What a Home Inspector Will And Will Not Evaluate

A home inspection is a limited, non-invasive evaluation of a home’s condition and its components. However, there are limitations to what the inspector can evaluate. If you’ve never been through a home inspection before, you may not know what you can expect to learn about the home from the process. Evolve Property Inspections understands that knowledge is power, and we will provide you with a detailed inspection report at the conclusion of our comprehensive evaluation. Here, we will go through the items that are typically evaluated during a home inspection, as well as those that are not.

Single Family Home Inspection

What We Will Evaluate at Your Home Inspection 

First, let’s go over the components of a home that are evaluated during a general single-family home inspection. We will inspect the interior of the home’s HVAC system, plumbing, electrical, roof, attic, visible insulation, walls, ceilings, floors, windows, doors, foundation, structure, and appliances. On the exterior of the home, we will evaluate the driveway, walkway, windows, doors, paint, siding, fascia boards, vegetation, grading, stairs, handrailings, gutters, decks, balconies, and framing as applicable.

What We Will Not Evaluate at Your Home Inspection

If you are like many others who need to schedule a home inspection, you may have a misconception about what home inspectors will be able to assess. Keep in mind that a home inspection is limited to what is visible. Anything concealed by a wall, such as insulation or internal electrical panels, won’t be evaluated. Assessing the sewer line and septic system, as well as positively identifying the presence of mold or termites, all require separate, specialty inspections.

What if You Need to Have More Items Evaluated?

The good news is that if you are worried about any of the items that aren’t typically covered in a general home inspection, we do provide specialty inspections for them. We offer sewer scope inspections, septic tank inspections, mold inspections, termite inspections, and level II infrared thermography inspections. Whatever you need to have evaluated in your home, we have you covered.

Schedule Your Home Inspection Today

A family-owned business since 2012, Evolve Property Inspections seeks to make the home-buying and selling process easier for our customers as we guide you through the inspection process. In addition to all of our residential and specialty inspections, we can also offer commercial inspectionsContact us today at (305) 506-8969 to request a quote or schedule your inspection. We serve residents in Miami-Dade County and the surrounding areas of Broward County, Kendall, Pinecrest, and Coral Gables.