What Does a Home Inspector Do?
A home inspector will evaluate the interior and exterior of a structure, looking for several things (including but not necessarily limited to the following list).
•Check all electrical outlets, switches and the fuse/breaker panel.
•Flush toilets and turn on faucets to make sure they work and to determine water pressure.
•Open and close all the windows.
•Check the floors, walls and ceilings for any defects.
•Check the basement or foundation for any water leakage.
•Inspect the heating and cooling systems.
•Check out the attic and any crawl spaces to assess insulation.
•Examine in the closets and under the stairs.
•Inspect roof and eavestroughs.
•Look around the entire exterior of the building structure looking for signs of weather damage.
•Look for any issues with exterior decks and railings.
•Inspect the foundation looking for cracks or other issues.
•Check the grading around the foundation.