What do home inspectors look for?

If you’re a first time home buyer or new to the process, you might find yourself wondering what do home inspectors look for?

Home inspectors look for home defects, safety issues and code violations using a detailed checklist. There are lots of items items reviewed during the interior and exterior examination from a professional home inspector. How are these items determined? We utilize the InterNACHI’s standards of practice. The InterNACHI is the foremost leader in home inspector accredidation and continuing education.

Their high standards maintain that we should include reviews of :

  • Roof
  • Exterior
  • Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace & Structure
  • Heating
  • Cooling
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Fireplace
  • Attic, Insulation & Ventilation
  • Doors, Windows & Interior

For a more in-depth report on what we look for, review our Home Inspection page or one of our sample reports.