Home Inspection

Home inspection began as a consumer service in the early 1970’s in direct response to the growing demand by home buyers to learn about the condition of a house prior to purchase. A home inspection performed in accordance with ASHI’s Standards of Practice helps buyers to make a sound purchasing decision based on accurate, objective information.

American Society of Home Inspectors

ASHI is the oldest and most respected professional organization of home inspectors in North America. Its purpose is to build public awareness of home inspection and enhance the technical and ethical performance of professional home inspectors.

Standards of Practice

The ASHI Standards of Practice guide home inspectors in the performance of their inspections. They are the most widely accepted home inspection guidelines in use, and include all of the home’s major systems and components. The ASHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics are recognized by many government, professional, and legal authorities as the definitive standard for professional performance.

Code of Ethics

The American Society of Home Inspectors Code of Ethics stresses the home inspector’s responsibility to act in a strictly fair, impartial, and professional manner, and protects consumers from conflicts of interest.

Inspector Qualifications

Selecting the right home inspector can be as important as finding the right home. Members of ASHI have demonstrated their proficiency by performing no fewer than 250 fee-paid inspections in accordance with the ASHI Standards of Practice; they have also passed written examinations testing their knowledge of residential construction, inspection techniques, report writing, and ASHI’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. Membership in the American Society of Home Inspectors is an earned credential, and the best evidence of an inspector’s competence and professionalism.