The Inspection Process

What is a home inspection?

A general home inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of the accessible areas of a residential property.

It is based on the observations made on the date of the inspection, and not a prediction of future conditions. 

A general home inspection will not reveal every issue that exists or ever could exist, but only those material defects observed on the date of the inspection.

What do you inspect?
Honest Home Inspection will inspect following items:   

  • Roof 
  • Exterior 
  • Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace & Structure
  • Heating 
  • Cooling 
  • Plumbing 
  • Electrical 
  • Fireplace 
  • Attic, Insulation & Ventilation 
  • Doors, Windows & Interior

For more details regarding what a home inspector will inspect, please see the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics

What happens during an inspection? 
The inspector will arrive at the home two to three hours before you do and complete an initial independent assessment of the home. When you arrive at your appointed time, you will be invited to join him on the remainder of the inspection. 

How long does the inspection process last? 
An inspection can take on average anywhere from two to four hours, depending on the size and condition of the home.

When can I expect my report?
Reports will be delivered via email within 24 hours of the inspection. 

Visit the Sample Report page to learn more about our comprehensive, digital inspection reports.