What Does a Home Inspector Do?

If you’re looking to buy or sell a home, calling a home inspector should be at the top of your to-do list. The role of a home inspector is to look for damage, defects, or potential issues with a house, from top to bottom. They will carefully examine the exterior and interior of the building, including the home’s HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems.

What Does a Home Inspector Do?

The complete list of inspection items can vary depending on the size, location, and age of the home. For instance, a small, two-bedroom home will take less time to comb through than a three-story mansion. Generally speaking, however, the average home inspection takes around three hours, and the home inspector will usually look at each of these areas:

  • HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems
  • Plumbing and electrical systems
  • Roof and gutters
  • Attic
  • Insulation
  • Walls and ceilings
  • Floors
  • Windows and doors
  • Foundation and other structural elements
  • Basement or crawlspace
  • Attached garages

Once the inspection is complete, the inspector will put together a detailed report for their client. The final report will include all of their findings and recommendations, plus any relevant photos to show specific areas of concern.

Whether you’re buying a new home or wondering what you should repair before putting your home on the market, it’s strongly recommended for you to call a home inspector. At Top Notch Home Inspections, our licensed professionals will take the utmost care to notice the details in your home. To schedule an appointment or learn more about our services, please contact us today!