The component systems of a home inspection fall into these general categories:

Site Conditions

Structural Systems


Roof Systems

Plumbing Systems

Electrical Systems

Heating Systems

Air Conditioning Systems


Insulation and Ventilation



The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors also has a similar Standard of Practice (SOP). Please click on the link below the InterNachi logo to review those standards.

New York State licenses and regulates Home Inspectors.  To get a better understanding of what a home inspection consists of click on the link to the Code of Ethics followed by the Standards of Practice. These regulations are very specific as to what a Home Inspector must inspect and what is excluded from the process. Please click on the link below.

 A home inspection is a thorough, non-invasive, visual examination of a home, the property and the component systems of the home at the time of the inspection and the written report of that inspection. 

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