Evans Inspection Service
    InterNational Association of Certified Home Inspectors
                                        Inspection Standards

Definitions and Scope of The Home Inspection

  • A Home Inspection is a non-invasive visual examination of a residential dwelling, performed
    for a fee, which is designed to identify observed material defects within specific components
    of said dwelling.  Components may include any combination of mechanical, structural,
    electrical, plumbing, or other essential systems or portions of the home, as identified and
    agreed to by the Client and Inspector, prior to the inspection process.

  • A Home Inspection is intended to assist in evaluation of the overall condition of the dwelling.
    The inspection is based on observation of the visible and apparent condition of the structure
    and its components on the date of the inspection and not the prediction of future conditions.

  • The Home Inspection will not reveal every concern that exists or ever could exist, but only
    those material defects observed on the day of the inspection.

  • A Material Defect is a condition of a residential real property or any portion of it that would
    have a significant adverse impact on the value of the real property or that involves an
    unreasonable risk to people on the property. The fact that a structural element, system or
    subsystem is near, at or beyond the end of the normal useful life of such a structural element,
    system or subsystem is not by itself a material defect.

  • The Inspection Report shall describe and identify in written format the inspected systems,
    structures, and components of the dwelling and shall identify material defects observed.
    Inspection reports may contain recommendations regarding conditions reported or
    recommendations for correction, monitoring or further evaluation by professionals, but this is
    not required.

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