Purpose of a Home Inspection

The purpose of a home inspection is to provide home buyer or homeowner with information about the condition of installed systems and components of a home at the time of the inspection. The home inspector should inspect the readily accessible installed systems and components and provide a written report to the client.

The inspection report should include any of the systems defined under the SOP that are not functioning properly, are significantly deficient, are unsafe or are near the end of their life expectancy. The inspector should also recommend corrections or monitoring for future correction for these deficiencies. If the nature of a deficiency is not self-evident the inspector should provide the client with a further explanation using easy to understand terminology.