What is a home inspection?

A home inspection is is a non-invasive, visual examination of the accessible areas of a residential property and its systems, from the foundation to the roof. A home inspection is designed to identify defects within specific systems and components defined by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) Standards of Practice that are both observed and deemed material by the inspector. This includes:

  • Attic (Insulation and Ventilation)
  • Basement / Foundation / Crawlspace / Structure
  • Deck
  • Doors and Windows
  • Electrical System
  • Exterior
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating/Cooling System
  • Interior
  • Outlying Buildings
  • Plumbing System
  • Sidewalks and Driveways
  • Pool
  • Roof


It may include other structures on the property, and can be combined with testing for radon, and wood destroying organisms (termites, etc.) 

After the inspection process, Downey Inspections will send the client an inspection report that covers the inspection, complete with pictures, analysis and recommendations.

InterNACHI Certification

Downey Inspections is a Certified Professional Home Inspector certified by International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI), CPI #NACHI21051269.

The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) is the world’s largest organization of residential and commercial property inspectors who perform more than 10,000 property inspections every day. As a federally tax-exempt, 501(c)(6) non-profit, InterNACHI provides professional training, accredited education and certification.

Downey Inspections is located in Norfolk, Nebraska and services the general northeast Nebraska area. Call or email us for more information or simply tell your realtor you wish to use Downey Inspections.