FHA and VA home loans require the buyer to contract a licensed professional for a home inspection prior to the issuing of the loan. The home inspection includes a thorough inspection of the interior and exterior areas of a home for evidence of wood-destroying insects and wood-destroying organisms. In areas where Drywood termites are prevalent, and in houses where there are no sub-areas, the attic may also be accessed and inspected. After the inspection has been performed, the findings are reported on the appropriate form.
The average home inspection takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes depending on the size and conditions of the property.