Home inspections are a thorough examination of a property’s condition, including its structure, systems, and components. The purpose of a home inspection is to identify any existing or potential issues, so the buyer can make an informed decision about purchasing the property.

  1. General Home Inspection: This type of inspection covers the overall condition of the home, including the exterior, roof, chimney, gutters, foundation, basement, attic, insulation, walls, ceilings, floors, windows, doors, and electrical, plumbing, heating, and cooling systems.
  2. Well and Septic Inspection: If the property has a private well and septic system, a separate inspection is usually recommended. The well inspection checks the water supply and water quality, while the septic inspection examines the tank, drain field, and other components of the septic system.
  3. Roof Inspection: A roof inspection evaluates the condition of the roof and the shingles, tiles, or other materials used, looking for signs of damage, leaks, or other issues.
  4. Chimney Inspection: A chimney inspection assesses the condition of the chimney, including its structure, flue, and cap, as well as its ability to safely vent gases from the home’s heating system.
  5. Electrical Inspection: An electrical inspection checks the electrical system and wiring, including outlets, switches, circuit breakers, and grounding.
  6. Plumbing Inspection: A plumbing inspection evaluates the pipes, fixtures, and other components of the home’s plumbing system, looking for leaks, clogs, or other issues.
  7. Heating and Cooling Inspection: A heating and cooling inspection evaluates the furnace, air conditioning unit, ductwork, and other components of the home’s heating and cooling system, looking for signs of wear and tear, and ensuring they are in good working order.
  8. Pest Inspection: A pest inspection examines the property for evidence of termites, carpenter ants, and other wood-destroying pests, as well as rodents and other pests that can cause damage to the home.
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It’s important to note that while home inspections can uncover a variety of issues, they are not exhaustive evaluations and do not guarantee that every issue will be discovered. However, a comprehensive home inspection can give buyers a better understanding of the condition of a property and help them make a more informed decision about purchasing it. Some home inspections are area specific. Like mountain home inspections or ocean front home inspections.

Types of Home Inspections

Dan Skelly Real Estate

Dan Skelly is a real estate broker/owner/agent at Orson Hill Realty in Evergreen CO. Dan is also a Realtor in Southwest Florida on Marco Island and Naples Florida