A general home inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of the accessible areas of a residential property, performed for a fee, which is designed to identify defects within specific systems and components defined by the Standard of Practice that are both observed and deemed material by the inspector. It’s important to notice that 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.
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A general home inspection is not designed to identify building code violations, although some deficiencies identified may also be code violations.
Home inspections are usually conducted by a 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, describing the condition of the home at the time of inspection but does not guarantee future condition, efficiency, or life expectancy of systems or components.