Your Inspection

What Does the Home Inspection Process Look Like?


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Meet Your Home Inspectors

At Beyond The Surface Home Inspections, we're committed to providing you with professional and high-quality service.


Review Your Home Inspection Report

We will send your report within 24 hours of the inspection.

During our inspection process, we’ll walk through your home together, taking the time to answer any questions you may have and providing valuable insights along the way. Our goal is not just to inspect your home, but to educate you about its various systems and components, empowering you to make confident decisions. 


We adhere to the California State Standards of practice throughout our inspections, ensuring thoroughness and accuracy in our assessments. Following our walkthrough, we’ll sit down with you and your agent to discuss our findings. We’ll provide a detailed explanation of the general condition of your home and its systems, highlighting any major concerns that warrant immediate attention. Additionally, we’ll identify areas requiring future maintenance, ensuring you’re well-prepared to care for your property.


All of our findings will be documented in our easy-to-read Spectora report, which will be delivered to you in HTML and/or PDF format. This report will include clear descriptions and accompanying images and videos for reference, making it easy for you to understand the identified issues.


The roof is one of the most costly and important structures. We will examine the roof, its structure, shingles/tiles, flashing, gutters, downspouts and more.


This includes the exterior walkways and doors, siding, eaves and soffits, fascia, paint, and other such elements of the home’s exterior.


We will visually inspect the HVAC systems including ducts, filters, furnaces and air conditioning units.


We will visually inspect plumbing fixtures for proper function, including tubs, sinks, hoses, showers, and water shut-off valves, and look for leaks and other such flaws.

Electrical Systems

We will visually inspect both interior and exterior electrical systems including service drops, service masts, grounding, outlets, meters, circuit breakers, and other such systems.


We will test and examine all attached built in appliances as per California state practice.

Doors, Windows & Interior

We will check doors and windows for proper sealing and drafts, water damage, and more. We will also check the condition of all interior spaces.

Foundations & Crawl Spaces

We will examine the foundation, crawlspaces and basements to look for signs of things like past water damage, foundation cracking or shifting, and other such potentially expensive issues.

Attic, Ventilation & Insulation

We will examine the attic to ensure it is properly ventilated, check for mold and moisture, assess the level of insulation, and more.

What's Included in a Home Inspection