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The Standards of Practice
We perform our residential property inspections in adherence to InterNACHI Standards of Practice and OAHI/CAHPI Standards of Practice. InterNACHI's International Standards of Practice for Performing a General Home Inspection is the world's largest, most comprehensive set of guidelines available to residential property inspectors.
The purpose of these Standards of Practice is to establish a minimum and uniform standard for home inspectors. A home inspection is the process by which an inspector visually examines the readily accessible systems and components of a home and operates those systems and components utilizing these Standards of Practice as a guideline.
Home inspections help provide the client with information regarding the condition of the systems and components of the home. The inspection is based on the observations made on the date of the inspection, and not a prediction of future conditions. A general home inspection will not reveal every issue that exists or ever could exist, but only those material defects observed on the date of the inspection.
Click here to view InterNACHI Standards of Practice directly from InterNACHI website or Click here to view OAHI/CAHPI Standards of Practice directly from OAHI website. Click on the buttons "UNDERSTAND InterNACHI SOP" and "UNDERSTAND CAHPI SOP" to view, download and review these Standards of Practice before you hire our services for inspection.
Some home inspectors provide the client a completed inspection agreement to sign at the end of an inspection. This document usually outlines what a home inspection entails and the terms of service that the client should know before booking an inspection. We highly recommend to ask for a copy of agreement before you book an inspection with any home inspector or home inspection company. It is important to familiarize yourself with these terms of service prior to inspection.
We believe to maintain transparency, high moral grounds and ethical practices. As such, we want you to know that we do not have any hidden agendas or fine-print disclosures. Therefore, before we can deliver our services to you, we want to make sure you understand what you're getting and understand the terms of our services. We are doing this to educate you, to eliminate surprises, and to give you every opportunity to ask questions.
Please click on the button VIEW SAMPLE CONTRACT on right to view, download and read our terms of services. Should you have any questions, please feel free to ask us as we would be happy to answer all your questions and concerns before you hire us for inspection of your home.
When you decided to hire our services, we will send you the inspection agreement that would include the Standard of Practice as an integral part of it, by email for your full review and would request you to confirm that you have read and understand the agreement and sign it electronically. If for any reason you would not be able to confirm through email or electronically, we will bring a printed copy with us and would request you to sign before we commence our inspection (not at the end of inspection). If you would not be able to attend the inspection for any reason, we would request you to please email a signed copy of the agreement before the inspection date.
This the age of technology and so is our report. We will provide you with a digital copy of Inspection Report adequately describing the defects with recommendations to correct, major home systems, their crucial components, and their operability, especially the ones in which failure can result in dangerous or expensive-to-correct conditions.
That's not all, our report is not just a description of current house condition and problems. The report will provide you insight into various house systems and components that is very helpful for home owners in maintaining their home and making wise decisions about potential problems. When you will click on the BLUE links in the report, you will be directed to comprehensive description of the house condition or defect noted in the report.
At the end of the report you will see "REFERENCES" page. When you will click on any of these references from 01 to 14, you will be directed to an electronic version of a small booklet with lots of information about that system of house which you could use to make improvements in your home in future.
Please click on the "VIEW SAMPLE REPORT" button on the right to view, download and review our sample report.