This General Home Inspection is limited to visual and non-invasive methods and home inspectors are trained to identify material defects. Material defects are defined by the NJ Home Inspection Advisory Committee as: a condition, or functional aspect, of a structural component or system that is readily ascertainable during a home inspection that substantially affects the value, habitability or safety of the dwelling, but does not include decorative, stylistic, cosmetic, or aesthetic aspects of the system, structure or component.
The inspector will inspect to the best of his ability but since much of the home is hidden behind coverings, or is buried underground, it is possible that the inspector will not identify all deficiencies due to limitations beyond his control and/or responsibility. Knowing this, the inspector disclaims responsibility for inspection of portions, and/or systems of the dwelling that are not readily accessible or viewable.
This General Home Inspection is not a confirmation of proper installations and does not determine compliance with codes, regulations and/or ordinances.
Furthermore, this General Home Inspection does not determine the presence of any potentially hazardous plants, animals, diseases, suspected hazardous substances, adverse conditions such as mold, fungus, toxins, carcinogens, noise, or contaminants in the soil, water, and air. This Inspection will not determine the effectiveness of any system installed and/or method utilized to control or remove suspected hazardous substances.
Home Inspectors are required by state law to follow the NJ Standards of Practice. This document can be found in your report and inspection agreement. The standards are the guidelines for what is and is not to be expected of this home inspection.