Home Inspections performed in accordance to the Arkansas Standards of Practice are intended to provide the client with objective information regarding the condition of the systems and components of the home as inspected at the time of the home inspection.  

Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics for Arkansas Registered Home Inspectors can be found at: http://www.ahib.org/pdfs/standards.pdf

STRUCTURAL SYSTEM

  • Foundation
  • Floor Structure
  • Wall Structure       
  • Columns
  • Ceiling Structure
  • Roof Structure


EXTERIOR

  • Exterior Wall Covering
  • Flashing & Trim
  • Exterior Doors & Windows
  • Decks, Balconies, Porches, Steps & Railings
  • Eaves, Soffits & Fascias
  • Grading, Surface Drainage & Retaining Walls
  • Walkways, Patios & Driveways


ROOF SYSTEM

  • Roof Covering
  • Roof Drainage Systems
  • Roof Flashings
  • Skylights, Chimneys & Roof Penetrations


PLUMBING SYSTEM

  • Interior Water Supply & Distribution Systems
  • Piping Materials, Supports & Insulation
  • Functional Flow & Leaks
  • Fixtures & Faucets
  • Drain, Waste & Vent Systems
  • Water Heating Equipment
  • Normal Operating Controls
  • Automatic Safety Controls
  • Vent Systems, Flues & Chimneys
  • Fuel Storage & Fuel Distribution Systems
  • Drainage Sumps, Sump Pumps & Related Piping


FIREPLACES &
SOLID FUEL BURNING APPLIANCES

  • System Components
  • Vent Systems
  • Chimneys
  • Proper Clearances

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

  • Electrical Service Drop
  • Service Entrance Conductors, Cables & 
    Raceways
  • Amperage & Voltage Rating
  • Service Equipment & Main Disconnects
  • Service Grounding
  • Interior Components of Service Panels & 
    Sub Panels
  • Conductors
  • Overcurrent Protection Devices
  • Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles
  • Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters


HEATING SYSTEM

  • Installed Heating Equipment
  • Normal Operating Controls
  • Automatic Safety Controls
  • Main Fuel Shut Off
  • Distribution System
  • Vent Systems, Flues & Chimneys


AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS

  • Installed Central Cooling Equipment
  • Normal Operating Controls
  • Refrigerant Lines
  • Main Power Shut Off
  • Distribution System


INTERIOR

  • Walls, Ceilings & Floors
  • Steps, Stairways & Railings
  • Countertops & Cabinets
  • Doors & Windows
  • Garage Doors & Openers


INSULATION & VENTILATION

  • Insulation & Vapor Retarders in Unfinished
    Spaces
  • Attic & Foundation Insulation
  • Mechanical Ventilation Systems