What’s Inspected

Structural Components:

The structural components including foundation and framing are inspected. The floor, wall, and ceiling structure, the under-floor crawl space, the roof structure and the attic.


  • The exterior wall covering
  • Flashing and trim
  • Exterior doors
  • Attached decks, balconies, stoops, steps, porches, and their associated railings.
  • The eaves, soffits, and fascias where accessible
  • Grading, surface drainage, and retaining walls on the property that are likely to adversely affect the building.
  • Walkways, patios, and driveways

Roof System:

  • Roof covering
  • Roof drainage
  • Flashing
  • Skylights
  • Chimneys
  • Roof penetrations

Plumbing System:

  • Interior water supply and distribution
  • Fixtures and faucets
  • Drainage, waste and vent systems
  • Water heating equipment
  • Vent systems, flues, and chimneys
  • Drainage sumps, sump pumps, and related items

Electrical System:

  • Service drop
  • Service entrance conductors, cables, and raceways
  • Service equipment, main disconnects, and service grounding
  • Interior components of service panels and sub panels
  • Over-current protection devices (breakers/fuses)
  • Representative number of installed lighting fixtures, switches, and receptacles
  • Ground fault circuit interrupters

Heating System:

  • Installed heating equipment
  • Vent systems, flues, and chimneys

Air Conditioning Systems:

  • The installed central and through-wall cooling equipment


  • Walls, ceilings, and floors
  • Steps, stairways, and railings
  • Countertops and a representative number of installed cabinets
  • Representative number of doors and windows
  • Garage doors and garage door operators

Insulation and ventilation:

  • Insulation and vapor barriers in unfinished spaces
  • Ventilation of attics and foundation areas
  • Mechanical ventilation systems
  • Describe the insulation and vapor barriers in unfinished spaces, the absence of insulation in unfinished spaces at conditioned surfaces

Fireplaces and Solid Fuel Burning Appliances:

  • The system components, the vent systems, flues, and chimneys: