About Home Inspections
About Home Inspections

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What to expect from a Home Inspection:

Let’s face it, buying a home can be a stressful process. A proper Home Inspection will help you make an informed decision and bring you the peace of mind you deserve.

A home inspection is:

  • An excellent tool to help you make an informed decision when buying a home.
  • A valuable asset when you are selling a home.
  • An overview of the property looking for significant items, rather than an all-inclusive technical audit.
  • A performance-based inspection rather than a design or code evaluation.
  • A representative sampling of the many systems and components in a home. An inspector will not test every electrical receptacle, and may only operate one window per room, for example.
  • Focused on the big visible items that might affect a typical person’s buying decision. This includes major issues with the structure, roof, heating, cooling, plumbing, and electrical systems.
  • A fair comparison of a Home Inspector would be a family doctor. A family doctor can give you a general overview of your health, but does not perform MRI’s or surgery. They defer to the specialists for those services.
  • Designed to give you peace of mind and reduce your risk, not eliminate or assume it.

A home inspection is not:

  • Invasive, destructive, or exhaustive.
  • Able to predict the future, or see through walls, carpets, storage, and furnishings.
  • Able to identify intermittent problems. If it’s not raining, it is difficult to tell if there is an active roof leak.
  • Intended to identify every problem in the home. Two - four hours does not allow enough time to do so.
  • A design review of the structure, mechanical or electrical systems, for example.
  • A code compliance check. Homes that may have complied with a code at the time they were built, may not comply now. (Building Code, Plumbing Code, Electrical Code, Gas Code, etc.)
  • An evaluation of the aesthetics of the home.