ABOUT ADVANTAGE HAWAII HOME INSPECTIONS
Steve Goodwin has been involved
in the inspection and building industry for over ten years.
We will at all times show
respect for our clients and all real estate agents during and after
We are proud to be using the “MATRIX” reporting system for our general home inspections. This report provides the client with a detailed and easy to follow format that allows them to quickly assess the condition of the property.
The client receives a verbal report with a photo slide show at the end of the inspection. This is so the main issues and concerns are immediately addressed. The initial report is then E-mailed or faxed to the client and their broker within approximately 24 hours. Following this the client will receive a hard copy in the mail.
receives the report at the conclusion of the inspection so concerns
may be addressed promptly. The report is divided into 16 sections,
each in triplicate. The following is included:
Contract: The contract entered in to by the
client and the inspector.
Key: The key describes the conditions that the inspection was performed and explains the layout and symbols.
Grounds: Covers the landscape, retaining walls, fences, driveway, sidewalks, porch, decks and patios.
Exterior: Walls, stairs, trim, chimney, sprinklers, faucets and gutters.
Foundation: The grading, floor construction, crawl space, basement and slab on grade.
Roof: Style of roof, how inspected, roofing material and flashings.
Plumbing: Describes the condition of the main line, supply lines, waste lines, fuel system and the water heaters.
Heating: Describes the heating unit and condition, venting burners and distribution.
Cooling: Controls, filters, evaporative coolers and air conditioning.
Electrical: Service and conductors, main panels and any sub-panels, and an overview of the wiring and fixtures.
Interior: Describes all doors, windows, interior walls, ceilings and floors.
Interior 2: Describes the fireplace, smoke detectors, laundry, attic and interior features.
Garage: Describes the floors, walls, ceilings, doors, openers and electrical systems.
Kitchen: Describes the sinks and plumbing, electrical and disposal, range and cook top, dishwasher and any special features.
Bathrooms: Toilets, sinks and cabinets, bathtub, showers and venting.
Pool/Spa: Describes the pool and pump condition as well as the spa.
Summary: Lists the “areas of concern”, maintenance issues and other observations that the inspector has found along with detailed photos.
We can also provide a copy of the National Association of Home Inspectors (NAHI) Standards of Practice and a Guide to Home Maintenance to complete the package.
To view samples of the MATRIX REPORT click on the following link:
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