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The Scope of a Home Inspection

According to TREC 535.227, a home inspection involves a non-invasive, visual examination of the accessible areas and components of a residential property. The scope of a home inspection includes the evaluation of the property’s foundation, roof, exterior and interior walls, windows and doors, plumbing, electrical systems, HVAC systems, and other structural and mechanical aspects.

The inspection report should identify any defects, deficiencies, or safety hazards that were found during the inspection, as well as recommendations for necessary repairs or upgrades. It is important to note that a home inspection does not include the inspection of inaccessible or concealed areas, such as behind walls or under flooring. It also does not include testing for environmental hazards such as radon, lead, or mold.

The purpose of a home inspection is to provide the buyer with information about the condition of the property before they make a purchase. This information can help the buyer make an informed decision about the property and negotiate any necessary repairs or adjustments to the purchase price.


Being aware of the Scope of a Home Inspection can help you navigate the home buying or selling process with confidence. Remember to hire qualified professionals to evaluate and resolve any identified problems promptly. By addressing these issues, you can ensure a safe, functional, and desirable living environment for you and your family. If you have any questions or want an appointment, contact Bryan & Bryan today at (866) 484-8318 to schedule an inspection. We provide other inspections such as pest control services, stucco services, sewer scopes, irrigation inspections, and more.

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