What to Expect From Your Inspection

If you need a home inspection in Rhode Island, CMS Home Inspection is here to help. Whether you need a buyer’s inspection, a pre-listing inspection, or you just are interested in a home inspection to ensure proper maintenance of your current home, you can trust us to deliver excellent services.

Our licensed, certified home inspectors are always here to help, and ensure that you are aware of any potential issues with your current home, or a home that you’re interested in purchasing.

We’re focused on education, and our goal is to provide you with all of the information you need about the property in question and its overall condition. We welcome our clients to walk through the home with us and to ask any questions they may have throughout the inspection process.

CMS Home Inspection has a thorough, multi-point checklist that ensures that no stone is left unturned, and we will explain the overall, general condition of the home and its systems to you and your agent after your inspection is complete.

Also, we will compile a comprehensive Spectora report, delivered online via HTML, or in PDF format, documenting all of our findings, and including images, references, and further details. This report will be available for you both in a desktop-friendly format and a mobile format so that you can stay in-the-loop and check your report even when you’re on the go.

Man Checking Electrical panel

Wondering what’s included in a standard home inspection from CMS Home Inspection? Here is a quick overview of the services included in your home inspection, and the major systems that we analyze and assess throughout the process.

  • Roof

    The roof is one of the most costly and important structures. We will examine the roof, its structure, shingles/tiles, flashing, gutters, downspouts and more.

  • Exterior

    This includes the exterior walkways and doors, siding, eaves and soffits, fascia, paint, and other such elements of the home’s exterior.

  • HVAC

    We will test and inspect HVAC systems, including filters and distribution throughout the home.

  • Plumbing

    We will test and inspect plumbing fixtures, including water heaters, tubs, toilets, sinks, showers, and distribution pipes for functionality and leaks.

  • Electrical Systems

    We will test and inspect interior and exterior electrical systems, including outlets, lighting fixtures, service drops, grounding, circuit breakers, and service panels.

  • Appliances

    We will test and inspect appliances, including stoves, ovens, range hood exhausts, dishwashers, and more.

  • Doors, Windows & Interior

    We will test and inspect windows and doors, and check the condition of all interior spaces.

  • Foundations, Basements and Crawl Spaces

    We will examine the foundation, crawlspaces and basements to look for signs of things like past water damage, foundation cracking or shifting, and other such potentially expensive issues.

  • Attic, Ventilation & Insulation

    We will examine the attic ventilation, insulation, and roof framing, and check for mold and moisture.

What is included in a home inspection?