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
- Environmental hazards