What is a 4-Point Inspection?
A 4-Point Inspection takes a look at the current condition of a residence with a specific focus on the four major systems: HVAC, Roofing, Electrical, and Plumbing. This type of inspection is a common request of insurance companies who may be considering renewing or deciding eligibility of a coverage plan.
What does a 4-Point inspection cover?
HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning): The inspection reveals current age and working conditions of the systems.
Roofing: This looks at the roof covering materials, possible defects and deterioration, potential for leaking, age and life expectancy.
Electrical: Discusses the type of wiring throughout the house identifying possible deficiencies and shortcomings which could result in costly repairs or potential safety concerns.
Plumbing: Evaluates the plumbing systems to determine proper drainage, system components and serviceability, and potential failures or improper practices.
A 4-Point inspection is designed to provide a brief overview of a few selected components of a home. The inspection is limited to the items mentioned and does not compete with a full home inspection in understanding the full condition of a house. As mentioned earlier, the primary use of a 4-Point inspection is to meet the requirements of insurance coverage in select states.