Questions About Home Inspections 


What is a home inspection?

Home inspections are a non-invasive first step in detecting possible problems with a home. InterNACHI home inspectors are trained to identify problems in a home you are looking to purchase. By following the NACHI standards of practice for residential home inspections, our inspectors will provide you with a thorough inspection report. This will outline potential safety problems, structural defects, non functional systems and more. 

Our home inspection report is a key tool in the home buying process. It will provide you with the details and information you need to make an informed home buying decision.  

We then direct you to the appropriate professional for repair or replacement of the noted defect. 


How long are home inspections "good for"

Home inspections are only "good for" the day of the inspection. Many environmental, human, and other factors all play a part in a homes condition. When the inspector leaves the property additional problems can not be foreseen or documented. 

The home inspection report we provide to you should be used as a snapshot of the homes condition. This will in turn guide you in your home buying process. We will always direct you to a professional that can give you detailed information on the defective system in the home and how much it will cost to repair or replace it. 

Should I get my home tested for radon?


The Environmental Protection Agency and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality recommend ALL homes be tested for radon. Nearly all homes in the united states have some level of radon gas in them. 

Radon is the #1 cause of lung cancer in non smokers. It is a colorless, odorless, tasteless radioactive gas that is naturally occurring in the earth. A radon test will tell you if the level of radon in your home is above the actionable limit. If it is, radon mitigation is a must to protect you and your family. 



International Standards of practice for performing a general home inspection

Because all Assurance Inspections employees strive to deliver the highest quality customer service, we strictly follow the Standards of Practice outline by InterNACHI. Below is a link to those standards so that you know exactly how your home inspection will be performed.

Each home system is outlined, and specific steps are listed as to how that system will be tested. We encourage you to follow the link and read it in its entirety. Even if you do not hire Assurance to inspect your home, make sure whomever you do follows these standards. They are the highest in the industry and internationally reconized.