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Home Improvement

What is Home Inspection?

DEFINITION: A home inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of the accessible areas of a residential property. 

  1. It's based on the observations made of the date of the inspection, and NOT a prediction of future conditions. 

  2. The 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. 


A material defect is a specific issue with a system or component of a residential property that may have a significant, adverse impact on the value of the property, or that poses an unreasonable risk to people. The fact that a system or component is near, at, or beyond the end of its normal, useful life is not, in itself, a material defect. 


Limitations, exceptions, and exclusions do apply. Following are some excerpts:

  • An inspection will not identify concealed or latent defects. 

  • An inspection does not determine the market value or the insurability of the property.

  • An inspection does not determine the life expectancy of the property or any components or systems therein = not a future prediction.

  • An inspector is not required to determine the estimates of costs for operation, correction, repairs, and so forth. 

  • An inspector does not offer repair services. 

  • An inspector does not offer guarantees or warranties of the property

These are excerpts from Inter-NACHI Standards Of Practice. Clients and the inspector (myself) will discuss more details upon setting up appointments. 


An inspection is followed by the comprehensive report which will be emailed to the client for the record.  Clients and thhe inspector (myself) will discuss the inspections reports and their contents, along with any questions from the clients, in person on the inspected premises, if applicable, or over the phone. 

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