What is a Home Inspection

Inspections are done to the standards of practice and code of ethics of the American Society of Home Inspection (ASHI). The inspection is a non-technically exhaustive visual inspection. I rely on state and national standards for construction and safety. These include:​​

  • Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHA)
     

  • The National Electric Code (NEC), Residential Electric Installations
     

  • International Residential Code (IRC) for one and two family dwellings.
     

  • EPA and VT Department of Health Lead abatement guidelines.
     

  • EPA Radon protection Guidelines

That said it is not a formal code or engineering inspection. It can determine if a licensed trades person or engineering should inspect the sections of the property. Any system that needs a professional inspection will be listed in your report. I cannot estimate the cost of repairs due to the limited inspection available to me and the variability of material and hourly cost. I am willing to provide referrals to qualified trades persons on request.

 

My inspections start outside on the roof and end in the basement or crawlspace. I inspect all area of the house that are available. These include; the attic, bathrooms, bedrooms, kitchens, living areas, cubbies, basements, fireplaces, chimneys.