Buying a home isn’t an easy decision. You may feel nervous, and with good reason – this is one of the most significant investments you’ll ever make.

At Inland Inspections, we want to make your house-buying experience as stress-free as possible. By conducting a thorough examination and analysis of its major systems, we can answer any questions you may have about the home’s condition and set your mind at ease. After all, shouldn’t such an important decision be made with as much information as possible? As they say, knowledge is power.

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What is a home inspection?

Put simply, a home inspection is a visual examination and technical analysis of the major systems of a house performed for existing homeowners, prospective purchasers, or third party agencies. The systems inspected include the Roofing, Exterior, Structure, Electrical, Heating, Cooling, Insulation, Plumbing, and the Interior:

Home inspectors must be knowledgeable about all aspects of residential building systems and their operation. They must be able to recognize and report on non-performance and the potential for failure.

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Standards of Practice





The International Standards of Practice for Performing a General Home Inspection

1. Definitions and Scope 3
2. Limitations, Exceptions & Exclusions ……… 3
3. Standards of Practice 5
3.1. Roof 5
3.2. Exterior 5
3.3. Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace & Structure
3.4. Heating 6
3.5. Cooling 7
3.6. Plumbing 7
3.7. Electrical 8
3.8. Fireplace 9
3.9. Attic, Insulation & Ventilation 10
3.10. Doors, Windows & Interior 11
4. Glossary of Terms 12
Code of Ethics 14

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