A home inspection is a limited, non-invasive visual examination of the condition of a home, often in connection with but not limited to the sale of that home. Home inspections are usually conducted by a qualified home inspector who has the training and certifications to perform such inspections.
The inspector prepares and delivers to the client a written report of findings. The client then uses the knowledge gained to make informed decisions about their pending real estate purchase or correct issues that should be addressed to maintain the home’s value. The home inspector describes the condition of the home at the time of inspection but does not guarantee future condition, efficiency, or life expectancy of systems or components.
A home inspector is sometimes confused with a real estate appraiser. A home inspector determines the condition of a structure, whereas an appraiser determines the value of a property. Not all states or municipalities regulate home inspectors. Our inspectors are members of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI) with continuous education and training. We never stop learning to ensure we are providing you the best service in the industry.
A professional home inspection is an examination of the current condition of a house. It is not an inspection to verify compliance with appropriate codes; building inspection is a term often used for building code compliance inspections in the United States. A similar but more complicated inspection of commercial buildings is a property condition assessment. Home inspections identify problems and building diagnostics identify solutions to the found problems and their predicted outcome.