Why Have A Home Inspection?
You have probably read many generalized or standard reasons as to why you should have a home inspection that buying a home is the biggest investment you will make, etc. Of course this is true, but let me try to simplify things using a different analogy…
When I buy a used car, I take it for a test drive. If I like it from that point, I take it to my trusted mechanic to go over it with a fine tooth comb. I request the Car History Report and once I get the report from my mechanic, I make my informed decision. I know the car will not be perfect. What I want to know is what repairs are immediately needed; what parts will last; is it a stable vehicle that will provide me with safe transportation and an estimate of how long before more repairs are needed. Basically, will this car meet all of my needs and still be affordable to me? Now, a used car is a fraction of the cost of a used home!
It is important to understand the condition of your investment. I will provide a non-invasive examination of the home’s accessible structure, systems and components. While a home inspection is not a prediction of future conditions and cannot reveal every concern that exists (or ever could exist), it will significantly reduce your anxiety by arming you with the knowledge you need to make an informed home-buying decision.
Example of Some of the Items/Areas Inspected: (Note: areas must be accessible to be inspected)
• Structural Integrity
• Roof Systems
• Gutters & Downspouts
• Porches & Decks
• Outside Grading
• Garages & Carports
• Windows & Doors
• Fireplaces (if WETT Inspection requested)
• Basements/Crawlspace (seepage)
• Electrical System
• Plumbing System & Fixtures
• Heating & Cooling Systems
• Water Heater Installation
Reports are thorough, yet easy to understand. If there is something you do not understand, I am a phone call away!