The home inspection is a visual examination of the all the systems and physical structural elements of the property. Our emphasis is on identifying existing or potential problems that would affect a purchaser’s buying decision.
A home is the largest purchase most people will ever make. Every buyer should find out about the house before the close. That way you can avoid costly surprise repairs and problems with your new home. Finding them early will allow you to address them before the close of the property. The report will give you a good understanding of the condition on the home.
Our standard report covers all the major systems and structural elements of the home. This includes the condition of the homes heating and air conditioning systems, plumbing and electrical systems, roof, foundation, attic and visible insulation, walls, doors, windows and all visible structures.
The time will vary depending on both the size and condition of the home. For most homes, 2-3 hours is pretty typical. But for larger homes, or homes in poor condition, it may take longer.
Does a newly constructed need an Inspection? Absolutely, we can spot potential problems early, while they are still easy to correct. It’s especially valuable to arrange a home inspection before the interior walls are finished. As building professionals, we may find problem areas where the builder has taken shortcuts or not done good work.
Chances are that even if you are very familiar with new home construction, you still don’t have the knowledge, training and experience of a professional Home Inspector. Weve inspected thousands of homes. We are not only familiar with all the systems of a home, and how they work and need to be maintained, but we also know what to look for to tell us that they are getting ready to fail. But beyond the technical expertise and experience a professional inspector brings, it is important to remember that the inspector remains an impartial third party. If you are involved in buying or selling a house, it’s impossible for you to remain completely unemotional about the house, and this may cloud your judgment. The professional inspector will provide an objective outside reporting of the facts.
Our report will tell you the condition of the house, including needed repairs and expenses. No house is going to be perfect. It is up to you to decide how any problems the inspection uncovers might affect your decision to purchase. Or perhaps the seller will lower the price or offer more favorable contract terms. In the end, the decision rests with you, but knowing about potential problems, before you buy, gives you the power to negotiate and make the best decisions.
The code of ethics of National Association of Certified Home Inspectors prohibits its members from doing repair work on properties they inspect. This assures that there will never be any conflict of interest by the inspector. Our purpose is to provide an unbiased, objective third party report on the condition of the home.