Why Do I Need a Home Inspection?
If you’re buying a house and trying to decide if you should get a home inspection – the answer is YES. In today’s market it’s not uncommon for people to forgo a home inspection in order to make their offer more appealing to the seller, but this is a huge gamble. You may get the house, but you might also get a whole host of unexpected and expensive problems with it. If you want to decrease your chances of getting burned when buying a home, an inspection is key.
When you don’t get a home inspection you’re relying on the seller to disclose everything that’s wrong with the house. This is risky because some sellers just won’t do it, while others genuinely might not know. Having an impartial expert come in and evaluate the house is the best way to get an honest, informed opinion.
What is a Home Inspection?
A home inspector will evaluate the interior and exterior of a structure, looking for several things (including but not necessarily limited to the following list). A good inspection will include:
Checking electrical outlets, switches and the fuse/breaker panel.
Flushing toilets and turning on faucets to make sure they work and provide adequate water pressure.
Operating windows and doors.
Checking the floors, walls and ceilings for any defects.
Checking the accessible basement or foundation for any water leakage.
Inspecting the heating and cooling systems.
Checking out the attic and any accessible crawl spaces to assess insulation.
Examining the closets and under the stairs.
Inspecting chimneys and flues (in some cases chimneys require an additional inspection from a specialist).
Inspecting roof and eavestroughs.
Examining the entire exterior of the building structure looking for signs of weather damage.
Investigating for any issues with exterior decks and railings.
Inspect the foundation looking for cracks or other issues.
Checking the grading around the foundation.
A detailed report delivered within 24 hours detailing the results of the inspection and any recommendations for monitoring or further investigation.
Still Not Convinced?
Check out this article about a couple that chose to purchase without a Home Inspection:
Knowledge Reduces Risk
What You Need
A home is probably the largest purchase you'll ever make, so it's important to understand the condition of your investment. A home inspection will significantly reduce your anxiety by arming you with the knowledge you need to make an informed home-buying decision.
What We Provide
A non-invasive visual home inspection; an evaluation of the accessible interior and exterior structure, systems and components. You will receive a detailed report that includes our findings of any material defects we discover in an easy-to-read format. We will also provide recommendations for monitoring, repair or replacement. And our job isn’t finished until you understand everything in your report.
We adhere to a comprehensive Standards of Practice to ensure that you receive a detailed and accurate home inspection;
We abide by a strict Code of Ethics, which puts you (the client) first and protects your rights as a consumer;
State-of-the-art inspection tools and reporting software so that you can make informed decisions about the home you plan to buy or sell.
Up to date with the industry’s most rigorous Continuing Education Program, which has been awarded more than 1,400 approvals and accreditations by governmental and other agencies.
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