1st Choice Home Inspections will travel just about anywhere in Tennessee to complete buyer’s home inspections. Based in Knoxville and Nashville, we have home inspectors ready for your buyer’s home inspections.

Choosing the right home inspector is as important as choosing the right house. Why? Because choosing the wrong inspection service could lead to buying the wrong house.

Every house has unique characteristics, just like the people who buy them. When people set out to purchase a new home, they search for the one that looks good and feels right from the moment they walk in the door. They want to feel at home and they “just know” when they have found the right one.

Sometimes looks and feelings can be deceiving. Don’t let the joy of moving into a new home be undermined by faulty wiring, poor plumbing, or mold. The home inspectors at 1st Choice Home Inspections want to be the ones you trust to help you protect your number one investment.

Methods of inspecting a home vary from home inspector to home inspector, but the goal of a good one is to find any potential or current problems with a home and provide you with the information before you make a purchase.

The home inspectors at 1st Choice Home Inspections follow the professional guidelines set forth by the State of Tennessee’s Standards of Practice and the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI). Where there is a difference in standards, we always abide by the State of Tennessee’s Standards of Practice. NACHI is an international organization based in the USA committed to maintaining the highest standards and practices in the industry.

As licensed home inspection professionals, 1st Choice Home Inspections inspectors are governed by the State of Tennessee’s Standards of Practice and we take that seriously. In addition, we have adopted NACHI’s Standards of Practice, so you can rest assured knowing that your inspection will be done to the highest standards in the home inspection industry.

When you hire 1st Choice Home Inspections to do your buyer’s home inspection, you are getting experienced, trained, and honest professionals to help you make the decision about your new home purchase.

After all, you not only want it to feel right when you walk in the door, you want it to be right. 1st Choice Home Inspections guarantees our inspections.

In order for you to have an idea of what a buyer’s home inspection entails, 1st Choice Home Inspections is providing the following list. Please keep in mind that this is not a complete list, it is only general. Not every home is the same and every home inspection will vary depending on the age of the house, size, and other variables.

Buyer’s Home Inspections Checklist

Outside the home

  • House siding
  • Exterior electric outlets
  • Types and conditions of any walkways, porches, patios, decks, and driveways
  • Types and conditions of the siding, doors, windows, gutters, and downspouts
  • Grading around the home
  • Window Wells
  • Water spigots


  • Roof covering, siding, and trim
  • Garage doors and springs, automatic garage door opener, if any
  • Electrical
  • Type and condition of the floor


  • Roof material – type, approximate age, number of layers and condition
  • Vents – type
  • Roof flashing – type and condition
  • Plumbing vents – type and condition
  • Valleys – type and condition
  • Skylights – the number of and condition
  • (Exterior roof inspection may be limited to a visual inspection from the ground or a ladder due to one or more of the following conditions: excessive height; weather conditions; rain; snow; ice; or other unsafe conditions)


  • Type, condition, flue type


  • Supply and waste lines – type, location, and condition
  • Water heater – age, brand, size, condition


  • Service entrance location
  • Service panel – the type of breakers, amps, volts, apparent problems
  • Branch wiring and sheathing


  • Type, age, condition, fuel type, operation
  • Distribution type
  • Venting of appliance
  • Filter

Air Conditioning

  • Type, age, condition, operation


  • Plumbing fixtures
  • Water pressure
  • Drainage
  • Doors, windows, walls, ceiling, floor
  • Electrical outlets
  • Venting
  • Closets

Bedrooms and rooms

  • Doors, windows, walls, ceiling, floor
  • Electrical outlets
  • Closets


  • Plumbing fixtures
  • Water pressure
  • Drainage
  • Appliances
  • Cabinets and countertops
  • Doors, windows, walls, ceiling, floor
  • Electrical outlets
  • Venting
  • Closets

Basement / Crawl Spaces

  • Foundation – type, and condition
  • Moisture Intrusion
  • Flooring – type and condition
  • Beams, posts, supports – type and condition
  • Drainage

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