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Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to our frequently asked questions page. Here you will find answers to some of the most common questions we get about our home inspection services.

What is a home inspection?

The process by which an inspector visually examines the readily accessible systems and components of a home and operates those systems and components utilizing Standards of Practice as a guideline.

What is readily accessible?

A system or component that, in the judgment of the inspector, is capable of being safely observed without the removal of obstacles, detachment or disengagement of connecting or securing devices, or other unsafe or difficult procedures to gain access.

What is a material defect?

A specific issue with a system or component of a residential property that may have a significant, adverse impact on the value of the property, or that poses an unreasonable risk to people.  The fact that a system or component is near, at, or beyond the end of its normal, useful life is not, in itself, a material defect.

What is a cosmetic defect?

An irregularity or imperfection in something, which could be corrected, but is not required.

Are home inspections pass/fail?

​They can be. This is usually dependent upon the method of finance and insurance.

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