Thank you for allowing Horizon Point Inspections to conduct your whole house inspection. We have prepared this confidential report for your personal use only. We suggest you read the ENTIRE report, if there is anything you don't understand within this report, please feel free to call your inspector for further clarification.
Your home inspection report is based on the VISIBLE condition of the major systems and components accessible at the time of the inspection. This inspection is not a warranty, insurance policy or guarantee for your new home. Horizon Point Inspections follows the ASHI Standards of Practice than an exhaustive evaluation of a system or component. The ASHI SOPs are within this report and were sent as an attachment with your confirmation email after you scheduled your inspection.
This inspection is not intended to list or point out cosmetic issues. For example, drywall nail pops, loose baseboard, squeaky floors, or loose door handles. We are looking for the proper function and safe operation of the systems and components of the house. These systems include the roof and chimney system, exterior cladding and drainage system, interior components including the walls/ceilings, garage door, windows, electrical outlets and fireplace, attic system, electrical system, structural, plumbing, and HVAC systems.
During your inspection, a representative number of building components were viewed in areas that were accessible. We cannot inspect items concealed within the walls, under concrete slabs or in other areas not visible without removing permanently assembled components or moving personal property.
Your inspection was conducted according to the Standards of Practice of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and is intended to provide you (client) with information about the condition of inspected systems and components at the time of the inspection. Horizon Point Inspections does provide additional services above and beyond the ASHI Standards of Practice. All of our ancillary services are provided through our 3rd party vendors.
Your inspector shall inspect readily accessible, visually observable, installed systems and components listed in the ASHI Standards of Practice. Horizon Point will provide you with a written report stating any systems or components inspected that, in the professional judgment of the inspector, need repairs or replacement, are not functioning as intended, unsafe, or near the end of their intended service life. Your inspector is not required to determine methods, materials, or document cost for corrections. The inspector shall list any systems or components that were not present or could not be inspected and why the component was not inspected.
Please review our the link below for the typical life expectancy of items in your home.
Life Expectancy Chart
Building requirements change, this is NOT a code inspection. While this inspection company makes every effort to point out safety issues, we cannot point out all safety issues that may be covered or concealed at the time of the inspection. It is common that homes of any age will have had repairs performed by the owner and some repairs may not be in a workmanlike manner. Some areas may appear less than standard. This inspection company looks for items that are defective, unsafe or not functioning as intended. Sometimes homes have signs of damaged wood from wood destroying insects. We suggest having a wood destroying insect inspection by a licensed pest control company prior to closing to investigate for wood destroying insect activity.
We suggest having a qualified contractor in the respected trade repair or replace any of the noted observations items documented in this report prior to closing. Horizon Point Inspections does not perform re-inspections of any of the listed items in this inspection report. It is the client's responsibility to collect the proper receipts and documentation for any requested repairs from the sellers or sellers agent prior to closing.
If this is a vacant or foreclosed property, there is an increasing potential that some adverse conditions affecting the systems and components of the house will not be visible during the inspection and may become evident only after completion of the inspection. We suggest having an air quality and/or mold test conducted for homes that have been vacant for an extended amount of time.
If the plumbing, heating, cooling or electrical systems are not on at the time of the inspection we will not be able to complete the inspection. A follow-up inspection will need to be scheduled and additional fees may apply.
Horizon Point Inspections will not restore service to or make arrangements to have service restored to any system or component which is not on at the time of the inspection. This inspection company will not remove any system or component from service or make arrangements to have any system or component removed from service subsequent to the inspection.
We would like to thank you for selecting Horizon Point Inspections, please feel free to call if you have any questions concerning your inspection report.
The Horizon Point Team