Protect Yourself With a Home Inspection

Learn About the JW Home Inspection Process

Our professional home inspection will cover all of the important aspects of your home so you know if your pending home purchase is a sound investment. 

What is a “Home Inspection?”

A home inspection is a visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a home.  We inspect the home inside and out and get into those places you don't necessarily look at when you are making your buying decision - roofs, attics, crawlspaces and everything in between.

If you are thinking of buying a house, co-op or condominium, you should have it properly inspected before the final purchase by an experienced and impartial professional home inspector.

That's us at JW Home Inspections!  Let us give you piece of mind in our purchase or save you the headache of purchasing a money pit.

Spalling Bricks are sometimes found in a home inspection and are caused by moisture leaking in the chimney from a broken chimney cap.

Actual home inspection photo: spalling bricks caused by moisture leaking in the chimney from a broken chimney cap.

What Does a Home Inspection Include?

A complete inspection includes a visual examination of the house from top to bottom. Our highly trained inspectors will examine the heating system, the central air conditioning system (when temperature permits), the interior plumbing, and electrical systems, the roof and visible insulation, walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors, the foundations, basement and visible structure. See the full list below.

Then, we'll provide you with a comprehensive home inspection report, filled with pictures and descriptions of any issues we find, so you can make an informed buying decision.


Actual home inspection photo: a double tapped electrical box. This is both common and dangerous.

Experience You Can Trust...

The JW Inspections team has inspected over 25,000 homes across Michigan!


A Complete Inspection From JW Home Inspections

Roof, Ventilation and Flashing

Exterior Siding and Trim/Windows

Skylights and Their Seals

Foundation and Crawlspaces

Garages and Mechanical Doors

Retaining Walls, “Dead Men”

Interior Walls, Ceilings and Floors

Doors and Windows

Electric, Switches, Plugs, Light Fixtures

Furnace, Heat Exchange, Gas Leaks

Fireplaces and Dampers

Plumbing, Water Pressure, Drainage

Sinks, Showers, Toilets, Enclosures


Interior Foundation Settlement

Steps, Risers, Railings

Insulation – Attic, Walls, Crawlspace

Ventilation, 1 sq. ft. per 150 sq. ft.

Truss Supports, Raters, Structure

Basement Walls, Floors, Sump Pump

Girders, Piers, Beams, Floor Joists
Air Conditioning, Humidifiers, Filters

Water Heaters, Relief Valves

Main Water Supply

Smoke Detectors, GFCI Circuits

Concrete and Masonry

Electrical Panel Box Circuitry