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Lexington Ky Home Inspections: Inspecting the Garage

June 16th, 2014 | Posted by admin in buying a home | inspecting the home

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At Absolute Home Inspection, we are committed to providing a thorough evaluation of a home’s structure and systems including electrical, plumbing, appliances, basement, attic, and roof. We also inspect the grounds and report how the grade may affect the foundation as well as the condition of entrances and walkways. Another space we evaluate is the garage, covered parking area or carport. Here are things we look for when inspecting the garage:

Regardless of whether it is detached or attached, we will inspect the roof and note the type and age of the shingles. We will also note the condition of the gutters, eaves, siding and trim. We may recommend repairs, replacement or painting.

Our report will classify the material and condition of the floor. If there is a gas hot water heater in the garage, we will confirm that the burners are at least 18 inches above the floor. This is a requirement for all residential garage gas water heaters unless they are specially designed to be resistant to flammable vapors.

We note the presence of an automatic door opener, if it is operable, and test the safety reverse mechanism.

Our thorough evaluation of the covered parking area includes checking the electrical outlets for open ground or reverse polarity, and testing any GFCI plugs. We look for moisture stains and cracks when inspecting the ceilings and fire separation walls.

Finally, when inspecting the garage our technicians evaluate the composition and condition of the overhead doors and will report any missing or damaged weatherstripping. Exterior service doors are also inspected.

Buying a home in the Lexington Ky area? Contact Absolute Home Inspection to provide a thorough analysis of your home.

Absolute Home Inspection performs residential and commercial inspections including air quality, termite, and radon inspections in the Lexington and Central Kentucky area. Our professional home inspections enable you to make an informed decision when buying a home in Lexington, Winchester, Paris, Georgetown, Versailles, Midway, Frankfort, Nicholasville, Berea and Richmond, Kentucky. Contact us for your free quote.

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