The inspector checks the safety of your potential new home along certain guidelines. Home inspectors look at the structure, the construction, and the mechanical systems of the home. Some inspectors specialize to certain areas like the heating/air conditioning systems. An inspector looks over the entire property and produces a report on his or her objective findings.
The inspector does not determine if you are getting good value for the price. The usual report produced by the inspector lists the conditions of the homes: electrical system, plumbing system, heating/air conditioning systems, water heater, insulation, ventilation, water source and quality, foundation, doors, windows, interior walls and ceilings, exterior walls and roof, and the potential presence of pests. Inspection reports may include the average price for repair of any defect.