Buying a home is the biggest investment you will ever make and with that much money on the line you want to make sure you’re getting a good deal before you sign on the dotted line. During the buying process you could end up looking at dozens of homes before you find on that you want to put an offer on. Now comes the stressful part, making sure that this house will be the home for you. You need a home inspection to make sure that there is nothing wrong with this home and that it is truly ready for you and your family.
Why a Home Inspection
The home inspection is truly an important part of the buying process and please remember that home inspectors like us are here to protect you. When one of our inspectors goes through a potential home there is a comprehensive list of things we look for to determine if there are any problems, how severe they are and if repairs are needed a rough idea of the cost to have those repairs made.
Where We Check
There are key areas of your home that need to be checked and our inspectors will start with the exterior of a home and work our way inside.
Exterior: We walk around the exterior of the home first and we look at the siding, windows, doors, the foundation, driveways and patios. Our inspectors will also look at the lot itself and the slope to see if there is any potential for flooding. We break out the ladder and we will a closer look at your roof, chimney, rain gutters, soffit and fascia for any damage.
Interiors: When it comes to the interior of the home the big things that you want to look at first are the plumbing and electrical. You want to make sure those things are up to code and in good working order. From there we will move around the home checking walls, ceilings, flooring, the basement and all of the elements of your home. We look for thinks like mold and if the furnace and hot water heater are in good working order.
Overall condition: A big part of the inspection process is to look at the overall condition of the home before making any recommendations. We look at not only what needs to be repaired but how many things in the home need to be fixed. We understand how much home repairs can cost and we make sure that all of our clients know exactly what they are getting when they put in an offer on a home.