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A home inspection is a report on the overall condition of a home. A thorough home inspection gives the buyer details about a home’s structure, foundation, electrical, plumbing, and more. A home inspector checks the areas of a home beyond what a buyer can see on the surface. Getting a home inspection is important because it helps the buyer know if a home may need costly repairs. What is uncovered during an inspection can become part of a sales negotiation between buyer and seller, and their respective real estate agents.
What Does a Home Inspection Cover?
Each home is unique, so what is inspected during a home inspection will vary. NACHI recommends that its certified home inspectors thoroughly inspect these areas:
- Attic, including condition of insulation
- Basement or crawl space
- Ceilings and interior walls (general condition)
- Doors and door frames (general condition)
- Floors (general condition)
- Heating and cooling systems
- Interior electrical systems, including wiring
- Interior plumbing systems
- Structure, interior and exterior
- Windows (general condition)