Whether you are buying or selling a home you should always have it inspected by a certified professional home inspector.
If you are buying a home you want to fully understand the home you are about to purchase since it is most likely going to be one of your biggest investments. An inspection will help find any deficiencies in a home allowing you to negotiate the cost of repair with the seller.
If you are selling your home you want to know of any deficiencies so as to not cause any surprise roadblocks in the sale of your home. A home inspection will allow you to address those issues in a timely manner and on your own terms.
You will walk away with a comprehensive report of the home that is easy to understand, complete with high-resolution photos and videos, a summary of any findings that need to be addressed, and suggested next-steps.
Exterior Evaluation: Wall covering, grading, elevation, drainage, driveways, fences, walkways, patios and decks
Roof and Attic: Framing, ventilation, type of roof construction, surface condition, flashing and gutters.
Plumbing: Identification of water main, supply/waste/vent pipes, toilets, showers, sinks, faucets and traps.
Interior: Floors, ceilings, walls, doors and windows
Systems and Components: Water heaters, furnaces, air conditioning, duct work, chimney and fireplace.
Electrical: Main panel, circuit breakers, types of wiring, grounding, outlets and switches, ceiling fans and light fixtures.
Appliances: Dishwasher, range and oven, built-in microwaves, garbage disposal and smoke detectors.
Garage: firewall, garage door, vehicle door and automatic safety openers
Add-on services include: Septic tank and system, sprinkler system, pool and spa
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·Allow adequate time for the inspection- depending on the size of the home or any additional services it can take between 2.5 and 4 hours
·Verify that all utilities are on: electricity, water, gas
·Be sure the inspector will have access areas behind locked doors, crawlspaces, garages and attics
·Be sure to clear areas from around the water heater, heating and air conditioning system, electrical panels, water meters and gas meters
·Ask about or have available any disclosures, transferable warranties, or certificates for any repair or remodel work
"Trust, but Verify"
Similarly we say-
"Inspect What You Expect"