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A home inspection is a thorough, non-invasive, visual examination of a home, the property and the component systems of the home at the time of the inspection and the written report of that inspection.  

The component systems of a home inspection fall into these general categories:

Site Conditions

Structural Systems

Exterior

Roof Systems

Plumbing Systems

Electrical Systems

Heating Systems

Air Conditioning Systems

Interior

Insulation and Ventilation

Fireplaces

Attics

The  International Association of Certified Home Inspectors also has a  similar Standard of Practice (SOP). Please click on the link below the  InterNachi logo to review those standards.


New  York State licenses and regulates Home Inspectors.  To get a better  understanding of what a home inspection consists of click on the link to  the Code of Ethics followed by the Standards of Practice. These  regulations are very specific as to what a Home Inspector must inspect  and what is excluded from the process. Please click on the link below. 

www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/homeinspect/hinspect_ethics.html


The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors also has a similar Standard of Practice (SOP). Please click on the link below the InterNachi logo to review those standards.

Link to InterNACHI SOP    ​http://www.nachi.org/sop.htm