Compass Inspections LLC
Pointing you in the right direction
What is a home inspection?
According to New York State, home inspection is defined as the process by which a home inspector observes and provides a written report of the systems and components of a residential building including but not limited to:
Structural Components – foundation, roof masonry structure, exterior and interior components or any other related residential building component recommended by the Home Inspection Council and implemented by the NYS Department of State through the regulatory process
It’s a great decision to hire a certified home inspector to investigate your next home before you sign on the dotted line.
But you might be surprised to learn that certain laws prohibit home inspectors from evaluating certain things in your prospective new home. Home inspectors are not allowed to do things like move furniture, remove some covers, test electrical breakers or gas and water shut-offs, to name a few. If a room has multiple electrical outlets or windows, your home inspector will likely only test one or two as a representative sample.
During the closing process, your local Department of Health is responsible for testing your home’s water supply and septic/sanitary sewer systems. These items are not covered during the home inspection process.
No inspector can make recommendations or offer solutions to problems found during an inspection. We recommend that our clients contact a qualified professional to address any concerns identified.
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