Professional Home Inspections for Northern California home buyers & owners
SCOPE OF HOME INSPECTION
The purpose of the inspection is to report the general condition of the home and identify and disclose major defects and deficiencies of the inspected systems and components which existed at the time of the inspection and which are evident to the inspector upon ordinary visual observation. Minor and cosmetic defects may be listed in the report for maintenance purposes but it is not the intent, nor will the inspection report identify and list all minor and cosmetic defects.
The inspection is intended to evaluate systems and components of the primary premises. Included with the inspection is the evaluation of primary attached garages/carports/decks/porches/patios. The inspection does not include evaluation of detached garages/carports/patios/decks or other structures unless explicitly specified.
The client is encouraged to accompany the inspector during the inspection. Client participation shall be at the client's risk for personal injury or damage to person or property for any reason or from any cause. The inspection and report are performed and prepared for the sole, confidential and exclusive use and possession of the client(s). The inspection report is not transferable. Systems and components to be inspected include: exposed and visible foundations and structures, exteriors, roofing, plumbing, electrical, attic, interiors, bathrooms and kitchen, basement and crawlspaces, heating and central air conditioning, and garage or carport.
LIMITS OF THE INSPECTION
The inspection is limited to the readily accessible and visible systems, equipment and components of the home. The inspector will not dismantle and/or move equipment, systems, furniture, appliances, floor coverings, finished or fastened surfaces or components, personal property or other items to conduct this inspection or otherwise to expose concealed or inaccessible conditions. The inspection will not include destructive testing of any kind.
The following conditions are NOT within the scope of the inspection:
1) Water or air quality
2) Presence of toxic or carcinogenic matter emitted from the ground, building materials, in water or air supply or from the operation of any equipment.
3) Items that are obstructed, inaccessible or not in plain view.
4) Mold or mold type.
5) Animal or insect infestations.
Examples of the conditions excluded above include the presence or
absence of environmental hazards, asbestos, lead paint, lead pipes, lead solder, radon, urea formaldehyde insulation, toxic wastes, polluted water, mold, or termite/pest infestation. It is the responsibility of the client to conduct further inspection by qualified consultants to disclose the presence of these contaminants and the means of remediation.