So you’re looking to get a home inspection done, or perhaps you have one scheduled. It seems rather straightforward, right? A home inspection is an evaluation of the home you own or are looking to purchase so that you know all the problems moving forward. Right? Well, there’s a little more to it than that.
While there is overlap in home inspections, like any trade there are a lot of differences too—individual firms and individual inspectors might do things a little bit differently and bring their own skills and personalities to the property. We would like to explain what our process is so as to ensure that all involved know what to expect moving forward.
This article explains what the Oregon and Washington home inspector Standards of Practice have to say (or not say) about smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors, highlights what some of the requirements are about each for real estate transactions (which have nothing to do with inspectors), and how Nickelsen Home Inspections, LLC handles smoke/CO detectors and alarms. At the end, we include links that may be important to you. By reading this material and checking the links, you will know what is included and not included in the inspection process and what is required during real estate transactions.