What Does a Home Inspection Entail? This is arguably one of most asked questions about home inspections. There are four basic steps to the home inspection.
First, the inspector arrives at the property, makes general introductions and both explains what is going to take place and asks about any special questions or requests.
Next, while the inspection agreement is being reviewed, the inspector will make a quick circuit of the property to size up the scope of the inspection.
Then, there will be an in-depth walk-through inspection with the client. This involves inspecting all visible areas and reviewing all accessible items and areas, including the heating system, central air conditioning system, interior plumbing and electrical systems, the roof, attic space and all visible insulation, the walls, ceilings, floors, doors, windows, basement or crawlspace area, and the foundation and all visible structural components.