You Should Only Pay Your Home Inspector Once!!!

After completing over 10,000 home inspections in the Central, Southern and the Sea Coast of New Hampshire, we’ve learned that home buyers, just like you, only want to pay for a home inspection once. We’re here to help you make that happen by providing you with this valuable Pre-Purchase Checklist.

When Should You Use This Home Inspection Checklist?

When You’re Ready To Make An Offer On Your Dream Home!

Using this checklist will allow you to evaluate the age and condition of the major components of the home. However, it is not intended to replace a comprehensive home inspection by a professionally trained and certified home inspector, such as Alpha Building Inspections. Upon completion of this checklist, if you still have some specific questions on any item, please contact us.


  • When It Rains, Will The Water Flow Towards The Home? Yes or no
  • Is There Water On The Floor Of The Crawlspace? Yes or No
  • Is There A Musty Smell In The Crawlspace? Yes or No
  • What Type Of Siding Is On The Home? Stucco? If so, Is It Hard Coat Or Synthetic?
  • Fiberboard? If So, Is It Swollen And/Or Deteriorating? Yes or No
  • What’s The Age Of The Roof?
  • Are The Shingles Wavy And/Or Curled? Yes or No


  • Are There Moisture Stains Present On The Ceilings or Walls? Yes or No
  • Is There Mold, Mildew or Musty Smells Inside The Home? Yes or No
  • Are The Windows Cloudy And Difficult To See Through? Yes or No
  • Are There Uneven Floors? Yes or No
  • Are There Any Cracks In The Walls? Yes or No
  • Do The Doors Close Properly? Yes or No

What Is The Age Of The Heating, Cooling And Water Heating Units

  • Heating Unit? (The average life span of heating and cooling is 15 + years)
  • Outside Air Conditioning Unit? (The average life span of heating and cooling is 7 + years)
  • Water Heater? (The average life span of heating and cooling is 5 + years)

Other Important Information:

  • Are there documentation for any major changes to the property? Yes or No (Receipts/Warranties/Guarantees/Permits)

Download the Your Home Inspection Checklist

Congratulations On The Completion Of The Checklist. You Have One More Very Important Decision To Make… The Selection Of The Right Home Inspector! All Home Inspectors Are Not Created Equal, So Don’t Trust Your Biggest Investment To Just Any Home Inspector.

To Help You Make The Right Decision About Your Home Inspector, Check Out This Free Information Packed Report… 7 Ways To Avoid The Blind Home Inspector

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers! Ask any person at Merrimack Home Inspection for more information about home inspection checklist, Call us today.

Home Inspection Guide for Buyers

Buying a new home is a big decision which is mostly led by emotions. While you may be feeling excited and on cloud nine, you shouldn’t lose track of reality.
The reality is that no home is perfect. When a property is put on the market, it’s all smoke and mirrors to distract you from the real issues. There’s always one thing or the other that becomes the reason for stress and frustration after the purchase. To minimise any risk or stress factor, let a licensed building inspector examine everything between floors and ceilings to make sure your newly purchased home lasts you a good amount of time.

A home inspection guide for buyers is available with Alpha Building Inspections. If you’d like to leaf through some important home-buying pointers, feel free to request a free home inspection guide.

Things to Look for in a Home Inspection

A home inspection is a non-invasive procedure which causes no structural changes or damage to the existing property. So, before you decide to move in, let a home inspector stick his head in and look around for defects so that you don’t have to put up with unpleasant surprises.

Apart from general inspection, which includes plumbing, foundation, electrical, HVAC and other structural components, you should also get radon testing done to make sure your next dwelling isn’t a healthy hazard.

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