Complete Whole-Home Inspection

For the majority of us, a house is probably the largest purchase that is ever made.  When you buy a home it is important to be sure it has had a proper and complete inspection by a qualified individual or company prior to finalizing the purchase agreement.
A & K Services of Iowa has been performing residential home inspections for decades and has the appropriate knowledge and experience in the construction trades to know when something isn't right, what can be done to make it right and how much it will cost when the work is done.
General Inspection Information ...
  • The Inspection we perform consists of more than 120 different inspection points.
  • The Inspection process, on average, takes anywhere from 1 to 4 hours to complete depending upon the size and condition of the structure and the weather conditions on the day of inspection.
  • Items and systems are inspected for condition, serviceability, functionality and operation.
  • It is recommended that the owner attend the inspection if at all possible.  This will allow you to address questions, concerns and allow for explanation of findings in person.
Major Items & Systems We Inspect:
  • Foundations
  • Structural Components
  • Basements & Crawlspaces
  • Interior Walls, Ceilings & Flooring
  • Doors & Windows
  • Stairways & Stairwells
  • Chimneys & Fireplaces
  • Attic Roof Structural Components
  • Attic Insulation & Ventilation Systems
  • Roofing Systems & Flashings
  • Exterior Finishes
  • Garages & Garage Doors
  • Electrical System Service
  • Branch Wiring & Related Components
  • GFCI & AFCI Devices
  • Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detection Systems
  • Plumbing System Components & Fixtures
  • Water Pressure & Volume
  • Water Heaters & Related Components
  • Sump Pump Systems
  • Kitchen Fixtures, Cabinets & Appliances
  • Bath Fixtures & Related Components
  • Natural Gas, Propane & Fuel Oil Systems
  • HVAC Systems
  • HVAC Plenum & Ducting
  • Landscape & Site Drainage
  • Driveways & Sidewalks