What We Inspect?

Ambika home inspection performs inspection of readily accessible, visually observable, installed house systems and components according to the standard and methodology.


Structural Components

  • Structural components including the foundation and framing.


  • Wall covering, flashing, and trim.
  • Exterior doors.
  • Attached and adjacent decks, balconies, stoops, steps, porches, and their associated railings.
  • Eaves, soffits, and fascias where accessible from the ground level.
  • Vegetation, grading, surface drainage, and retaining walls that are likely to adversely affect the building.
  • Walkways, patios and driveways.
  • Landscaping structure attached or adjacent to the building when likely to adversely affect the building.
  • Garage and carport.
  • Garage doors and garage door operators.


  • Roofing materials.
  • Roof drainage system.
  • Skylights, Chimneys, and roof penetration.


  • Service drop.
  • Service entrance conductors, cables, raceways.
  • Service grounding.
  • Interior components of service panels and subpanels.
  • Service equipment and main disconnects.
  • Overcurrent protection devices.
  • A representative number of installed lighting fixtures, switches, and receptacles.
  • Ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI) and arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCI).


  • Interior water supply and distribution systems including fixtures and faucets.
  • Drain, waste, and vent systems including fixtures.
  • Water heating equipment and associated venting systems.
  • Drainage sump, sump pump, and related piping.
  • Fuel storage and distribution systems.


  • Readily accessible components of Installed heating equipment.
  • Vent systems, flues and chimneys.
  • Fuel storage and distribution system.

Air conditioning

  • Permanently installed air conditioning equipment.
  • Distribution system.


  • Walls, ceilings, and floors.
  • Steps, stairways, and railings.
  • Representative number of countertops and installed cabinets.
  • A representative number of doors and windows.
  • Garage vehicle doors and garage vehicle door operators.

Insulation and Ventilation

  • Insulation and vapour barrier/retarder in unfinished spaces.
  • Ventilation of attics and foundation areas.
  • Mechanical ventilation system.
  • Kitchen, bathroom, laundry, and similar exhaust systems.

Fireplaces and fuel burning appliances

  • System components.
  • Chimneys and vent system.


Source: CAHPI (2012): 2012 National Standards of Practice