An experienced inspector will prepare your Home Inspection Report with easy-to-read details on:
Our Home Inspector will review the detailed report with you to make sure you understand everything and answer any remaining questions.
A home inspection is a visual process where all of the items typically used within a home are tested and/or operated to verify proper operation or installation. Doors and windows are opened and closed, roofing materials inspected, attics and crawl spaces inspected, air-conditioning and heating systems operated. Polarity of outlets will be tested. The Inspector will fill the sinks and tub(s), run the shower(s), and flush the toilets. All the while making notes on the condition and operation of the components tested. At the conclusion of the inspection, a complete report will be distributed to you. Copies of the report can be distributed to your agent upon your request.
New Construction Inspections
New construction inspections are performed at the completion of construction, but prior to your final walk through with the Builder's Customer Service Representative or Superintendent. It is always a good idea to verify that utilities (gas, water, and electric) have been turned on, either by you or the Builder depending on the Builder's policy. The inspection should be scheduled just a day or two before you final walk through with the Builder. This will ensure that most, if not all, last minute items have been completed prior to your inspection. At the conclusion of the inspection a complete report will be distributed to you.
Seller Inspections (Pre-Listing Inspections)
Listing inspections are very good for the homeowner who may not be in tune with the condition of their home. A great many sales are cancelled due to the buyer's shock at the "functional condition" of the home. It may look great, but have serious technical, safety, or functional issues present without the owner's knowledge. Having the home inspected prior to placing on the market is the ideal way to identify and either repair or disclose the issue found in the Inspection Report. Obviously, repairing the items would be the most beneficial towards completing the sale. However, there may be financial reasons where the owner can't make the repairs. Disclosing them up front and pricing the home based upon that disclosure will often times produce a higher net sales price for the owner.
Maintenance Inspections (Existing Home Owners)
In a home, very few things are maintenance free. While it is a bitter pill for most homeowners to swallow, the fact is that preventative maintenance, with all the time and money it consumes, is still far more cost effective than the crisis management approach of waiting until something breaks and then scrambling to have it repaired. Preventative maintenance can avoid repairs, extend the life expectancy of many components and in some cases, reduce energy consumption. Maintenance inspections are designed to be as thorough as our other inspections. The main purpose of a Maintenance Inspection is to make the home owner aware of all issues, no matter how insignificant, in order to catch minor issues before they become major expenses. Consider it a physical examination for you biggest investment.