Senior Safety Audit Overview
A professional senior safety audit gives you an independent, unbiased view of any problems and their solutions, so that you will have all the facts you need to make the necessary repairs and renovations.
Depending on the size and condition of the home, a thorough audit will take no more than four hours, but usually only between an hour and a half and three hours. You have the option to accompany your inspector during the consultation, but either way you will receive a written report with photos.
We take our written reports seriously, using software specially designed for home audit reports. Every audit is a complete and thorough analysis of all the major systems and components in the home. Likewise, the report includes a clear description of what we've found with any problem areas noted, so you can easily identify them. The report prioritizes findings, making it clear to you which items are safety issues, which may need servicing and which may just be cosmetic issues. Our inspectors also provide a free telephone consultation after your audit, if requested.
A thorough senior safety audit includes the following:
~ Exterior (shingles, flashings, chimneys, vents, trim and gutters, drip edges, skylights, downspouts, and other visible roof related items, doors, dormers, foundation, windows, decks, porches, siding, exterior electrical and plumbing, garages, walks, driveways)
Attics (insulation, ventilation, rafters, joists and collar ties, trusses, wiring attachments, and other visible related items)
Interior (floors and ceilings, walls, stairs (if applicable) and banisters, finishes, sinks, cabinets, shelving, built-in appliances, smoke detectors and safety-related items, fireplaces and other visible interior-related components)
Electrical Systems (service entry and clearances, service panel, switches and outlets, visible wiring and junction boxes, grounding system, and other related electrical components)
Appliances (ranges, oven, dishwasher, compactor, range hood, refrigerator, freezer)
Plumbing and Fixtures (water pressure, water distribution system, hose bibs, sinks and faucets, bath/showers and toilets, sanitary system, fans, disposal, and other plumbing system components)
Heating and Cooling Systems (furnace, air cleaning parts, ductwork, air conditioner and lines, and other visible related HVAC components)
Basements, Crawl Spaces, and Foundation (insulation, ventilation, posts, vapor barriers, utility attachment, structural items, floors and walls, stairs, windows, and columns)
As trained professionals we have seen a wide variety of properties, so we can confidently help you to become a more knowledgeable homeowner.
Homeowners can identify problems in the making and take preventive measures to avoid costly repairs. In both new and older homes problems may be lurking, so the senior safety audit can benefit owners of a wide variety of properties. We are trained to identify problem areas both small and large that may have been overlooked by previous repair or inspection professionals.
Your senior family member deserves to enjoy life in a safe and healthy environment. Hawkeye has over 13 years experience inspecting a wide variety of properties, so you can rest assured that the property's evaluation will be thorough.