Special Inspections

The home inspector is the general practitioner, familiar with most of the standard systems in a residential structure. However, he/she is unlikely to have the licensing or expertise necessary to analyze all of the specialty problems that may arise in some inspections. In addition, the inspector is prohibited from doing any sort of destructive testing, which precludes the inspector from making a complete examination of certain portions of systems, such as furnaces. The home inspector may find conditions in a particular structure that require further analysis. Such analysis may have to be performed by a specialty inspector; for example, a soil engineer, a testing laboratory, a furnace service company, or a licensed electrical contractor.