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What is covered in a Home Inspection?

San Diego Inspection Perfection provides buyers, sellers, property owners, & agents with important information essential to evaluating a property’s condition. Through inspection, consultation & detailed reporting we review:

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Standards of Practice

Inspection Perfection adheres to the Standards of Practice governed by CREIA, the California Real Estate Inspection Association, the leading association for California fostering professionalism and education for the home inspection industry.

CREIA provides education, training and support services to its members and the real estate community. CREIA’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice are recognized by the California Business and Professions Codes and are considered the standard of care by the real estate industry and legal profession in the state. CREIA Inspector Members have successfully passed the proctored comprehensive written California Home Inspector Exam on the myriad of systems and components in the construction and maintenance of residential dwellings.

CREIA Standards of PracticePlease click this link to download the CREIA Standards of Practice, to fully understand the scope of a home inspection. (Requires Free Adobe Reader)

Home Inspection Agreement

Inspection Perfection Home Inspection AgreementPlease click this link to download the Inspection Perfection’s agreement (Requires Free Adobe Reader). This agreement closely follows CREIA’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. Inspection Perfection will provide actual agreements with Reports at time of inspection.

Exclusions & Limitations

In accordance of CREIA Standards of Practice below is are summary examples of areas not included in an inspection.  For more details please download the CREIA Standards of Practice.

Below are examples:

Inspectors are not required to:

  • Inspect under floor or attic areas that are not accessible
  • Move stored items
  • Perform any intrusive examination or testing
  • Examine any detached building and structures (other than primary parking structure)
  • Walk on roof surface if, in the opinion of the inspector, there is a possibility of damage to the surface or a hazard to the inspector
  • Electrical – Operate electrical systems or components which are disconnected or shut down
  • HVAC – Determine uniformity, temperature, airflow or balance of heat/cooling system


  • Built-In Appliances
  • Pools and Spas
  • Manufactured Homes

Limitations, Exceptions and Exclusions

  • The inspector may exclude from inspection any system, structure or component of the building which is inaccessible, concealed from view, or cannot be inspected due to the circumstances.

Preparing for a Home Inspection

To maximize a thorough home inspection, it’s important to have uncluttered access to all residential areas, all utitilies on and identify any known issues including non-functioning services, appliances etc.

  • Utilities: Verify all utilities are on including water, electrical and gas
  • Access: Verify access is available to crawlspace, attic, garage, habital rooms.Garage can occupy water heater, HVAC, electrical panel, main water & gas line. Home inspectors require sufficient access to inspect these appliances, flooring, structure and fire proofing.
  • Advise of any known problems including heating, air conditioning system, all appliances, plumbing, electrical, structural….etc.
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