General Home Inspection
Why You Need an Inspection + What to Expect

A home inspection is an objective, professional visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a house, from the roof to the foundation. A Diligent Home Inspection will determine the condition of the home’s major systems at the time of the inspection, based on a visual inspection of accessible features. Our inspectors focus on the structure and performance of the home, rather than the cosmetic or design issues.

Inspection reports will vary on a case-by-case basis, but a standard Diligent Home Inspection will cover the following:

  • The condition of the home’s heating system;
  • The home’s central air conditioning system (temperature permitting);
  • The interior plumbing and electrical systems;
  • The roof, attic and visible insulation;
  • The structural condition of the walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors; and
  • The soundness of the foundation, basement and other structural components.

Following each inspection, the client will be provided with a written and photograph-enhanced report covering every aspect of the inspection. The report will clearly alert the client to any components of the home that are significantly deficient, unsafe or near the end of their life.

All Diligent Home Inspections will be accompanied by a written report, provided within 24 hours of the inspection.

Diligent Home Inspectors specialize in Atlanta home inspections, Metro-Atlanta home inspections, and North Georgia home inspections, as well as regional construction and real estate. Their breadth of knowledge of local industry trends, code regulations, and home maintenance needs will set you up for a positive and successful home buying process and, subsequently, a positive and well-informed home ownership experience.
A comprehensive Diligent Home Inspection will always include over 400 items in various categories including:

  • The exterior of the home
  • Electrical systems
  • Roof
  • Foundation
  • Plumbing
  • Attic
  • Basement/Crawlspace

Diligent Home Inspectors are proud to perform inspections utilizing the latest industry technologies, including:

  • A roof inspection using state of the art, high-definition drone camera technology;
  • A comprehensive structural integrity inspection;
  • A visual inspection of the exterior of the home;
  • A complete inspection of the electrical panel and all major electrical components throughout the home;
  • A check of the condition and functionality of the heating and air conditioning systems;
  • An inspection of all major components of the plumbing system, including the water heater and main shut-off valves;
  • An inspection of the home’s insulation and vapor barriers using cutting-edge FLIR thermal imaging technology;
  • An overview of the condition of the interior of the home; and
  • A full review of the mechanical and natural ventilation systems.
You will receive your home inspection report within 24 hours of your inspection. We ask that you please read your home inspection report thoroughly. If you have concerns or need clarification please do not hesitate to call your home inspector.