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What is a Home Inspection?

At BEST HOME a home inspection is a thorough and systematic evaluation of a property’s condition and its operating systems. It is a complete visible exam of the general integrity, functionality, and overall safety of a home and its various components. The purpose of this inspection process is to let you the buyer know exactly what is being purchased, right up front during the first part of the escrow procedure.

BEST HOME Inspection will observe more than 400 items of the property, and will make an evaluation on, but not limited to the following:

  • Roofing / Flashing / Skylights
  • Foundation / Crawlspace
  • Exterior Features, i.e., Framing, Chimney, Decks, Stairs
  • Basement / Crawl Space
  • Plumbing, both interior and exterior
  • Heating / Air Conditioning
  • Electrical Systems, both interior and exterior
  • Interior Features, i.e., Fireplace, Doors, Walls, Ceilings, Windows, Floors
  • Garage / Carport, i.e., Roof, Floor, Fire wall and Fire door
  • Kitchen, Built-in appliances, Cabinets, Counters
  • Laundry
  • Sprinkler Systems
  • Grounds, i.e., Driveway, Walkways, Grading, Drainage, Patios, Fences
  • Pools & Spa’s (extra fee)


All homes, even newly built ones will have defects that will be pointed-out during a BEST HOME Inspection. Deficient items identified, no matter how minor, will be photographed and detailed in a computer generated report for the buyer’s reference and review. We encourage the buyer’s to attend the inspection, walk around with the inspector, ask questions, and the inspector will demonstrate the systems and verbally explain the findings of the inspection to those in attendance at the inspection.

The information provided by BEST HOME Inspection will enable a home buyer to make an educated decision about the prospective purchase; if they want to complete the transaction, do they want to ask the seller to make repairs or reduce the price so they may make repairs, or do they want to buy the property “as is”. Buyers can also determine how much repair and renovation will be needed before or after taking possession.

The BEST HOME Inspection report lists found problem areas by conditions of health & safety, items that should work / operate on a daily basis, and other minor items that eventually need repair.

A BEST HOME Inspection is conducted to the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. These standards and ethics are the internationally accepted guidelines in the inspection industry. An ASHI inspector is best trained and qualified in the business.

So, a thorough ASHI inspection enables a home buyer to avoid costly surprises after they move into their dream home. The inspection is norm for a well-planned home purchase. Good luck, and thanks for taking the time to read this long explanation of “What Is a Home Inspection?”


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