A home inspection gives you detailed information about the overall condition of a home prior to purchasing it. The inspection is not designed to criticize every minor problem or defect in a home. Rather, it is intended to report on major damage or serious problems that are in need of attention. In a home inspection, a qualified inspector takes an in-depth, unbiased look at the home to evaluate the physical condition and mechanical systems, identify items that need to be repaired or replaced, and estimate the remaining useful life of major systems or structures.
A home inspector provides a visual, non-invasive inspection of various parts of a property. They do not drill into walls or damage the property to perform tests. The purpose of the inspection is to determine that all the components of a home are in working order at the time of the inspection. A typical home inspection will examine:
- Exterior siding, doors, windows, decks, draining, retaining walls, etc.
- Interior doors, ceilings, floors, windows, and built-ins.
- Structural systems.
- Electrical systems.
- Heating and air conditioning systems.
- Ventilation and insulation.
Be an informed buyer! We recommend that you be present at your home inspection – this is to your advantage. You will be able to clearly understand the inspector’s report, and know exactly which area need attention. Plus, you can ask questions and get answers on the spot, get tips for maintenance, and receive a lot of general information what will help you care for your new home.