What Does An Inspector Look At?

A general home inspection is a visual evaluation of the conditions that are present at the time of the inspection. Even a great home inspector cannot predict the future or see behind walls, but he or she does examine every item that can be reasonably accessed and report his or her findings.

At this point the home still belongs to the seller. Therefore, the inspector will not disassemble appliances, puncture walls, pull up carpet, or otherwise damage the property.

What the inspector looks at is dictated by the scope of standards set out by state or industry organizations. In general, these systems are as follows at the right.