What's Inspected During A Home Inspection

Scope of the Inspection

           A home inspection means a limited visual analysis for the purpose of providing a professional opinion of the condition of a residential dwelling and the dwelling’s systems, attached carport or garages, any reasonably accessible installed components, and operation of the dwelling’s systems, including controls normally operated by the owner of the dwelling, for the following components:

  • Structural systems
  • Exterior
  • Roof coverings
  • Plumbing systems
  • Electrical systems
  • Heating systems
  • Cooling systems
  • Interiors
  • Insulation and Ventilation
  • Fireplaces and Solid Fuel Burning Appliances

Please keep in mind that this report does not include any of the following:

  • Outlet covers are not removed from receptacles, switch covers are not removed from switches
  • Code Compliance
  • Environmental hazards, including lead-based paint, radon, asbestos, cockroaches, rodents, pesticides, treated lumber, hidden mold, mercury, carbon monoxide or similar environmental hazards.
  • Security alarm systems or any remote monitored smoke/fire detection systems.
  • Subterranean systems or systems  components (operational or non-operational), including: Sewage disposal, water supply or fuel supply/delivery.




[1]Special Note: While heat exchangers are inspected for obvious damage, by their nature cracks, and or defects may only appear during certain operating conditions.  Damage to heat exchangers can be difficult to detect without special equipment.  Therefore we recommend that all heating systems fueled by a combustible gas and/or solid fuel be inspected and serviced by a licensed contractor in this field prior to occupancy and/or closing.