Home Inspection by Definition
The purpose of a home inspection is to assess the condition
of the residence at the time of the inspection using visual
observations, simple tools and normal homeowner operational
controls; and to report deficiencies of specific systems
and components. Inspectors must perform all inspections in
compliance with the SOP set forth by the Washington state
department of licensing.
A home inspection is not technically exhaustive and does
not identify concealed conditions or latent defects. This SOP
is applicable to buildings with four or fewer dwelling units
and their attached garages or carports.
For Exclusions and limitations please see WAC 308-408C-030