EMP (Electrical, Mechanical which includes heating & cooling & built in appliances, Plumbing) inspection
According to Oklahoma law, there are certain standards of practice that a home inspector must inspect:
- Roofing, Chimneys, Roof Structure in Attic, Insulation, Ventilation
- Kitchen components and appliances
- Bathrooms and components
- Structural components
- Heating, Cooling, Fireplaces
Those are the main categories of a full home inspection, there are many items to inspect under each category.
In my opinion, some items can be overlooked in the “EMP” inspection alone such as:
Venting of roof and crawl space, insulation, garage, individual rooms, roofing and penetrations, drywall and wall covering condition, flooring condition, doors and window safety, decks, balconies, stairways and railings, kitchen cabinets, structural components, just to name a few.
So from the above list 1-10, these would have to be excluded: Structural, Exterior, Roof, Rooms, Insulation and Ventilation, Garage.
An EMP inspection is a good cost effective option, however the full home inspection allows me to get a picture of the entire house rather than just looking at a few systems.