The Scope of a Home Inspection
The scope of a home inspection is well-defined by the INTERNACHI Standards of Practice. Home inspection is a professional consulting service offered by trained professionals who evaluate one to four family dwellings. The work is often done in conjunction with a real estate transaction, although it can be done anytime. It focuses on the performance of the home, rather than cosmetic, code or design issues.
A home inspection is
- An in-field evaluation and professional opinion of the performance of the readily accessible installed systems in a home at one point in time
- Primarily a visual examination
- Intended to identify components that are significantly deficient, unsafe or near the end of their life
- Documented with a written report
A home inspection is not
- An insurance policy, guarantee or warranty on the home
- An invasive or destructive exercise
- Intended to identify concealed defects
- A code or design review
- Able to predict the future or the remaining life of components
- An environmental review or energy audit
- Electrical system
- Heating and Air Conditioning system
- Plumbing system
- Insulation and Vapour Barriers
- Mechanical and Natural Ventilation Systems
Buying a home is one of the most substantial investments you will ever make. At SRQ Inspections LLC, our goal is to ensure that our clients fully understand what they are buying. We do this by identifying defects that would significantly affect the property, and therefore may affect your buying decision.
We take pride in guiding our clients through the inspection process by performing a thorough, unbiased inspection of the major building components, providing a clear report of the property’s condition, and arming our clients with the knowledge they need to make a more informed decision about purchasing the property.