Standard Home Inspection

What Does a Steel Rhino Standard Home Inspection Cover?

Steel Rhino’s certified home inspectors perform all of our home inspections in accordance with the current standards of practice of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. Our non-invasive, visual inspections are designed to find material defects in systems as they exist at the time of the inspection. 

Our home inspection checklist is designed to give the real estate agent or prospective buyer a systematic inspection report on the findings of any readily-accessible major flaws or deficiencies in the significant components and systems of a home.

The Steel Rhino home inspection checklist is used to maximize efficiency and to ensure all of the major sections of the home are taken into consideration. This home inspection checklist is a simplified overview of systems that Steel Rhino home inspectors use when they are inspecting a home.

Inspecting outdoor structures

General home inspection:
List of items inspected

Structural Elements
Construction of walls, ceilings, floors, roof, and foundation.

Exterior Evaluation
Wall covering, landscaping, grading, elevation, drainage, driveways, fences, sidewalks, fascia, trim, doors, and windows.

Roof and Attic
Framing, ventilation, type of roof construction, flashing, and gutters. It does not include a guarantee of roof condition nor a roof certification.

Identification of pipe materials used for potable, drain, waste and vent pipes. including condition of toilets, showers, sinks, faucets and traps. It does not include a sewer inspection.

Systems and Components
Water heaters, furnaces, air conditioning, duct work, chimney, and fireplace. This does not include a chimney flue inspection, or certifications about the major system or component.

Main panel, circuit breakers, types of wiring, grounding, exhaust fans, receptacles, ceiling fans, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and light fixtures.

Dishwasher, range and oven, built-in microwaves, and garbage disposal.

Slab, walls, ceiling, vents, entry, firewall, garage doors, openers, lights, receptacles, exterior, windows, and roof.

Additional Services

  • Pre-Listing Inspections
  • Condominium Inspections
  • Wind Mitigation Inspections
  • 4-Point Inspections
  • Annual Maintenance Inspections
  • Pool and Spa Inspections
  • Builder Warranty Inspections
  • New Build Inspections

Referrals for the Following

  • Wood Destroying Organisms (WDO)
  • Septic and Sewer Inspections
  • Mold Sampling
Steel Rhino inspecting an air handler from an HVAC unit.