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  • Writer's pictureIan Thorpe

What Is Involved In A Home Inspection?

Updated: May 10, 2023



What Is Involved In A Home Inspection?

A home inspection is a visual examination of a residential property, typically conducted by a professional home inspector like us at Almost Home Building Inspections. The purpose of the inspection is to identify any potential issues or defects in the property, both major and minor, and to provide the buyer with a detailed report of the property's condition.

During a home inspection, the inspector will typically examine the following:

  1. Roof: The inspector will examine the roof's condition, including its age, any damage, and signs of wear and tear.

  2. Exterior: The inspector will examine the exterior of the property, including the walls, foundation, and any other visible structures.

  3. Plumbing: The inspector will check for leaks or other issues in the plumbing system, including the water heater and any visible pipes.

  4. Electrical: The inspector will examine the electrical system, including the main panel, switches, and outlets, to ensure they are functioning properly and are up to code.

  5. Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC): The inspector will examine the HVAC system, including the furnace, air conditioning unit, and any ductwork, to ensure they are functioning properly and are up to code.

  6. Insulation and Ventilation: The inspector will examine the insulation and ventilation in the attic and crawl space to ensure they are adequate.

  7. Interior: The inspector will examine the interior of the property, including the walls, floors, ceilings, doors, and windows, for any visible issues or defects.

  8. Appliances: The inspector will test any appliances that are included with the property, such as the stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, and microwave, to ensure they are functioning properly.

  9. Structural: The inspector will examine the structure of the property, including the foundation, framing, and any visible structural components, to ensure they are sound.

Once the inspection is complete, we will provide the buyer with a detailed report that outlines any issues or defects that were identified during the inspection. The buyer can then use this information to negotiate repairs or a reduction in the purchase price with the seller.


When you are in need of a professional home inspection in Kamloops or surrounding areas, contact Almost Home Building Inspections first!


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