Here are some of the homes that New Horizons Inspections has visually Investigated.
As you can see, we have completed inspections on many styles of homes. On each style of home is another set of problems that can come up with and look for. The age of the home also adds to the problems that we see. The older home usually adds to the time spent on the inspection, for there is a history of people adding to or taking away from the structure, electrical, and plumbing systems. For instance, on the electrical on an old home, the electrical could have started as knob and tube wiring, which has changed over the years, and some of the old knob and tube wiring is still active along with the next stage of wiring that came along later. On the plumbing, lead was used as a waste line, was it updated partly, was the line comprised by removing the strapping that holds it up? What about the cast iron lines, are they sound or rusted and about to fail. What about the structure, was there permits pulled, was the addition inspected by a city inspector? As a home inspector, we can not check on the permits, but as a home buyer, you can ask these questions with the seller.