Savvy Home Sellers
Listing your home? An inspection by Zoom can provide valuable insight and help ensure a worry-free transaction.
Prior to listing, homeowners may choose to have a home inspection done to evaluate the condition of their home and avoid any unforeseen issues, such as expensive repairs. An inspection gives the seller information to help make a decision on how to move forward with a listing. It also gives a potential buyer assurance that the home was professionally inspected and fully disclosed.
Zoom inspects the home the same as in our Standard Home Inspection. Unlike other companies, we offer several premium services at no additional cost, including Infrared Camera Inspections, Structural Pest Inspections, and inspections of older properties. At completion, a detailed digital report is provided.
Areas of inspection
Standard home inspections include a visual inspection of the roof, attic, and crawl space. We look carefully for deficiencies, safety concerns, and moisture intrusion.
Our visual inspection of the structural components begins on the property’s exterior, focusing on the foundation and building structure, and includes inspection of the accessible attic and crawl space areas.
Zoom looks for deficiencies in siding products, including installation methods, painting and caulking defects, and visual signs of moisture intrusion. Exterior inspections include drainage from the structure and grading. We also inspect decks and balconies for installation methods, deficiencies, and safety concerns.
Zooms’ home inspectors are also licensed structural pest inspectors with the W.S.D.A. All inspections include searching for wood-destroying organisms, like termites, ants, and rodent activity.
Our interior inspection tests the functionality of appliances, windows, doors, and cabinets. Zoom is also trained in thermography and always performs a scan of the entire home’s interior with a high-quality thermal imaging camera to detect moisture leaks.
Zoom inspectors visually inspect the condition of insulation in attics and crawl spaces. We also analyze the presence and effectiveness of ventilation systems (passive and mechanical).
Zoom inspectors determine the type of water lines used and inspect gas distribution lines. We functionally test plumbing fixtures, supply lines, drain lines, and ventilation of the plumbing system. Ask about our sewer scope inspections too!
The safety of your home is always our number one priority. Our inspection of the electrical system includes the service entrance, inside the electrical panel, branch wiring, functional testing of circuits and fixtures, and a visual inspection of installation methods.
Zoom inspects the home’s heating system, including furnaces, heat pumps, and hydronic systems, to name a few. Our inspection includes functionally testing air conditioning systems when environmental conditions permit. To ensure your home is cold-weather ready, we also verify heat distribution throughout the living space.
Zoom inspectors use an infrared camera to scan your home for areas showing reduced temperatures that might indicate excessive moisture from water intrusion. When these IR images detect areas of concern, our moisture meter tool is further used to measure and confirm heightened moisture levels hidden behind walls and ceilings.