What Our Inspections Cover
Types of Property Inspections, Single Family Homes, Condo's, Townhouses, Duplex's, New Homes, Older Homes, Homes for Buyers,Homes for Sellers, Investment property, Rental property, Realtors, Insurance Companies, Mortgage Lenders.
Also, the inspection will point out the aspects of the home, as well as the type of maintenance needed to keep it in good shape. After the inspection, you will have a better understanding of the property you are about to purchase and be able to make a much more confident decision.
What the inspection will tell you
The inspection report is a valuble resource of information about the condition of the property because it:
- Outlines the condition of a property's structure, construction, and mechanical systems.
- Estimates approximately how long major systems (like electrical, plumbing, heating, and air conditioning) will continue to run smoothly.
- Identifies any major repair items that pose a significant expense to you, the buyer, in the future.
- Identifies any minor defects that should be repaired or replaced before closing.
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What the inspection evaluates
You should expect the inspection,(depending on the condition of the property) to take anywhere from 2 to 4 hours evaluating your home,
The Lot. The inspection starts by evaluating the lot, included
Foundation and Landscape. The inspection will evaluate the home's foundation, driveway, decks, and patios, water damage, weakening, or deterioration, how water drains on the property can greatly affect the home's foundation and landscape.
- Pooling and seeping water
Roof. The inspection will evaluate the roof. The roof's pitch, The type,(Gable,Hip,Flat, etc) the types of materials used, and the roof's current condition. and estamate the approximate remaining life of the roof covering.
While on the roof the inspection will also include the chimney. (if applicable). Vent pipes, Electrical service mast, Flashings, Gutters, A full examination of all roof penatrations.
Exterior. The inspection will take a close look at the home's exterior. This includes:
Electrical service meter and service panel
Porches, Decks, Patios
If the seller has not kept up with painting and caulking, there may be water damage or other signs of deterioration that the home inspection can alert you to. Any exterior "deficiences " on your home inspection report can be invaluable information to have before you buy.
Crawlspace/Basement, Attic, The inspection will also include a thorough assessment of the home's crawlspace or basement (if applicable) as well as the attic and any eaves that are accessible.
Evidence of leaks
If you ask your home inspector, you can also get a good idea of how energy efficient the home is and what suggestions for improving its efficiency (buying a water heater insulation blanket, adding more insulation, etc.).
Kitchen and Baths. Because many homes experience leaks that can, over time, present big problems, The inspection will spend a good amount of time assessing the kitchen and baths of the home. Knowing about any problem areas can be useful information before you buy.
Appliances That are sold along with the property. Some inspection time will be evaluating the condition of the major appliances that will convey with the sale of the home. These appliances may include,
Your new home inspection will give you an idea of how long you can expect the existing appliances to continue with trouble-free operation. If an appliance needs repair or is nearing replacement, you can plan for this expense ahead of time.
The Interior Rooms, Living, Bed, Halls, Closets,Offices, Dens,The inspection will go through the rest of your new home, room by room. Remember that the inspection is not going to make observations about the cosmetic state of the home; instead, the inspection will be:
Testing electrical outlets/switches
Looking for water damage and evidence of leaks
Looking for broken or sealed-shut windows
Documenting any structural damage
Major Systems. The inspection will spend a good amount of time looking closely at the home's major systems. These systems include:
Water heating system
Heating and air conditioning systems
Plumbing system and fixtures
Not only will the inspection document the current condition of each system, the inspection will give you an approximate estimate of how long each system should continue to run smoothly. If a system is nearing replacement or is in need of repair, you may choose to negotiate the price of the home or, at least, budget ahead for the expense.
How The Home Inspection Can Help You Negotiate The Price,
With a reliable home inspection report in hand, you have great leverage in negotiating with the home's seller about needed repairs or replacements. The seller then has the opportunity to make repairs prior to closing or to reduce the asking price.
How The Home Inspection Will Make You a Better Homeowner,
When you attend the home inspection, ask questions as you walk through the house with the home inspector. You'll learn about the location of shut-off valves and utilities as well as tips for general house operation, setting you up to be proactive in your approach to maintaining your new home.
As mentioned earlier, The home inspection will identify any major repairs that you should anticipate. For example, in evaluating the roof, The inspection will inform you of the roof's existing condition, when the inspection requires repairs may need to be made, what kind of material(s) the roof is constructed of, and what the life expectancy of those materials are. If the repair is imminent, this report can save you from or enable you to save for what might have otherwise been an unexpected expense.
The Home Inspection can help speed up the Closing,
Your home inspection can also help your closing go more smoothly and quickly. Resolving repairs and replacements early can keep your closing on schedule and decrease the number of contingencies in the purchase agreement, making closing easier.
Our program has been designed to assure you a thorough, easy to understand overview of the conditions of the home you are about to purchase. Buying a home is not something you do every day and we provide the information you need for peace of mind.
- We point out major and minor deficiencies to give you the complete picture on your new home's condition
- We identify any major expenditures coming up so you can budget these potential expenses
- We identify any potential safety hazards present
- We show you how various systems work
- We review and explain the conditions found
Your Inspection Report will be detailed and easy to read and understand.
- External Conditions & Surfaces
- Roof, Attic, Insulation & Ventilation
- Plumbing & Electrical Systems
- Heating & Cooling Systems
- Foundations, Slabs & Floors