The pre-purchase inspection is an essential part of the home purchase. The licensed home inspector is a generalist and understands residential construction and residential systems. This is what I bring to every inspection.
My inspection includes a visual examination of the major mechanical systems such as plumbing, heating/air conditioning, electrical, and structural components.
I’ll also survey the foundation, walls, and the roof to detect discoverable defects or items that do not function as intended. In North Carolina the Licensed Home inspector follows the NC Home Inspection Standards of Practice.