The Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) describes the job of a home inspector as a visual survey and basic performance evaluation of the systems and components of a home that provides information regarding its general condition.
A simple description for a very complex job! Your home inspector is looking at structural systems, appliances, HVAC systems, electrical systems, plumbing components, appliances, roofs, outbuildings, garages, and much more. Safety is a key focus of the inspection as well, which includes testing smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, garage door openers, and structural defects that could cause harm. We’ve compiled a list of resources to help you understand more about how the home inspection works at a high level.
Home safety education and provision of safety equipment for injury prevention
Designing the home falls and accidents screening tool (HOME FAST): selecting the items
Eliminate hazards in your home: a safety checklist with recommendations
Evaluating The Safe Living Guide: A Home Hazard Checklist
Read More Home Inspection Resources
View and read our learning center’s additional home inspection resources:
General Home Safety Inspection
Heating and Air Conditioning Inspection
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