Guidance for Your Home Purchase

FAQ's About Home Inspections


The home inspection typically consists of an evaluation of the structure of the home and the mechanical systems supporting it. Other inspections that are typically requested by buyers include a radon test, an analysis of wood destroying insects, and a review of the septic system condition (if the property is not served by the public sewer system).

The topics below address the most common inspection questions. If you have additional questions regarding the home inspection process, feel free to contact your Kienlen Lattmann Sotheby’s International Realty Sales Associate.

Much of the information below is provided courtesy of ASHI, the American Society of Home Inspectors. Visit their website at for additional information.