What We Inspect
WITHIN THE SCOPE OF THE INSPECTION
The scope of the inspection and report is limited to a visual inspection of the systems and components as listed below, in order to identify those, if any, which may need replacement or repair. we will perform the inspection in accordance with the current Standards of Practice (SOP) of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (“InterNACHI”) posted at www.nachi.org/sop
Exterior: (In summary)
- Vegetation, surface drainage, retaining walls and grading of the property, , Gutters, Downspouts, Sidewalks and Driveways (where they may adversely affect the structure due to moisture intrusion) Roof, Chimney, Flashing, and Valleys, (for evidence of water penetration and a description of materials,) Siding, Fascia, Soffit, Walls, Widows, Doors, Foundation, Attached Porches/ Decks/ Balconies/ Patios/ Garages.
Interior: (In summary)
- Plumbing System: Water Supply/Drains/Vents/Water Heaters/Fixtures, and Locating (But Not Testing)
- Shut Off Valves; Electrical System: Service Drop, Service Panel, Ground Wire, GFCI Plugs, Switches,
- Receptacles, Installed Fixtures, and Smoke Detectors; Heating/Cooling System: Permanent Systems,
- Operating Controls/Filters/Ducts, Insulation, Vapor Barrier, and Ventilation; Bathrooms/Kitchen/Other
- Rooms: Doors/Windows/Walls/Floors (as to general condition), Cabinets, Counter tops, and Installed
- Fixtures; Structure: Ceilings/Walls/Floors, Stairs/Basements/Attic/Crawl Spaces (if readily accessible)(as to evidence of water damage and general condition.)
OUTSIDE THE SCOPE OF THE INSPECTION
- The inspector is not required to: A. move any personal items or other obstructions, such as, but not limited to: throw rugs, carpeting, wall coverings, furniture, ceiling tiles, window coverings, equipment, plants, ice, debris, snow, water, dirt, pets, or anything else that might restrict the visual inspection.
- Any area which is not exposed to view or is inaccessible because of soil, walls, floors, carpets, ceilings, furnishings, lack of access or crawl spaces or any major system (water or electrical systems, heating system, or air conditioner) that is not currently functional is not included in this inspection.
- The inspection does not include any destructive testing or dismantling. Client agrees to assume all the risk for all conditions which are concealed from view at the time of the inspection. This is not a home warranty, guarantee, insurance policy, or substitute for real estate disclosures which may be required by law. Whether or not they are concealed, the following are outside the scope of the inspection;
- Building code or zoning ordinance violations – property boundary lines or encroachments. Thermostatic or time clock controls or Low Voltage wiring systems – Geological stability or soils conditions – Water softener or water purifier systems or solar heating systems – Structural stability or engineering analysis – Saunas, steam baths, or fixtures and equipment – Building value appraisal or cost estimates – Pools or spa bodies or sprinkler systems and underground piping – Radio-controlled devices, automatic gates, elevators, lifts, and dumbwaiters – Furnace heat exchanger, freestanding appliances, security alarms or personal property – Specific components noted as being excluded on the individual system inspection form – Adequacy or efficiency of any system or component – Prediction of life expectancy of any item. An inspection will not deal with aesthetic concerns or what could be deemed matters of taste, cosmetic defects, etc.
- The Inspector is a home inspection generalist and is not acting as an engineer or expert in any craft or trade. If the Inspector recommends consulting other specialized experts, Clients do so at Client’s expense.
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We serve North Florida and Jacksonville areas