Home Inspection | The Main Checkpoints of a Home Inspection


Home Inspection | We all know that when we are house hunting we look for the aesthetics of a home to

But what exactly do home inspections cover? We’re going to talk about the checklist of a home inspection and what to expect from your experience.


What matters most in home inspections


Some aspects of home inspections may vary, but the key focus of any home inspector will be the home’s physical condition. The inspection itself should take a few hours, and will often include photographs and notes of the inspector’s findings. Here’s a list of the items on the checklist:


  • Foundation
  • Roof
  • Attic
  • Rain gutters/downspouts
  • Electrical panel, light switches, power outlets
  • Thermostats and HVAC unit
  • Plumbing fixtures, faucets, water heater
  • Appliances
  • Walls, ceilings, and floors
  • Doors and windows
  • Stairs, steps, and railings
  • Porches and balconies
  • Walkways and driveways
  • Basement
  • Garage


What might be included


If an inspector comes across anything in addition to the above checklist, he or she may include it in the report. Here are some examples of what may be included on your report:

  • Landscaping and trees
  • Lawn sprinklers
  • Fireplace and chimney
  • Drainage in yard
  • Mice and other rodents
  • Termites and/or carpenter ants
  • Odors


If you want to increase your confidence in the home buying process with high-quality inspection practices, Beryl Engineering and Inspection can help. Beryl has licensed and certified home inspectors who offer flexible scheduling, easy-to-read reports and more than 15 years of experience. Contact us today to ask how we can help you.determine how much cosmetic work it may need. We value its location and proximity to the places we frequent. But we can’t always see what’s going on behind the walls, in the attic, or under the floors. That’s why we rely on home inspections to tell us the most important information about the house we’d like to call home.