OC: Interior Inspections

The interior of the house refers to the finishes of interior walls, ceilings, floors, doors, counters, cabinets, and stairs. The condition of the house’s interior usually indicates the overall quality of the home and the homeowner’s commitment to its maintenance.

The home inspector should inspect the interior of the house for clues to possible problems like water leaks and structural issues. It is not the home inspector’s job to judge the homeowner’s style or decorative taste.

In addition, inspectors are not engaged in predicting the adequacy, insurability, or remaining life of installed systems, components, and parts. Inspectors do not conduct engineering evaluations such as voltage drop calculations and heating and cooling balancing. They also are not expected to evaluate the eco-friendliness of building materials.