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What We Don’t Inspect?

  • 9 min read

Although Jo observes and notes on hundreds of aspects of a home during an inspection there are some limits to the Standards of Practice (SOP) that either are not part of a General Home Inspection or cannot be observed visually at the time. Jo believes in honestly and clearly and wants everyone to be as prepared and aware of what to expect from and Inspection Report as possible. Below are some common areas people assume a Home Inspector might inspect that are actually outside of the SOP guidelines. 

11 month inspection

11th Month Home Inspection

  • 2 min read

The purpose of an 11th month inspection is to ensure that the home is in good condition and that any issues or defects that have occurred during the first year of occupancy are identified and addressed. It is crucial to schedule this inspection BEFORE the end date of the homes builder warranty. The inspector will typically check the same systems and components that were inspected during the original new home inspection, including the structure, electrical and plumbing systems, HVAC, appliances, and overall workmanship of the property.