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



  • 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



Exterior Home Inspection


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



Interior Home Inspection


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



Roofing Inspection


  • 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



Attic Inspection


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



Structural Inspection


  • 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



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



Heating/AC Inspection


  • 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



Plumbing Inspection


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



Kitchen Inspection


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



Bathroom Inspection


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



Garage Inspection
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