General home inspections are non-invasive, visual examinations of the accessible areas of a residential property, performed for a fee, which is designed to identify defects within specific systems and components that are both observed and deemed material by the inspector. The scope of work may be modified by the Client and Inspector prior to the inspection process.
This is a definition provided by the InterNACHI, the International Association of Certified Home Inspection Organization. This thorough definition shares how we will investigate, to the best of our abilities, the “nooks and crannies” of your potential new home.
Two key statements included in definition should be remembered when working with home inspectors:
- 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.