Things A Home Inspection Should Include


 A complete home inspection includes a visual examination of the home from roof to the foundation. The home inspector assesses the state of the structure, roof, foundation, drainage, plumbing, heating and cooling systems, visible insulation, walls, windows, and doors.

Only those things that are visible and are  readily accessed will be part of in the inspection.

Most  knowledgeable home inspectors utilize digital photographs of any potential hazards or defects they encounter in their report.

The most thorough home inspection report will also comment on  maintenance items that can save the new homeowner their hard-earned savings over time if they follow the inspector’s suggestions.

Due to  modern  technology, professional home inspectors are able to present to the buyers  a home inspection report right on site, unless it’s a really complicated  house.

At times, people request specialty inspections and tests that are not part of the standard home inspection.  Some of these are, but are not limited to, termite inspections, testing for radon gas, mold, lead paint, and so on.

Normally, a majority of professional home inspectors usually recommend these type of inspections and tests if they feel they’re in your best interest to do so.

Professional home inspectors won’t ever suggest these unless they are confident that it is absolutely necessary. 

Even though  these  suggested  additional tests or inspections can be an added cost, it is in the home buyer’s best interest to have them performed.

Finally, please understand that a pre-sale home inspection is does not replace  a “code compliance” exam.

Depending on the age of the home, it may have different code regulations. 

It is not realistic to assume an older home will be up to modern code.

A pre-sale home inspection focuses on the efficiency of the systems and components, besides any structural and safety issues.

A professional home inspector will give you a complete report  of what he will be inspecting and reporting on, in brief meeting before the inspection. He will in addition,  present a verbal summary report at the end of the inspection.

When the inspector is finished his job it is the perfect time to ask any additional questions you might have about the condition of the property before you proceed forward with the transaction.

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  • Andrew Seth

    Yeah always look for these when considering to buy a new home, always look for things like termites, paints, electricity connection and above all mold, it is good to hire a professional besides doing it on your own.

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