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
- 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
- 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!