A Home Inspection can identify potential problems and issues with a property that may not be visible to the untrained eye. This can help you make an informed decision about the purchase of a property and can also help you plan for any necessary repairs or maintenance.
While it is not required, we highly recommend that you be present during the Home Inspection. This allows us to explain our findings in person and answer any questions you may have.
A typical Home Inspection is a non-invasive, visual inspection of readily accessible components of the home. HVAC, electrical panel, water heater, roof, eaves, fascia, siding, landscape and grading, attic/crawlspace.. etc. We also use thermal imaging to help find leaks, missing insulation, over-heating electrical circuits.. etc. We follow InterNACHI Standards of Practice, which can be found here: https://www.nachi.org/sop.htm
We recommend scheduling a Home Inspection as soon as you have a property under contract. This allows us to identify any potential issues early on and can help you make an informed decision about the purchase of the property.
If the Home Inspection reveals issues with the property, you may be able to use this information to negotiate with the seller. In some cases, you may choose to walk away from the purchase entirely. In other cases, you may like the purchase even more. Discuss your options with your realtor once you have reviewed your home inspection report.
Whether the home is one hundred years old, or one day old, we always recommend having a Home Inspection done. Peace of mind is worth it in the end.