Hanson Home Inspections
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Bettendorf, IA Home Inspection


A whole home or general home inspection is typically performed for the buyer of a property after the offer is accepted by the seller.  I encourage all buyers (especially first time home buyers) and their agents to attend these inspections if at all possible.  The location, function, operation and maintenance of systems and components is better understood when the buyer is present.  A whole home inspection will include a review of the following systems, components and more:

  • roofs, attic areas, vents, flashings and trim;
  • roof drainage, gutters and downspouts;
  • skylights, chimneys and other roof penetrations;
  • decks, stoops, porches, walkways and railings;
  • eaves, soffit and fascia;
  • windows, doors, interior and exterior walls/siding;
  • lot grading and drainage;
  • complete basement, foundation walls and accessible crawlspaces;
  • previous or active water penetration and foundation movement;
  • heating systems;
  • cooling systems;
  • main water shut-off valves;
  • water heating system;
  • interior and exterior plumbing fixtures and faucets;
  • drainage sump pumps with accessible floats;
  • electrical service line and meter enclosure;
  • main service disconnect and service amperage;
  • electrical panels, breakers and fuses;
  • grounding and bonding of system;
  • GFCIs and AFCIs;
  • fireplace damper, door and hearth;
  • accessible insulation and ventilation;
  • garage doors, openers and safety sensors.

As a bonus each inspection will also include:

  • a FREE 90 day limited waranty;
  • a FREE appliance recall check;
  • a FREE home maintenance book;
  • infrared thermal scanning.
Home Inspection Checklist of Items Inspected During A Home Inspection