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The Home Inspection Procedure

The standard operating procedure (SOP) used in home inspections allows the inspector to focus on those key systems that are most likely to affect the value of the property and/or safety of the occupants. The SOP provides the agreed upon scope of the work to be performed between the client and the inspector. This prior knowledge by the client contributes to their confidence level in the home buying process. The SOP for home inspections adopted by Ridgewood Inspection Services LLP is one developed by interNACHI.org. The subsystems included in the home inspection are as follows, where applicable.

  1. Interior & Exterior Walls, Windows & Doors
  2. HVAC
  3. Basement/Crawlspace
  4. Fireplace
  5. Roof & Attic
  6. Electrical
  7. Plumbing

The Home Inspection Report

​​The home inspection report provides a comprehensive and detailed account of the home inspectors findings. The report is written to help the client make an assessment of the property, which will allow them to make informed decisions in the home buying process.​​

Code of Ethics

​Ridgewood Inspection Services LLC operates under the code of ethics developed by interNACI.org which promotes a high standard of professionalism, business ethics and inspection procedures. The standard provides three key operational attributes for its members.

1. Duty to the Public
2. Duty to Continuing Education
3. Duty to the profession and to interNACHI

Thermal Imaging

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​Thermal imaging is a method of improving visibility of objects in a dark environment by detecting the objects’ infrared radiation and creating an image based on that information. Thermal imaging is a tool used by most home inspectors to evaluate homes for water or air intrusion. Additionally, it is used to validate home heating/cooling systems by providing thermal images showing cold versus hot spots in these systems.