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"Just what does a Home Inspector do?"
Think of a professional home inspector as a detective searching throughout the house for clues that lead to a conclusion of the home's overall condition. A certified home inspector performs a very important service. He inspects an existing home using professional standards and equipment as a measure to accurately report the condition of the home. A professional home inspector will inspect the property to the highest professional and ethical standards in the industry and provide the client with an accurate, comprehensive, easy-to-read, written assessment report thereafter. The inspector does not evaluate the home for cost or value. A home inspection is a non-invasive examination of the condition of a home performed on specific time and date. The home inspection is carried out by a professional home inspector, who usually is certified and has specialized equipment (tools), education and training to ascertain and carry out such task.
To be a competent and professional home inspector it must be fully educated & trained in the proper operation of all commonly found home systems. These systems include:
•v Structural Components (foundations, floors and walls),
•v Exterior Components (siding paint, windows, decks, garage doors, etc.
•v Roofing (coverings, flashings, chimneys, etc.),
•v Plumbing (piping, fixtures, ... more
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