TriSummit Home Inspections

Scott Evers
423-737-2733 Call
severs@trisummithi.com Email
2925 N Roan St. Johnson City, Tennessee License Number NACHI17053010
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INSPECTED ONCE, INSPECTED RIGHT​


My Promise to You

Purchasing your new home is one of the most exciting and important decisions you will ever make. The ability to make this decision with confidence is knowing that you have a thorough set of facts about your home buying choice. A qualified home inspector is a must. My qualifications, equipment, experience, and reporting methods will give you the right knowledge to make your important decision. By permitting me to inspect your new home, I guarantee that I will give you a fair price and my best effort. 

-- Scott Evers

Serving: Johnson City, Kingsport, Bristol and Surrounding areas.

WHAT SETS US APART?

Termite Inspection. For your convenience We can bundle your termite inspection with our home inspection
Radon testing. We test for radon too. East Tennessee is high on the Radon list!
Free Infrared PhotosI will take Thermal Pictures of each suspicious area at no extra charge.​​
Free Reinspection! I will reinspect those areas identified for correction at no additional charge
​within 30 days by request.
200% Guarantee! If you are unhappy with my inspection, I will refund your money AND hire another inspector to reinspect your house at no cost to you!*
Buyback Guarantee! If we miss any material defect, InterNACHI will buy your home back. See InterNACHI's buybackprogram.

Tri Summit Home Inspections, LLC combines experience and technically advanced equipment to evaluate the visible and accessible interior and exterior structure, system and components. You should expect to learn a lot about the structural properties of a home as well as the importance of architectural design and the necessary quality of workmanship that must be met for all of these systems to function properly. Your written report from our home inspector will include visible defects that were seen on the day of the inspection, from the roof, exterior, interior, electrical and more, listed in an easy-to-read format.

All of my clients are offered free consultation after the inspection. I will talk with you candidly about the need for repair, future maintenance expectations and faulty construction concerns that might warrant the review of a structural engineer.

Each of our inspections cover the following points:

Roof Inspection
Our home inspector will walk on all roofs when it is safe and conditions permit
·       The roof covering, noting missing shingles and signs of wear
·       Flashings, valleys, skylights, vents and other roof penetrations
·       Gutters, downspouts and overhangs
·       Any visible structural problems (sagging roof, etc.)
Exterior Inspection
Our home inspector will check a representative number of windows
·       Doors and windows, weather stripping, caulking, cracks, fogging
·       Vegetation surrounding the house
·       Siding, flashing, and trim
·       Inspect condition of decks, stoops, stairs, porches and railings
·       Exterior siding, brick or insulated finishing systems(Eifs,) including paints, stains, and sealant
·       Driveway, sidewalks, retaining walls adjacent to home
·       Grading around house
·       Surface drainage, retaining walls, or signs of soil erosion
Attic Inspection
·       Structural condition of attic bracing
·       Ventilation and insulation
·       Visible roof leaks or stains caused from leakage
·       Signs of mold or mildew
·       Structural, Basement, and Crawl Space Inspection
·       Active water penetration in basement or crawlspace
·       Grading near exposed wood framing and siding
·       Signs of settling
·       Cutting, notching and boring of framing members that may present safety concerns
Heating and Cooling Inspection
Describes the energy source and heating method
·       Overflow pan and condition of condensation drain
·       Overall visible condition of ductwork
·       Visible condition and type of heating system
·       Thermostat operation
·       Presence and condition of accessible filter
·       Temperature difference from air exiting registers
·       Recommendation on service of HVAC equipment by technician that offers their implied warranty
Plumbing Inspection
·       Location of interior main shutoff valve
·       Visible leaks in piping, traps and valves
·       Drains, waste and vent systems
·       Function, flow, and drainage of fixtures and faucets
·       Water heater and presence of temperature relief valve and venting, combustion air
·       Running all toilets to inspect for loose attachment and malfunctioning tank systems
·       Sump pump, float, drain and automatic shut off function
Electrical Inspection
Our home inspector will test a representative number of receptacles, switches and light fixtures
·       Service line cables and main disconnect and report on conditions
·       Meter box connection and faults
·       Proper grounding and bonding
·       Panel, service size ,and condition (including breakers and fuses)
·       Visible wiring and connectors
·       Inspection of a representative number of outlets for function and polarity
·       Ground-fault circuit interrupters function
·       Inspection of a representative number of switches and light fixtures
·       Presence of solid conductor aluminum branch circuit wiring
·       Smoke detection units
Interior Inspection
·       Operation of doors, screens, sliding doors
·       Windows with visible moisture intrusion, in need of repair, or evidence of broken seals
·       Walls, ceilings, floors, shelving in closets
·       Signs of moisture intrusion, excessive condensation and visible mold or mildew
·       Working condition of appliances
·       Moisture problems, caulking, cabinets in kitchens and bathrooms
·       Abnormalities in flooring, tile, carpets
·       Operation of garage door and safety sensors
Chimney and Fireplace Inspection
·       Operation of damper in fireplace, if accessible and operable
·       Hearth extension and other permanently installed components
·       Visible areas in need of repair in firebox
·       Fireplace clearance from combustible materials
·       Chimney, flue cap, crown and flashing
·       Cracking or other structural issues in chimney bricks
·       Signs of deteriorating mortar
·       Professional chimney sweep recommendations for inspection of creosote buildup