaining systems. Performing the review, we recommend you follow and ask questions if you do not understand what you see. NHI gives a verbal report on the marginal or defective things at the end of the field assessment. We Stay until you fully understand our comments.

As I stated before, we encourage you to be at the home inspection

How long does the assessment take?

It usually takes 1.5 to 3 hours for the field inspection. Then there are about 3 to 4 hours of work completing the computer report.
After completing the report, it is emailed directly to you.
New Horizons Inspections are here to inform you and help you make a sound decision to purchase your new home.

Peace of mind.

By getting a home inspection on the property you would like to purchase, you can get the peace of mind that your inspector has given you a snapshot of the home at the time of the evaluation.
When you hire NHI to complete the examination, you can rest assured that we have thoroughly inspected and explained it to the best of our ability.

When you hire NHI to complete your home Inspection, you get our full attention; that is, we are not thinking about the next inquiry for that day, for we at New Horizons Inspections schedule one inspection a day, which is yours!​

You can see Edward and Leeanne at an inspection.

What components of the home that are covered in our home inspection report are according to the standards of practice:​

According to the SOP, the home inspector inspects the visually assessable systems in a non-evasive procedure.
Below is the list of some of the items covered in the inspection, or you can use the link above to read the SOP for yourself.

What is involved with a home inspection?

Performing a home assessment, there are many components inspected. Here are some examples that we examined according to the SOP of the state of Oklahoma.

Roof: type of roof, the covering materials, flashing, roof penetrations, chimney, and its components, skylights, Guttering, downspouts, and leader extensions.

Attic: The attic access, insulation, roof framing, ventilation, inspect the flue pipes, vent plumbing, and electrical wiring in the attic.

Exterior: exterior cladding, windows, doors, flashing, trim, soffits, fascia.

Interior: flooring, ceilings, walls, appliances, plumbing fixtures, electrical outlets, basement, fireplace

Plumbing: main water shut off, waste lines, water lines, hot water system.

Electrical: service line, meter box, panel box, wiring.

Structure: foundation, walls, framing, ceilings, joist, beams, sub-structure.

Crawlspace: Access, foundation stem walls, interior stem walls, plumbing, wiring.

Grounds: grading, vegetation, drive, walks.

HVAC: cooling systems, heating system, distribution.

anatomy of a house
This illustration shows the different components that NHI observes on an inspection.
To schedule your inspection

Call experienced and licensed home inspectors in OKC, Norman, Yukon, Moore, Mustang, Edmond, and surrounding areas.

contact Edward or Leeanne McEntire

(​405) ​639-7408  or EMAIL US at [email protected]m