Home Inspections
How long does an inspection take?
A typical home inspection can take approximately 2-3 hours, depending on the size and the findings in the house. We always invite our clients to walk with us to get a feel for what componenets we are inspecting, and to ask questions. Although encouraged, walking with us is not required.
Types of home inspections
Pre-purchase inspections: These are for clients ready to purchase a home, and to ensure that you are making an informed home buying decision.


Pre-sale inspections: These are for homeowners who are ready to sell who may want an outside opinion on any potential repairs needed before listing their home on the market.

Additional tests available through
Advanced Home Inspections of WNY?

Radon: This is a gas that has no smell or taste, but is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the US. Radon levels vary by geographic location. These important tests take a minimum of 48 hours to complete.


Wood boring Insects: Termites, Carpenter Ants, etc. can cause costly or irrepairable damage to a home.
What is included with our Home Inspection Report?
Upon completion of your home inspection you will receive a hard covered binder containing the report. This comprehensive report includes the following areas:

Exterior: Including grading of the grounds surrounding your house, driveways and walkways, porches and decks, retaining walls, fences and gates, etc.

Roof and House Exterior: Including roof covering, drainage or gutter systems, visible flashings, chimneys, roof vents, skylights, housing exteriors such as siding, brick, etc.

Foundation: Including basement or crawl spaces, house support columns, basements or crawl space floor, sump pump, first floor construction, etc.

Plumbing, Heating and Cooling: Including the plumbing supply and waste lines, house water pressure, water heating system, fuel system (natural gas, propane, oil), heating systems (furnace, boiler, electric baseboard, etc.), cooling system, etc.

Electrical: Including main service condition, main distribution panel, grounding and bonding, branch wiring and wiring methods, outlets, GFCI protection, doorbells, etc.

Interior: Including doors and windows, ceilings, walls, floors, stairs, fireplaces, laundry, attic, insulation, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, garage - including door and openers, etc.

Kitchen and Bath: Including sinks and faucets, built-in appliances, bathtubs and shower enclosures, toilets, kitchen and bath venting, etc.

* A Standards of Practice handout and a Basic Home Systems manual.

* A digital photo CD will be available upon request prior to start of inspection.