What is a property inspection?

A property inspection is a thorough, in depth, examination of the site, structure, and operating components of a property. 

A professional inspector will point out areas of concern during the inspection as well as educating the buyer as to proper care and maintenance procedures. This information will assist the buyer in making unemotional, intelligent, and informed purchase decisions. 

A professional inspection will provide a buyer with a feeling of security and peace of mind regarding one of the largest investments of a lifetime. 

TriCo Inspecting Service, Inc. (TriCo) provides a comprehensive report that points out any apparent major deficiencies, addresses major expenditures that a buyer may encounter during the initial years of owning a property, and will suggest helpful maintenance tips to upgrade and maintain the property.

What will your inspection include?

TriCo will provide a comprehensive report on the following major components of a property:

  • heating

  • cooling

  • electrical

  • plumbing

  • sump pumps

  • foundation

  • basement

  • crawl space

  • roof

  • insulation

  • walls

  • windows

  • ceiling

  • floors

  • appliances

  • carbon monoxide

  • All determine the property's general condition.  


A standard TriCo property inspection will take three to four hours. 

After your inspection, you will receive a complete analysis of the assets, deficiencies, and maintenance suggestions of your potential purchase. 

TriCo encourages you to attend the inspection. Your specific concerns and questions can be readily answered or explained and potential problems are immediately understood, preventing confusion when you go over your report.

Who benefits from a property inspection?

  • The Buyer - Our inspection will give you the peace of mind you need and provide you with a completely unbiased evaluation of the prospective property.

  • The Seller - Having an inspection can help the sale of your property. An inspection done by a professional insures "full disclosure" thereby eliminating "surprises" regarding the items and systems inspected.

  • The Real Estate Agent - You, the agent create an atmosphere of open-ness with both the buyer and the seller.

  • The Lending Institution - A property inspection will protect your investment and prevent unpleasant surprises for you and the buyer.

Who is a property inspector?

An inspector is a highly skilled professional with extensive field experience and in-depth knowledge of national and local codes, construction methods, maintenance issues, and materials. Inspectors receive regular additional classroom and field training to keep them abreast of changing building materials and construction methods. 

A professional inspector must be well versed in all fields of construction and have good communication skills.

Is an inspection a warranty against future repair?

No! Purchasing property brings risk. An inspection cannot eliminate all risk. The inspector will never be able to predict every repair or maintenance item encountered while owing property. For added piece of mind, TriCo recommends obtaining a warranty policy for your property.

Is an inspection an insurance policy?

No! An inspection does not constitute an insurance policy. It gives you an impression of the condition of the property and discloses immediate major repairs.

Can the inspector make repairs?

No! TriCo provides unbiased opinions with no interest in soliciting repair work for themselves or any particular contractors.

What is a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment?

A Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) consists of a 50 year title search, on-site reconnaissance, and coordinating, formatting, decoding, and simplifying retrieved government databases, all conforming to current ASTM Standards. TriCo provides you, in a timely manner, with the most accurate and up-to-date information in a readable format, to assist you during your feasibility studies, insuring "due diligence".

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