I get questions about this all of the time is, “What is a home inspection?”
Definition of a home inspection
- A home inspection is the process by which an inspector visually examines the readily accessible systems and components of a home, in accordance with a Standards of Practice.
- Readily Accessible: Available for visual inspection without requiring moving of personal property, dismantling, destructive measures or any action which will likely involve risk to persons or property.
Here is the lineup for items inspected:
- Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace & Structure
- Attic, Insulation & Ventilation
- Doors, Windows & Interior
Not a guarantee
As much as we would like it to be, a home inspection is NOT a guarantee, because we can’t see some things in the home. For instance, piping in the walls or slab, electrical in the wall and ceiling, and structural members hidden by wall coverings.
When we find discrepancies, we document them on the inspection report so you can make a sound decision! Our inspection reports are state of the art, so that you can read them easier and won’t have as much trouble navigating to the information that you need. Of course we are always available to answer questions for you if needed.
Basically, its like having a physical checkup at the doctor or taking your car to the mechanic for a checkup. As a result, you’ll be better informed and empowered to make an informed decision. If problems are discovered during the course of the inspection, your inspector will recommend repair, replacement or it could require further evaluation by a specialist(plumber, carpenter, roofer, mason, etc.).
Something to remember is that a home inspection should not be treated as a commodity and that there are differences between inspectors and inspection companies.
Some of those differences are:
- Level of knowledge
- Customer service
You have a choice, Inspectors are not the same
We have individual differences, and as a result, may look for slightly different things. This also lends to the fact that all inspectors are not created equal. Because of this, the inspection report from two different inspectors will have slight differences.
It’s important to do a little research and hire a quality home inspector. I do not recommend price shopping in this area, because it’s not the way to go when you want a quality inspection and personalized service.
Remember, this home is one of the biggest if not THE BIGGEST investment of your life. Call me: 747.797.4240 or schedule online.