About Home Inspections
A home inspection is a limited, non-invasive examination of the condition of a home, often in connection with the sale of that home. The inspection will reveal any issues that might become problems for the buyer. Inspections are also recommended prior to listing a property, in order to avoid any unpleasant surprises during negotiations.
A walk-through of the house is done by the inspector, conditions of the house are closely scrutinized, and defects and deficiencies are documented, and recommendations for repair are made. The purpose of the inspection is to look for issues that could have an impact from a safety &/or health perspective, and of course from a financial standpoint.
What Happens During An Inspection
Home inspection typically takes two to three hours. The house is looked at from the roof to the basement and surrounding yard etc. A home inspection should include observation of the plumbing, heating, air conditioning, electrical, and appliance systems, as well as observation of structural components: roof, foundation, basement, exterior and interior walls, chimney, doors, and windows.
A detailed inspection report, which includes an evaluation of the condition the home outlining any existing defects and potential problems will be completed within 24 hours.
Do You Need a Home Inspection?
Typically purchasing a house is likely one of the largest purchases a person will ever make but few home owners understand building construction. Our inspector strongly recommends that clients join us during the inspection, this helps us to communicate any serious issues that could be costly in the future. The inspection can identify any issues so the buyer can discuss these with the seller during negotiations.
We encourage clients to ask questions and we provide resources to give the client peace of mind about the future of the home.