The role of your Home Inspector
To provide an unbiased, written report based on
the condition of the home.
To report the condition of the homes structure,
roof and major systems.
To advise the client as to areas that are,
unsafe, require immediate repairs or maintenance
and sensible safety related updates.
To help you help the client to make informed
decisions about the home
Different Levels of Defects
Watch List: An item that is not currently a
problem, but has a high likelihood of failing in
the near future.
– Older Roof
– Older Water Heater or Furnace
– Recommendations for regular maintenance.
Repair and/or Replace: An item that is
defective and should be repaired in order to
guard against more damage.
– Roof Flashing
– Leaky Pipes
– Damaged Electrical Outlets
Significantly Deficient: Defined in State
Law as “Any system or component that is unsafe
or not functioning”.
Functioning” is easy. It does not work,
e.g., the furnace does not work.
Unsafe is defined against current National
Standards, not local codes.
Unsafe: Defined in State Law as “A
condition in a system or component that is a
significant risk of personal injury or property
damage during normal, day-to-day use. The risk
may be due to damage, deterioration, improper
installation or a change in accepted residential
Being in accord with local building codes is not
the same as being safe.
Codes are a minimum standard of required work.
vary from town to town. National standards do
A house can be perfectly compliant with code,
but be perfectly unsafe.
Inspectors are required, by law, to call out
all “Significantly Deficient” items.
What can we do for you ?
promise to act professionally towards you and
the client at all times.
We undertake to deliver a comprehensive and
unbiased report to your client in a timely
are happy to discuss the findings of our report
with you at your client’s request.
guarantee to perform the inspection exceeding
with industry standards and in full compliance
with any state requirements.
Professional Service + An Informed Buyer = A
Types of inspections
Give the seller the opportunity to correct
defects prior to listing, provide a more
accurate disclosure, take nasty surprises out of
the equation and speed up the closing.
Give the potential purchaser and their
Realtor the tools needed to make an informed
decision about the condition of the home and
reduce liabilities for all involved.
Renter’s Security Deposit Inspection:
Have a certified home inspector document the
condition of your rental property before you
rent it. Avoid the hassle of security deposit
disputes with renters.
Our Standards of Practice
We are required to meet standards of
practice as laid out by our trade organization
or state licensure.
report on the materials and methods used in the
construction of dwellings and their systems and
report on their overall condition based on a
visual and non-invasive inspection.
What are we looking at ?
The report will contain comments on the
condition of the following systems
Roof system & coverings.
Exterior & lot.
Foundation, Crawlspace & Structure.
Plumbing fittings & fixtures.
Electrical supply & distribution.
Fireplace & chimney.
Attic & Insulation.
Doors, Windows & Interior.
What really matters to your clients ?
provide an easy to understand inspection report,
complete with color photos and diagrams,
pointing out to the potential buyer the overall
condition of the home and the areas that may
need repair or maintenance.