Scope of Inspection
Thank you for choosing Herron Inspection Services to perform your home inspection. The goal of this inspection and report is to put you in a better position to make an informed real estate decision. This report is a general guide and provides you with some objective information to help you make your own evaluation of the overall condition of the home and is not intended to reflect the value of the property, or to make any representation as to the advisability of purchase. Not all improvements will be identified during this inspection. Unexpected repairs should still be anticipated. This inspection is not a guarantee or warranty of any kind.
Herron Inspection Services performs all inspections in compliance with the Washington State Standards of Practice (WA SOP's). The readily accessible, visually observable, installed systems and components of the home are inspected in accordance with the WA SOP's (available upon request or can be viewed online at https://apps.leg.wa.gov/wac/default.aspx?cite=308-408c) except as may be noted in the Limitations of Inspection sections within this report. This report contains observations of those systems and components that, in the professional judgment of the inspector, are not functioning properly, significantly deficient, unsafe, or are near the end of their service lives. If the cause for the deficiency is not readily apparent, the suspected cause or reason why the system or component is at or near end of expected service life is reported and recommendations for correction or monitoring are made as appropriate. When systems or components designated in the WA SOP's are present but are not inspected, the reason(s) the item was not inspected is reported as well. Please refer to the pre-inspection agreement for a full explanation of the scope of the inspection.
The report is effectively a snapshot of the house, recording the conditions at a certain date and time. Home inspectors cannot predict future behavior, and as such, we cannot be responsible for things that occur after the inspection. If conditions change, The Home Inspector is available to revisit the property and update the report.
Your report includes many photographs. Pictures in this report are used to show an example of the defect mentioned. Not all the defects found will be pictured. Some pictures are intended as a courtesy and are added for your information. Some are to help clarify where the inspector has been, what was looked at, and the condition of the system or component at the time of the inspection. Some of the pictures may be of deficiencies or problem areas, these are to help you better understand what is documented in this report and may allow you to see areas or items that you would not normally see. Not all problem areas or conditions will be supported with photos.
The report has been prepared for your exclusive use as my client. No use by third parties is intended. I will not be responsible to any parties for the contents of the report other than the party named herein. The report itself is copyrighted and may not be used in whole or in part without Herron Inspection Services express written permission.
The Summary Page is provided to allow the reader a brief overview of the report. This page is not all encompassing. Reading this page alone is not a substitute for reading the report in its entirety. The entire Inspection Report, including the WA SOP's, limitations, Scope of the Inspection and Pre-Inspection Notice and Agreement must be carefully read to fully assess the findings of the inspection. This list is not intended to determine which items may need to be addressed per the contractual requirements of the sale of the property. Any areas of uncertainty regarding the contract should be clarified by consulting an attorney or real estate agent.
It is recommended that any deficiencies and the components/systems related to those noted in the report be evaluated as needed by licensed contractors/professionals prior to purchasing the home. Further evaluation is recommended so that the licensed contractor/professional can further evaluate and inspect the remainder of the system or component for additional concerns that may be outside the scope of the inspection.
Thank you for your business and the opportunity to conduct this inspection for you. I am available to you throughout the entire real estate transaction process. Should you have any questions please call or email.
Please refer to the pre-inspection agreement for a full explanation of the scope of the inspection.