What is an Inspection?
A general 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 both observed and reported by the inspector. The scope of work may be modified by the Client and Inspector prior to the inspection process.
The general home inspection is based on the observations made on the date of the inspection, and not a prediction of future conditions. The general home inspection will not reveal every issue that exists or ever could exist, but only those material defects observed on the date of the inspection.
Roof – coverings, gutters, vents, flashing, skylights, chimney, general roof structure, etc.
Exterior – siding, doors, walkways, carports, handrails and guardrails, windows, etc.
Foundation – basement, type of foundation, crawlspace and access, framing members, etc.
Heating and Cooling – operation, filtration, venting, type of system, etc.
Plumbing – main supply valve, venting, fixtures, faucets, drains, access, etc.
Electrical – service drop, service box, switches and outlets, GFCI, etc.
Fireplace – visible portions of fireplace and chimneys.
Attic – insulation, ventilation, framing members, exhaust systems, etc.
Doors, Windows and Interior – operation, stairs, rails, garage vehical doors, etc.