Buyers Home Inspection
One of the biggest purchases you may make in your life time will be a home. The best way to protect you, your family and your investment is by having your home inspected by a trained licensed professional.
- What is a Home Inspection?
- What does a Home Inspection include?
- Why do I need a Home Inspection?
- What will the Home Inspection Cost?
- The Inspection Report!
- Do I need to attend the Home Inspection?
- Do I Need To Consider The Environmentals of my Home?
A home inspection is an objective non evasive, non-intrusive ,visual and / or physical examination and functional testing of the physical structure and systems contained within a home from the basement and foundation to roof top.
What does a Home Inspection include?
The standard home inspection report will cover the condition of the home’s core five component’s and systems with items in between. The inspection will include the physical and functional condition of the Foundation and Structural component’s. The Mechanical systems- Heating / Cooling, Electrical system, Plumbing system and Roof system. In addition, the items in between are but not limited too-the windows, doors, walls, ceiling and insulation to name a few.
Why do I need a Home Inspection?
Buying a home could be the largest single investment you will ever make. To minimize unpleasant surprises and unexpected difficulties, you’ll want to learn as much as you can about the home of your dreams before you buy it. A home inspection may identify the need for costly or major repairs, up and coming expenses, oversights, as well as the need for maintenance to keep it in good condition. After the inspection, you will know more about the house, which will allow you to make an informed decision with the confidence and peace of mind that this is the house for you!
What will the Home Inspection Cost?
The inspection fee will vary base on a number of factors, such as the type of home, the size of the home, its age, crawlspaces etc. In addition, other services may be required by your lender, state, county or town mandates. You may consider these services for your protection and peace of mind. They include, but are not limited too wood destroying inspects, septic, well, water testing, radon testing and mold testing.
Do not let cost be a factor in deciding whether or not to have a home inspection or worse yet in the selection of your home inspector. You get what you pay for! This is not the time to be frugal with the largest purchase of your life. The sense of security and knowledge gained from a through inspection by a qualified inspector is well worth the cost and can be priceless. The lowest-priced inspection is never a bargain.
Use the inspector’s qualifications, including full-time vs part-time status, experience, training, licenses, professional affiliations and continuous education as a guide.
The Inspection Report!
The inspection report is a multi-page report identifying all the components and systems present and operational, tested and functional at time of inspection.
No home is perfect… not even new construction. The purpose of the report is to ensure there are no health and safety issue or concerns present as well as give you a perspective of the conditions of those components. This will help you understand the life expectancy of the systems and components, budget for repairs, maintenance needs or the dreaded replacement costs which could be big costly. The report serves as a tool in giving you peace of mind in aiding you in your final decision on the purchase of the home. However, if and when health and safety issues are identified or components are identified as not functional or broken, it is now a tool for negotiations as needed.
Do I need to attend the Home Inspection?
While it’s not required that you be present for the inspection, it is highly recommended. You will be able to observe and witness what took place during the inspection and gain a better understanding of the issues and concerns identified at the time of inspection. It can be quite an educational experience!
Do I Need To Consider The Environmentals of my Home?
YES! This is likely the biggest purchase in your lifetime. And this is where you plan to have your friends and family gather. Health and safety is everyone’s priority and this is the time to protect you and your family by understanding the environmentals that exist in your future home. It’s not what we can see…its what we cant see! Feel free to click on the links for more information about the more common environmental concerns that can have a impact on you health.
Radon Gas Testing
Water Quality and Testing
Mold Testing and Inspection
Lead Testing and Inspection
Indoor Air Quality Testing and Inspection