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 will provide you an expert opinion and a professional report on the condition
of the physical structure and various systems within a house. Giving you peace of mind
on whatis likely the largest purchase you will ever make. In order to prepare the report,
an inspector must conduct a visual inspection of the house. The inspection process
typically takes 2 to 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.
My Promise to You
Your home is one of the biggest investments that you will make. Choosing the right home
inspector for this major investment can be difficult. Unlike most professionals, you may
not have the opportunity to meet me until after you hire me. Different inspectors have
varying qualifications, equipment, experience, reporting methods, and yes, different
pricing. One thing for sure is that a home inspection requires work, a lot of work.
Ultimately a thorough inspection depends heavily on the individual inspector’s own
effort. If you honor me by permitting me to inspect your new home, I guarantee that
I will give you my very best effort. This I promise you. We will inspect all the structural
elements and systems of the home.
Items that will typically be included in an inspection are:
- Framing (structure)
- Roof and attic
- Foundation Walls
- Electrical system
- Plumbing system
- Heating and air conditioning systems
Additional items and systems unique to a particular home can also be inspected.
Once the inspection is complete, we will inform you of any problems that were
discovered and discuss them with you. Don’t conclude the verbal information as
the final home inspection report. 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 full written report of the inspection with in five days.
Our goal is to discover and then inform you of anything we find that might affect
your purchase decision. We will tell you about any problems we find, and inform
you of what requires regular maintenance that will keep the home and its systems
in top condition.