What to Expect During Your Home Inspection

What to Expect During Your Home Inspection.

 Homes come in all shapes and sizes, so not every home inspection is exactly alike. However, your inspector will always perform thorough home inspection of hundreds of your home’s essential components, complete with a comprehensive digital report of their findings packed with digital photographs. Your inspector will also be available to discuss their findings, helping you to make informed decisions on the state of the property.

Areas covered during an inspection fall under four categories: 


Your inspector begins with a thorough assessment of the home’s structure, lot and grounds, including the driveway, sidewalks and grading. An exterior inspection also includes evaluation of the foundation, roof system, gutters, windows and siding, electrical drops, water mains, as well as any decks or patios, pools and spas, shops, etc.


Moving inside, your home inspector identifies issues with the home’s walls and ceilings, looking for signs of water intrusion,  settling  cracks or other potential issues. An inspection of the home’s doors comes next, as well as any fireplaces and built-in appliances. 

Structural Components. Your home’s structural components include its foundation, floor/slab, framing and attic. All visible areas of these structures are thoroughly examined for safety, integrity and quality of workmanship.

Major Systems. All accessible portions of the home’s major systems, including heating, air conditioning, and plumbing, are inspected in their entirety. This includes gas appliances, furnace, air conditioning unit, ductwork (as access allows), water heater, plumbing fixtures, and hot/cold water supply. 

Your inspector will also carefully evaluate the home’s electrical system, including the electrical service entrance and panel, as well as electrical branch circuits and outlets.

Preparing your home for our inspectors to get the best possible inspection:

A home inspection is a visual inspection of hundreds of your home’s components. For the best results, please provide easy and clear access to the following areas: Electrical Panels , Attic, Crawl Space Access , Sheds and work shops , Utilities turned on, Alarms De-activated, Pets in kennel if you are not to be home. All of these things help enormously in giving a first time accurate picture of a systems functionality and safety .

We are happy if you want to take part in being present at your inspection. It is all up to you. Some clients prefer to just get emailed the report and discuss it over the phone and others show at the end of the inspection to go over our findings and then receive the report. We try to go to great lengths to accommodate you and your busy schedule . One thing is for sure, that we will stay in constant communication with you during the home inspection process and we are here for you at any time afterwards. You can expect a knowledgeable and professional inspector with your interests in mind.

Expect us to be looking out for your interests

To get a free quote, or if you have questions or special requests, just drop us a line. We look forward to serving you!

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Code of Ethics

Stress-Less Home Inspectors as a member of The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI®) promotes a high standard of professionalism, business ethics and inspection procedures. InterNACHI® members subscribe to the following Code of Ethics in the course of their business. 

  1. Duty to the Public
    1. The InterNACHI® member shall abide by the Code of Ethics and substantially follow the InterNACHI® Standards of Practice.
    2. The InterNACHI® member shall not engage in any practices that could be damaging to the public or bring discredit to the home inspection industry.
    3. The InterNACHI® member shall be fair, honest and impartial, and act in good faith in dealing with the public.
    4. The InterNACHI® member shall not discriminate in any business activities on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, familial status, sexual orientation, or handicap, and shall comply with all federal, state and local laws concerning discrimination.
    5. The InterNACHI® member shall be truthful regarding his/her services and qualifications.
    6. The InterNACHI® member shall not:
      1. have any disclosed or undisclosed conflict of interest with the client;
      2. accept or offer any disclosed or undisclosed commissions, rebates, profits, or other benefit from or to real estate agents, brokers, or any third parties having financial interest in the sale of the property; or
      3. offer or provide any disclosed or undisclosed financial compensation directly or indirectly to any real estate agent, real estate broker, or real estate company for referrals or for inclusion on lists of preferred and/or affiliated inspectors or inspection companies.
    7. The InterNACHI® member shall not release any information about the inspection or the client to a third party unless doing so is necessary to protect the safety of others, to comply with a law or statute, or both of the following conditions are met:
      1. the client has been made explicitly aware of what information will be released, to whom, and for what purpose, and;
      2. the client has provided explicit, prior written consent for the release of his/her information.
    8. The InterNACHI® member shall always act in the interests of the client unless doing so violates a law, statute, or this Code of Ethics.
    9. The InterNACHI® member shall use a written contract that specifies the services to be performed, limitations of services, and fees.
    10. The InterNACHI® member shall comply with all government rules and licensing requirements of the jurisdiction where he or she conducts business.
    11. The InterNACHI® member shall not perform or offer to perform, for an additional fee, any repairs or associated services to the structure for which the member or member's company has prepared a home inspection report for a period of 12 months. This provision shall not include services to components and/or systems that are not included in the InterNACHI® Standards of Practice.
  2. Duty to Continue Education
    1. The InterNACHI® member who has earned the Certified Professional Inspector® (CPI) designation shall comply with InterNACHI's current Continuing Education requirements.
    2. The InterNACHI® member who has earned the Certified Professional Inspector® (CPI) designation shall pass InterNACHI's Online Inspector Exam once every three years.
  3. Duty to the Profession and to InterNACHI®
    1. The InterNACHI® member shall strive to improve the home inspection industry by sharing his/her lessons and/or experiences for the benefit of all. This does not preclude the member from copyrighting or marketing his/her expertise to other Inspectors or the public in any manner permitted by law.
    2. The InterNACHI® member shall assist the InterNACHI leadership in disseminating and publicizing the benefits of InterNACHI membership.
    3. The InterNACHI® member shall not engage in any act or practice that could be deemed damaging, seditious or destructive to InterNACHI®, fellow InterNACHI® members, InterNACHI® employees, leadership or directors. Accusations of a member acting or deemed in violation of such rules shall trigger a review by the Ethics Committee for possible sanctions and/or expulsion from InterNACHI®.
    4. The InterNACHI® member shall abide by InterNACHI's current membership requirements.
    5. The InterNACHI® member shall abide by InterNACHI's current message board rules.