Just think how the home improvement stores have made “do it yourself’ remodeling sound so easy. Quite often these projects are done without building permits or permit inspections by people that have good intentions but really do not know what they are doing. Many of the homes you visit or are considering might look “OK”, until we take a closer look, many times uncovering safety and health issues. Over 400 potential items are inspected on an average home. Things like unsafe or non- conforming wiring, incorrect plumbing or a bad water heater, improper framing, poor or incomplete insulation, or structural issues. The relatively small cost of a home inspection compared to the investment you will have in your home, is money well spent on your piece of mind.
Wouldn’t it be great to have a professional inspect the home you are considering before you close and inform you as to its current condition?
Additional Information for Home Buyers
Buying a home is one of the most important purchases you will make in your lifetime, so you should be sure that the home you want to buy is in good condition.
A home inspection is an evaluation of a home’s condition by a trained expert. During a home inspection, a qualified inspector takes an in-depth and impartial look at the property you plan to buy.
The inspector will:
- Evaluate the physical condition: the structure, construction and mechanical systems.
- Identify items that should be repaired or replaced.
- Discuss the useful life of the major systems (such as electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning), equipment, structure and finishes.
- Evaluate – doors, windows, walls, foundation, roof, grading, walkways, insulation, ventilation, interior wall covering, siding, plumbing, electrical, soffits, fascia, furnace, water heater, air conditioner.