What is a Home Inspection

The home buying process can be confusing and stressful. Not only do you need to consider things such as price and location, you also have to worry about whether the house itself has any problems that could become costly surprises down the road.

The Home Inspection is an unbiased, professional assessment of the condition of the house. It provides you an expert opinion and professional report on the condition of the physical structure and various systems within a house. Giving you peace of mind on what is likely the largest purchase you will ever make. Be sure you pick your inspector to insure he has your interests as a priority.

In order to prepare the report, an inspector must conduct a visual inspection of the house. The inspection process typically takes about 3 hours to complete. This of course may vary, according to the size and condition of the home. We strongly encourage you to accompany the inspector during the inspection. This will give you a chance to ask questions and become familiar with the systems of the home. If you are not able to make the inspection, the results will be discussed over the phone allowing you to discuss the report and ask questions.

We will inspect all the structural elements and systems of the home. Items that will typically be included in an inspection are:

  1. Framing (structure)
  2. Roof and attic
  3. Foundation
  4. Walls
  5. Electrical system
  6. Plumbing system
  7. Heating and air conditioning systems
  8. Kitchen
  9. Bathrooms

Additional items and systems unique to a particular home can also be inspected.

When the inspection is complete, we will tell you of any problems that were discovered. We will also tell you about any routine maintenance that should be performed, as well as answer any questions you may have. You will also receive a computer generated report which includes pictures allowing you to better understand the issues. The report is usually delivered the same day of the inspection.

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