There are several standards that home inspector’s follow, but the absolute minimum that they must follow is the TN State Home Inspection Standard found at : https://publications.tnsosfiles.com/rules/0780/0780-05/0780-05-12.20141104.pdf
If the Inspector is a Member of ASHI, they voluntarily also follow a stricter standard found at:
If the Inspector is a member of InterNACHI, in addition to the State Standard, they follow the following:
The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) also publishes a Code of Ethics in addition to the Standards of Practice that outlines what home inspectors should do, and should not do in regard to professionalism, conflicts of interest, good faith and public perception. That Standard is available at: https://www.homeinspector.org/Resources/Code-Of-Ethics
In general, the home inspector’s report should cover the condition of the home’s heating system; central air conditioning system (temperature permitting); interior plumbing and electrical systems; the roof, attic and visible insulation; walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors; the foundation, basement and structural components.
At Accu-Spec Inspection Services, we encourage buyers to attend the home inspection so that they can better understand the findings and ask questions. You can rest assured that as ASHI Members, we are following the highest industry standard. We avoid potential conflicts of interest and strive to provide value second to none in the industry; and, we strive to demonstrate integrity in all our home inspections and related services.
Some other services that are not included, but can be contracted for at the same time as the home inspection that you might want to consider adding are:
-Lead Paint Testing
Contact us at 865-453-9965 for information or to book your next Home Inspection!