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What to Expect in a 21 Point Home Inspection

What to Expect in a 21 Point Home Inspection

As a homeowner, you’re likely familiar with the home inspection process. This is an important step in the home buying process, especially in Grand County, Colorado, and ensures that your new property is up to code and safe for you and your family. A 21 point home inspection covers all the essential points of your home and provides you with peace of mind before signing on the dotted line. Let’s take a closer look at what a 21 point home inspection covers.


What Is Included?
The 21 point inspection looks at all of the major systems in your home, such as plumbing, electrical, heating/cooling, structural integrity, and more. Additionally, it also checks for safety hazards like gas leaks or asbestos. During the inspection, the inspector will check for any visible signs of damage or defects and provide feedback on how to address them if necessary. They may also take pictures or video to document their findings.

Common Items Inspected
A typical 21 point home inspection includes checking all of the following items. Foundation, exterior walls & grading, roof surface & flashing, gutters & downspouts, doors & windows, electrical panel & wiring condition, plumbing system condition & fixtures, HVAC system condition & ventilation control devices (fans), fireplaces/ chimneys/ wood stoves/ gas vents/ flues, kitchen appliances , Attic insulation & ventilation, interior walls/ ceilings/ floors, interior doors & trim, stairways & railings, bathroom fixtures, garage door opener/ safety sensors/ railings. The inspector may also test smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms during this time as well.


Areas Not Inspected
It’s important to note that there are some items that are not included in a standard 21 point home inspection. These can include anything from cosmetic issues such as paint color or wallpaper design choices to any potential pest infestations or environmental contamination issues such as mold or mildew growths. In addition, any underground water sources or septic systems will not be inspected by this type of service. It’s best to discuss these items further with your inspector prior to booking an appointment so you know what exactly is included in their service package before making any commitments.

A 21 point home inspection is an important part of protecting yourself when purchasing a new home. It looks at all major systems within your new property and checks for visible signs of damage or defects throughout your residence while providing feedback on how they can be addressed if needed. It is important to note that some items may not be covered by this type of service so it’s best to speak with your inspector ahead of time about what exactly is included in their service package before making any commitments. With that said, performing a thorough 21 point inspection can help put you at ease knowing that you have chosen a safe and secure property for you and your family!