Home Inspectors

What We Look for in a Home Inspection? What Sets Us Apart

Every day we get asked: what do we look for in a home inspection? What sets us apart? Here at Golden Gate Home Inspections, we believe in going above and beyond what is required for standard home inspections. We go that extra mile and deliver you a report that covers all you need to know about your prospective property to save thousands of dollars down the road. We offer the type of services that other home inspection firms may not and make sure that if there is something you need to know more about, we can help you.

Home Inspection Checklist: Whats Covered

Time needed: 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Here’s what the inspector will review, according to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI):

  1. Roof

  2. Exterior

  3. Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace & Structure

  4. Heating

  5. Cooling

  6. Plumbing

  7. Electrical

  8. Fireplace

  9. Attic, Insulation & Ventilation

  10. Doors, Windows & Interior

Our inspections are always non-invasive. We won’t tear apart your home to inspect wiring and plumbing.

What Sets Us Apart

We know that choosing a good home inspector can be tough but we believe we are a cut above the rest and here’s why:

  • We use specialized tools such as Moisture Meters, Thermal Imaging Cameras, Gas Leak Detectors, iPads, and Drones to get the most information about your property with the least impact during the inspection.
  • All of our home inspectors are Certified by either InterNACHI or ASHI.
  • All of our home inspectors have worked in the trades before and have a deeper understanding of the individual components and how they should work together
  • We have performed thousands of inspections over the last decade and their deep experience can help you with one of the most important decisions in your life.

Lastly, being based in the Bay Area, we leverage technology to improve the home inspection process and ultimately give you a better inspection that’s easier to understand once you receive the report. We take high-resolution photographs that show in detail what we are commenting on in the reports.

Additionally, we use a cloud-based inspection platform where you will receive all the documentation resulting from the inspection. A micro-website is enabled for your home inspection report where you can more easily digest the results of the home inspection. You can also download a PDF of the report for your records or for printing. See a Sample Home Inspection Report. We also provide you the convenience to schedule a home inspection online if you already know what you need.

Take a look at our reviews to see what our customers have to say!

Additional Inspections We Provide

Termite Inspections

The San Francisco Bay Area has unfortunately been high on the termite list in the United States and we recommend that you get a termite inspection done if the property hasn’t had a termite inspection recently. Termite damage can harm the structural elements of your home and cause dangerous situations to arise over the years. Our trained termite inspectors partners are certified by the State of California pest control board and they are able to eradicate wood-destroying pests and repair the wood damage that they have caused.

Environmental Inspections

Because of the type of materials that were used to build houses over fifty years ago, it is important that if your house was made before the mid-‘80s, you have a professional check for things like asbestos, lead, and other hazardous chemicals. Environmental Inspections are normally important to have if you are considering renovating or expanding the newly purchased home. Most of the dangerous chemicals that are in older homes are harmless as long as they are not disturbed. Once disturbed, however, they must be collected and disposed of according to California and EPA regulations. Our environmental inspections can help you identify what is present in your home and then we will refer you over to one of our abatement partners for removal and disposal.

Multi-Unit & Commercial Inspections 

We cater to residential and commercial customers alike. Our multi-family inspections & commercial inspections are designed to give you a detailed look at the property and help you assess the risk of the investment. We understand the safety and ongoing maintenance concerns that a landlord can have about a new building. We make sure to inspect every unit thoroughly so that nothing is missed; from plumbing to exterior, structure, and roof, we provide the data enabling you to assess the risk before you buy.

A Premier Home Inspection Firm

Our team of Certified Home Inspectors has performed thousands of inspections over the last 10 years. We plan to continue setting ourselves apart and leading the way in our industry. Contact one of our home inspection specialists today to find out more about how we can help you.

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