Inspection Scope

Our Scope:

Candid Home Inspection Service provides a thorough report of what we can see in your potential home. Essentially, we look at each home from the top down. Our goal is to provide information on everything we can see and to equip you with knowledge moving forward. Below are the categories we view.

Exterior Components :

  • Landscaping – its effects on the foundation.
  • Siding, trim, exterior and storm windows -general condition of each.
  • Roof, chimney, flashing, valleys-evidence of water penetration, materials, conditions.
  • Gutters, downspouts-general condition, inform of effects of dampness in basement and its ability to carry off rainwater.
  • Driveways, patios, decks, porches-general condition.


Interior Components :

  • Walls, floors, ceilings, windowsGeneral condition of each.
  • Plumbing systemsAll visible fixtures, pipes and drains tested for operation.
  • Electrical systemsutside entrance wiring, service panel, visible wiring, and testing outlets.  
  • Heating/Cooling systemsVisible portion of system and components.
  • AtticVisible roof sheathing, ventilation, insulation and framing.
  • BasementFoundation integrity and evidence of moisture penetration.