Done Right Home Inspection
Following Are Some Home Inspection Facts
Thinking of Listing Your Home.
Before you list your home with a realtor I recommend doing a pre-inspection. The reason I suggest is experience from past inspections where I found a problem with ( Mold, Major Electrical issues, Water Intrusion and very high radon air readings.) Now with that said you now have to sign an addendum with the realtor and every future prospective buyer will see the addendum and may delay the selling of your home.
WHAT IS A HOME INSPECTION?
A home inspection is an objective visual analysis of a home’s structure and systems at the time of the inspection. It determines areas of a home that are not performing properly, as well as items that are beyond their useful life or unsafe. Inspections include the home’s interior and exterior, from roof to foundation, and exterior drainage and. If problems or symptoms are found, the inspector may recommend further evaluation. A home inspection is not a warranty.
WHY DO I NEED A HOME INSPECTION?
Buying a home is one of the largest purchases you will make. It’s important to know as much as possible about it. A home inspector is trained to evaluate the home in detail and give you a report that allows you to make a good decision about the purchase. The report describes the home in detail and highlights areas that are problems. Piece of mind... Priceless
A home inspection is a good idea even if you are already a homeowner. Many homeowners live in homes with serious problems that, if identified early, can save on repair costs. Water leaks can cause serious and costly problems, but if caught early can be repaired at little cost.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A HOME INSPECTOR:
Find out how much experience the inspector has. If they have not been performing inspections very long it doesn’t mean they’re not qualified, it just means you’ll need to ask more questions.
Has the inspector gone through any extensive training in home inspection? You may also ask what other related experience they have—many inspectors in the building trades for several years have considerable knowledge of home construction.
Is the inspector a member of a professional home inspection organization?
Does the home inspector carry Professional Liability Insurance (Errors and Omissions Insurance)? Very Important
WHAT DOES A TYPICAL HOME INSPECTION INCLUDE?
The home inspector’s report reviews the condition of the home’s heating system, plumbing, electrical system, and central air conditioning system (temperature permitting), as well as the roof, attic, visible insulation, walls, ceilings, floors, windows, doors, foundation, basement, landscaping, and visible structure.
WHAT WILL A TYPICAL HOME INSPECTION COST?
Each home inspection company has their own pricing structure. Inspection fees vary based on the area of the country and type, size, and features of the home or building. Most home inspectors will charge extra for services such as radon testing, termite inspections, well and septic inspections.