What is Inspected During a Mechanical Home Inspection?

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A mechanical home inspection is a detailed report of all the mechanical systems of your home. It involves inspection of the heating system, air conditioning unit, plumbing system, electrical system, as well as the home appliances.

Heating system

Unlike your car that you use daily, your heating system can sit for months without use. You wouldn’t trust a car that has stayed for months without being used, would you? The same goes to your heating system at home. A lot of things could arise within those months. That’s why a home inspection is necessary. Our professional inspectors at Arnold Investigative Engineering recommend that you have a heating system inspection on an annual basis and before you buy a new home.

While inspecting your heating system, our inspectors will also check for carbon monoxide poisoning. Although modern heating systems may seem safe, many of them are susceptible to carbon monoxide buildup. Accompany your home inspector as he examines your heating system and know what causes this toxic gas and how you can prevent it.

Air conditioning system

During the inspection of your air conditioning unit, our inspectors will first identify the type of system that you have and document all the relevant information such as age from the data plate. The inspection will include examining the refrigerant lines, outdoor cabinet, ductwork, as well as the indoor unit. Additionally, the state standards of practice are followed to the letter during this inspection.

Plumbing system

Let’s face it; you can’t live with a clogged drainage system in your home. Don’t wait until it’s too late, book a mechanical inspection with us and let us check your plumbing system for any problems. Our inspectors will check for water leakages in the system, lead in the water, as well as the condition of the water meter. The most common plumbing problem in cross-sectional issues which occurs when the water meant for household purposes is contaminated by another water source and vice versa. This could pose a serious health risk to you and your family.

Electrical system

A mechanical home inspection will also involve a thorough check of your electrical system. An electrical inspection will not only prevent safety hazards like electrocution but will also help in reducing the electricity bills. Our inspectors will examine your electrical service panel to see whether the circuit breakers are installed properly or whether they’re overheated. They will also check for frayed electrical wiring, unsafe interior outlets, and improper installations. If our home inspectors find any problem, they will advise you accordingly. Always find a professional to work on your electrical repairs.


When home appliances are permanently installed, they need the same level of attention as the rest of your home during inspections. Be it a refrigerator, a kitchen range, a built-in microwave, a dishwasher, or a waste disposal bin, our inspectors will check whether they are installed correctly. They will also test their operations to find out whether they’re working properly. If there are defects to your appliances, we will give you the appropriate recommendations.

At Arnold Investigative Engineering, we are skilled professionals who offer top-notch home inspections. Contact us today, for an all-inclusive mechanical home inspection.


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