425.220.7183

Northwest Building Inspections provides commercial building inspections throughout Washington State.

We also provide home inspections in Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Tacoma, Bothell, Everett, along with the rest of greater Puget Sound in King County, Snohomish County and Pierce County.

What We Inspect

Exterior | Interior | Roof | Attic | Structural | Electrical | Heating / AC | Plumbing | Kitchen | Bathrooms | Garage

 

Exterior

  • Grading & drainage issues
  • Driveways, sidewalks, patio, lanai, porch, sunroom
  • Exterior walls, siding, trim, foundation, crawl space, windows, doors, chimney
  • Hose bibs
  • Presence of significant settlement or structural issues

 

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Exterior Home Inspection

Interior

  • Walls, floors, ceilings, doors, windows
  • Structural concerns, water intrusion
  • Presence of smoke alarms
  • Fireplaces

 

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Interior Home Inspection

Roof

  • Type, age, general condition
  • Life expectancy
  • Quality of installation
  • Needed repairs, evidence of leakage
  • Condition of roof covering, flashings, gutters, soffits, vents

 

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Roofing Inspection

Attic

  • Type of construction
  • Quality of installation & condition of roof system
  • Indication of roof leaks
  • Hurricane tie down straps - presence & installation
  • Amount of insulation & ventilation
  • Wiring -splices, junction box, safety concerns, or hazards
  • A/C ducts - condition, installation, placement
  • Pest activity or damage

 

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Attic Inspection

Structural

  • Type of construction - masonry, wood frame, etc
  • Additions
  • Wood destroying organism activity or damage
  • Foundation - slab, crawl space - structural components, wiring, plumbing, rot

 

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Structural Inspection

Electrical

  • Entrance wires - placement & grounding
  • Main electrical panel - size, type, & condition of wiring, breakers
  • Size, condition, type of wiring used throughout the house
  • Electrical Sub Panels - Pools, electrical equipment
  • Hazards & safety concerns
  • Lights, switches, appliances
  • Outlets throughout the house
  • GFCI circuit protection

 

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Electrical Inspection

Heating / AC

  • Type of unit - i.e. heat pump, AC with heat strips
  • Air handler
  • Age, condition, manufacturer, operation
  • Evaluation of system function
  • Ducts - type, condition, defects, air flow

 

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Heating/AC Inspection

Plumbing

  • Location of meter
  • Indications of system leaks
  • Location of Main shut off valve
  • Supply lines, drain lines, valves, fixtures, sinks, toilets, showers, shower pans, tubs, garbage disposal, dishwasher & sprinkler system
  • Age, condition, water volume & flow, operation, & presence of leaks
  • Sewer venting
  • Water heater - location, manufacturer, type, size, age, condition, safety concerns

 

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Plumbing Inspection

Kitchen

  • Ceilings, floors, doors, walls
  • Counter tops, cabinets, sink, garbage disposal, dishwasher, oven, built-in appliances

 

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Kitchen Inspection

Bathrooms

  • Walls, floors, tub, toilet, sink
  • Counter tops, vanities, cabinets, shower, built-in appliances

 

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Bathroom Inspection

Garage

  • Ceilings, floors, doors, walls
  • Structure or maintenance issues
  • Attic stairs

 

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Garage Inspection
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