This is a VISUAL inspection only. The scope of this inspection is to verify proper performance of the homes major systems, we do not verify proper design. The following items reflect the condition of the home and its systems at the time and date the inspection was performed. Conditions of an occupied home (and its systems) can and do change after the inspection is performed (i.e. leaks can occur beneath sinks, the water may run at toilets, the walls, doors, and flooring, may be damaged during moving, the kitchen sink disposal may get jammed, the dishwasher may leak, etc.).
The furnishings, personal items, and/or systems of the home are not dismantled or moved. A 3 - 4 hour inspection is not equal to "live-in exposure" and will not discover all concerns with the home. Unless stated in writing, we will only inspect/comment on the following systems: Electrical, Heating/cooling, Appliances, Plumbing, Roof and Attic, Exterior, Grounds, and the Foundation. NOTE: This inspection is not a warranty or insurance policy. The limit of liability of Inspector Cluseaus Home Inspection Service, Inc. and its employees, officers, etc. does not extend beyond the day the inspection was performed.
Cosmetic items (i.e. peeling/falling wall paper, scuffs on the walls, floor coverings, nail holes, normal wear and tear that is common in an occupied home, etc.) are not a part of this inspection. In addition, we do not inspect for fungus, rodents, or insects, of any type.
Although every effort is made to inspect/access all systems, it is not possible to describe every defect within the home. Various areas of the home may be inaccessible/not visible due to furniture and/or storage. Due to this, the home should be carefully reviewed during your final walk-thru as the home should be vacant and clear of obstruction. This is your opportunity to assure that no new concerns have occurred since the date of this inspection, that all requested repairs have been completed, and to verify that all systems are in proper, working condition (i.e. the plumbing system, appliances, electrical system, heating/cooling systems, etc.). NOTE: Please contact the office immediately if you suspect or discover any concerns during the final walk-thru (865-691-6158).
Home inspectors are generalist, who report on readily visible issues/concerns with a home. Inspectors do not provide methods or estimates of repairs and because inspectors are generalist, it is their duty to recommend further review by licensed specialist, contractors, etc. to allow you the opportunity to get a detailed review of any item noted in this report that you deem to be a concern. Should a repair method be provided, correction of the condition is not guaranteed. We recommend methods of correction, estimates, and repairs be performed by qualified, licensed contractors, or specialty trades people that you personally contact to assure the concerns are properly reviewed and corrected. In listing a possible method of correction, the inspector is not offering any opinion as to who should take responsibility for addressing any of these concerns. It is our recommended that you consult with your Real Estate Professional, Attorney, and/or Contractor for further advice with regards to any of the items/concerns listed in this report.
Although this report may identify products involved in class action lawsuits and/or recalled by the products manufacturer, this report will/may not identify ALL products. NOTE: There are numerous products involved in manufacturer recalls and/or class action law suits. Identifying products involved in manufacturer recalls or a class action lawsuit is NOT a requirement for Tennessee licensed Home Inspectors. You should seek the service of a qualified consulting company experienced in identifying manufacturer recalls and/or products involved in class action lawsuits.
For a fee, we will inspect all item/s requested for correction/repair to assure the item/s have been properly addressed. Please contact the office to schedule this service.
This inspection report and all information contained within is the sole property of the client/s named in this report and is not to be shared/passed on without the owners consent. Doing so may result in legal action.