What is a home inspection?
A home inspection is a thorough visual examination of a home that is performed by a State Certified Professional Inspector at a specific point in time. The inspection is non-invasive, performed for a fee, and is designed to identify potential safety hazards and material defects within specific components of a home or property. These components may include any combination of mechanical, structural, electrical, plumbing, or other essential systems or portions of the home, as stated in the ‘Inspection Agreement’ and agreed to by the Client and Inspector, prior to the inspection process. Homes may be inspected for a variety of reasons but in many cases a home is inspected before a home is sold to reveal any defects that may be problematic for the buyer. A typical home inspection will include a complete walk-through of the house in which the condition of the home is closely examined, any deficiencies or defects are noted, and recommendations for repairs are made. The home inspection is intended to assist in the evaluation of the overall condition of the home, at the time of the inspection, and is not a prediction of future conditions, a guarantee or warranty.