Generally speaking, the primary purpose for having a home inspection performed is for your peace of mind and to identify any “conditions” with the home you are buying.

A well-qualified home inspector has a trained eye and can identify a condition not readily seen by consumers caught up in the emotion of buying a home.

Most home inspectors check for material facts or conditions with the home and its primary systems.

They will prepare a written report on the "conditions" of the visible and accessible components of a dwelling.

A "condition" indicates, in the view or evaluation of the home inspector, that the performance of a component is outside the typical "norms" for that component.

What Components and Systems are checked During a Home Inspection?

Home inspectors generally check the following areas and systems to determine if material facts and conditions exist.

  • Air-conditioning and heating systems (HVAC – Heated Ventilated Air Condition systems)
  • Basement seepage
  • Electrical
  • Environmental hazards
  • Plumbing
  • Roof
  • Termites