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InterNACHI's SOP (Standards Of Practice) are followed by 218 Inspect

Frank follows InterNACHI's stringent Standards of Practice on every home inspection!

Based in Duluth, MN - Frank & 218 Inspect follows InterNACHI's Standards Of Practice (SOP), and exceeds InterNACHI's SOP in several areas including our in depth infrared thermal imaging of the home, and additional steps of electrical inspection (including inspection of the electrical panel internals & testing of modern electrical components including built in USB outlets).

Table of Contents

1. Definitions and Scope

2. Limitations, Exceptions & Exclusions

3. Standards of Practice

3.1. Roof 

3.2. Exterior 

3.3. Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace & Structure

3.4. Heating 

3.5. Cooling 

3.6. Plumbing 

3.7. Electrical 

3.8. Fireplace 

3.9. Attic, Insulation & Ventilation

3.10. Doors, Windows & Interior

4. Glossary of Terms

 

1. Definitions and Scope

1.1. A home inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of the accessible areas of a residential property (as delineated below), performed for a fee, which is designed to identify defects within specific systems and components defined by these Standards that are both observed and deemed material by the inspector. The scope of work may be modified by the Client and Inspector prior to the inspection process.


1.2. A material defect is a specific issue with a system or component of a residential property that may have a significant, adverse impact on the value of the property, or that poses an unreasonable risk to people. The fact that a system or component is near, at, or beyond the end of its normal, useful life is not, in itself, a material defect.

1.3. A home inspection report shall identify, in written format, defects within specific systems and components defined by these Standards that are both observed and deemed material by the inspector. Inspection reports may include additional comments and recommendations.


2. Limitations, Exceptions & Exclusions

2.1. Limitations:


2.2. Exclusions:

I. The inspector is not required to determine:

II. The inspector is not required to operate:

III. The inspector is not required to:

 


3. Standards of Practice 

3.1. Roof 

I. The inspector shall inspect from ground level or the eaves:

II. The inspector shall describe:

A. the type of roof-covering materials.

III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction:

  A. observed indications of active roof leaks.

IV. The inspector is not required to:

 

3.2. Exterior 

I. The inspector shall inspect:

II. The inspector shall describe:

III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction:

IV. The inspector is not required to:

  

3.3. Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace & Structure

I. The inspector shall inspect:

II. The inspector shall describe:

III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction:

IV. The inspector is not required to:


 

3.4. Heating 

I. The inspector shall inspect:

II. The inspector shall describe:

III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction:

IV. The inspector is not required to:


 

3.5. Cooling 

I. The inspector shall inspect:

II. The inspector shall describe:

III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction:

IV. The inspector is not required to:

 

 

3.6. Plumbing

I. The inspector shall inspect:

II. The inspector shall describe:

III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction:

IV. The inspector is not required to:

  

3.7. Electrical

I. The inspector shall inspect:

II. The inspector shall describe:

III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction:

IV. The inspector is not required to:


 

3.8. Fireplace  

I. The inspector shall inspect:

II. The inspector shall describe:

III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction:

IV. The inspector is not required to:

 

 

3.9. Attic, Insulation & Ventilation

I. The inspector shall inspect:

II. The inspector shall describe:

III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction:

IV. The inspector is not required to:

 

 

3.10. Doors, Windows & Interior

I. The inspector shall inspect:

II. The inspector shall describe:

III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction:

IV. The inspector is not required to:

 

 

4. Glossary of Terms

 

These terms are found within the Standards of Practice. Visit InterNACHI's full Glossary.

  

 


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218 Inspect Service Area:  The following towns are the core of my local service area.  If you are looking for an inspection outside of this area, reach out to me!  My service area includes (in alphabetical order):  Barnum, Beaver Bay, Carlton, Cloquet, Cromwell, Duluth, Esko, Hermantown, Island Lake, Knife River, Larsmont, Moose Lake, Proctor, Saginaw, Silver Bay, Two Harbors, Wrenshall