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The Standard Inspection


Our Standard Inspection covers the architectural, structural, and mechanical items outlined in the American Society of Home Inspectors Standards of Practice (SOP).

So what does all that mean?  

  • Architectural: These are the things most people see as the 'home'.  The walls, the roof, the floors, etc.  The components that enclose your home and keep the weather out and make it livable.
  • Structural: These are the things that hold everything architectural together and up.  The foundations, the beams, the sills, the floor joists, the studs, the ceiling joists, and the roof rafters.  These are the things that support your home.  Without them, or if they are damaged, your house may not stand up very much longer.
  • Mechanical: These are the things that make your house 'work'.  Water service and lines, gas service and lines, electricity service and wiring, heating and cooling equipment.  The things that make your home comfortable.  
  • SOP: Standards of Practice.  This is the listing of what I am to do, and what you can expect of me.  It's a document stating what I inspect and how I will inspect it.  Here is a link to the American Society of Home Inspectors web page with those Standards of Practice. Please read them!



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Last modified: January 02, 2012