There are four basic steps to the home inspection: The inspector explains what is going to take place and asks about any special questions or requests. While the inspection agreement is being reviewed, the inspector will make a quick assessment of the property to get a general estimate of the scope of the inspection. There will be an in-depth walk-through inspection with the client. This involves inspecting all visible areas and reviewing all accessible items and areas. This includes the interior plumbing systems, electrical systems, heating system, central air conditioning system, the roof, attic space (where applicable), walls, ceilings, floors, doors, windows, basement, and the foundation and all structural components. All questions or items of special interest regarding a particular system or structural component would usually be addressed at this time. A final check of the entire property is made for verification that the condition of the property remained the same since the beginning of the inspection. With the conclusion of the inspection, the inspector will prepare a hard copy of the inspection report. All of the deficiencies are entered onto the summary sheet for the client.