What's Inspected During A Home Inspection

A home inspection covers many aspects of a home you are looking to buy or sell, and identify potential issues with the property.  As defined below, a home inspection is:

A home inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of the accessible areas of a residential property which is designed to identify defects within specific systems and components that are both observed and deemed material by the inspector.

The scope of the inspection may be modified by the client and the inspector prior to the inspection process. It is best to discuss any concerns or issues you may have with the inspector before the inspection so the inspector can make sure to review these items in detail. 

          Some things we do not inspect: Under ground sprinkler systems, septic systems, low voltage internet, telephone, or audio systems. Hot tubs, swimming pools, saunas, Bar-b-ques, whole house vacuum systems, portable air conditioners. We do not operate clothes washing machines or light pilot lights. We do not inspect well equipment, determine the depth of a well or its flow rate. We do not inspect sheds. Any surface that is covered in snow is not included. 

For a link to the full Standards of Practice followed by the inspector, click on the following link: InterNACHI Standards of Practice

The inspector follows the Code of Ethics as defined by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI). You can find the detailed Code of Ethics at the following link: InterNACHI Code of Ethics