What's Inspected During A Home Inspection


These Standards of Practice provide guidelines for a real estate inspection and define certain terms relating to these inspections

  •  A real estate inspection is a visual survey and basic operation of the systems and components of a building, which can be reached, entered, or viewed without difficulty, moving obstructions, or requiring any action, which may result in damage to the property or personal injury to the Inspector. The purpose of the inspection is to provide the Client with information regarding the general condition of the building(s). Cosmetic and aesthetic conditions shall not be considered.


  •  A real estate inspection report provides written documentation of material defects discovered in the inspected building’s systems and components which, in the opinion of the Inspector, are safety hazards, are not functioning properly, or appear to be at the ends of their service lives. The report may include the Inspector's recommendations for correction or further evaluation.


  •  Inspections performed in accordance with these Standards of Practice are not technically exhaustive and shall apply to the primary building and its associated primary parking structure.

The following ares are inspected as part of a home inspection

1) Foundation, Basement, and Under-floor Areas

2) Exterior

3) Roof Covering

4) Attic Areas and Roof Framing

5) Plumbing

6) Electrical

7) Heating and Cooling

8) Fireplaces and Chimneys

9) Building Interior


To download the full Standards of practice visit CREIA.org