Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is a Home Inspection?
A home inspection is an evaluation of the overall condition of a residential property, which is useful for home buyers as well as real estate professionals. It helps the parties to a home sale understand the functions of the various systems and components of the home, as well as the maintenance issues related to homeownership.
An InterNACHI-Certified Professional Inspector is trained to identify material defects within a home's specific systems and components that may have a significant, adverse impact on the value of the property, as well as those that pose an unreasonable risk to the home's occupants.
What's included in a standard inspection?
Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace & Structure
Doors, Windows, & Interior
Heating & Cooling
Attic, Ventilation & Insulation
What is a InterNACHI?
The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors – InterNACHI® – is the world’s largest trade organization of residential and commercial property inspectors. InterNACHI® is a federally tax-exempt, 501(c)(6) non-profit membership trade organization headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, and operates in 65 different countries and nine languages. InterNACHI's Vision and Mission Statement
InterNACHI® is the inspection industry’s largest provider of education and training. InterNACHI® and the InterNACHI® School is recognized, approved, or accredited by more than 100 state, government, and non-government agencies to operate as an online education provider for home inspectors, contractors, and real estate agents.
What is an InterNACHI Certified Professional Inspector and why should I hire one?
InterNACHI® inspectors are trained and certified by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, the world’s largest association of residential and commercial property inspectors. InterNACHI® provides its members with accredited training and education, free benefits, expert advice, and peer support—all to help them serve their homeowner-clients with the highest-quality inspections for their largest investments.
As an InterNACHI® Certified Professional Inspector®:
I'm required to stay up to date with the industry’s most rigorous Continuing Education through online, video and live training courses, which have been awarded more than 1,400 approvals and accreditations by governmental and other agencies;
I adhere to a comprehensive Standards of Practice to ensure that you receive a detailed and accurate home inspection;
I abide by a strict Code of Ethics, which puts my clients first and protects their rights as consumers; and
I use state-of-the-art inspection tools and reporting software so that my clients can make informed decisions about the homes they want to buy or sell.
What is the $25,000 Honor Guarantee?
InterNACHI® is so certain of the integrity of our members that we back them up with our $25,000 Honor Guarantee.
InterNACHI® will pay up to $25,000 (USD; maximum collective aggregate) for the cost of replacement of personal property lost (and not recovered, restituted or insured) during an inspection and stolen by an InterNACHI®-certified member who was convicted of or pleaded guilty (or no contest) to any criminal charge resulting from the member's taking of the client's personal property. Claimant agrees that the exclusive venue for any action against InterNACHI® arising out of this Honor Guarantee is the District Court in Boulder County, Colorado. InterNACHI's Honor Guarantee is valid throughout the U.S. and Canada.
What is the Buy-Back Guarantee?
If your participating InterNACHI Certified Professional Inspector misses something, InterNACHI will pay you whatever price you paid for the home.
And now for the “fine print”:
It's valid for home inspections performed for home buyers and home sellers by participating InterNACHI® Certified Professional Inspectors® only.
The home must be listed for sale with a licensed real estate agent.
The Guarantee excludes homes with material defects not present at the time of the inspection, or not required to be inspected, per InterNACHI's Residential Standards of Practice.
The Guarantee will be honored for 90 days after closing.
InterNACHI® will pay you whatever price you paid for the home.
Certified and Adheres to COVID-19 Safety Guidelines.
Trained and updated on changing guidelines issued by the CDC, and other federal agencies and authorities on COVID-19, symptoms of COVID-19, emergency warning signs, how COVID-19 spreads, steps all workers can take to reduce the risk of exposure, develop an infectious disease preparedness, and response plan, prepare to implement basic infection prevention measures, procedures for identifying sick people, workplace flexibilities and protections, workplace controls, safe work practices, impacts of handwashing, personal protective equipment, and the four classifications of risk.
What is a Pet Friendly Inspection?
In addition to conducting your home inspection, I will complete a Pet Friendly Inspection and complete a Pet Safety Checklist. This information will be provided to you and