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Dylan: Hi, everyone. Dylan Wolf here with Windermere Real Estate, and today, as part of our home inspection series, I’m again here with Hamed from Caspian Home Inspections. Hamed, welcome.
Hamed: Thank you so much, appreciate it.
Dylan: We’re standing in a bedroom, because this is part of your interior inspection, which you do. What is typically the stuff that you’re looking for on the interior?
Hamed: Well, so when we inspect the interior of the house, we just look for some stuff. For example, we check for the wiring again, we check for lights to make sure that the room has lights, they have heating source, and also we just want to make sure that windows are in good shape, it’s not broken. The window’s hardware, the door’s hardware is not broken or damaged, they work properly. Also we check the wall with lights and flashlights to make sure that there is no damage, or moisture stain, which maybe counts again. Water, first enemy.
Hamed: Yeah, we just going to check, make sure that their septic is all wired and they have electricity, because it’s important. You want to have electricity in your room. We check the little room floor and ceiling the same, to make sure that it is in good shape and pretty shape, and they’re flat and there’s no up and down, uneven surface. Yeah, that’s typically, this is what we’re looking for.
Dylan: Okay. Do you check on smoke detectors, or CO2 detectors?
Hamed: Oh, yeah. ,Also I check for smoke detectors, and also CO detectors, which are like a safety means and are really, really important. I mean, you’re not supposed to just take it for granted. These two are very important in every house. Make sure that you have smoke detector and CO detector around your bedrooms.
Dylan: Yeah.
Hamed: Yeah. That’s important.
Dylan: Okey.
Hamed: That was an excellent question.
Dylan: Do you want to show us the fireplace in the other room? What you’re going to check over there?
Hamed: Yeah. We can just move on to interior, and just in the living room and a walk on the fireplace, or metal insert or something. Yeah.
Dylan: Hamed, We’re now near the fireplace. What do you check for at the fireplace?
Hamed: First, I want to say that this is not a fireplace. This is a [inaudible 00:02:07]. Fireplace is totally different, they have their own chimney, they have their own flow that goes out. This one doesn’t have flow. Everything is just right here. For this case, we just going to check the pipes on the gas because they’re working with gas. We just want to make sure that there is no gas. We have our own tools for the gas leak, anything, to just make sure that there’s no gas leak, which is a safety things.
Hamed: We’re going to operate it to make sure that it’s going well. For the real fireplace that they have their own chimney, we just going to check the wall inside to make sure there’s no crack or anything. Also, we just going to check the hearth to make sure that it’s wide enough. Sometimes, when there’s fire here and when this is open area, sometimes the fire sparks just going to come to your room. You just want to make sure that you have enough space of some stuff that it’s not going to burn your carpet or anything, just makes fire around your house. Also, we just going to check this mantle, which be secure. Make sure that items on that are secure, not coming down off that wall.
Dylan: Okay, that’s pretty clear.
Hamed: Yeah. Then, typically at the end, we just going to offer our clients to just have someone to clean their flu every year, or every two years to make sure that it’s clean and it’s in good shape.
Dylan: Flow is really important.
Hamed: Yeah, the flow is important. Exactly. Fire hazard is very important.
Dylan: All right, well thank you. I’m sure that there’s a lot more that you check during the interior inspection.
Hamed: Yeah, that’s true.
Dylan: If you want to learn more about the interior inspection, or home inspections in general, please contact me or Hamed with any questions that you have. For now, thank you Hamed.
Hamed: Yeah, for sure.
Dylan: Thank you for watching.