What is a Home Inspection?
A home inspection is an objective visual examination of the structural components and systems of a home. This can be thought of as a home detective work. Starting with research on the home’s history to a system by system inspection of the home. I’m looking for clues and physical evidence of issues effecting visible structural components. If any issues or conditions are found to be concerning, the inspector may recommend further evaluation and corrections by qualified licensed contractor.
What does a Home Inspection include?
The standard home inspection will observe and describe the conditions of the Roof, Attic, Foundation, Exterior, Electrical System, Plumbing System, HVAC System, Structure, Grading and Drainage , Decks, Walkways, Patios, Steps, Stoops, Porches, Insulation, Walls and Ceilings, Doors, Built in Appliances, Crawlspace and Garage.
Why should I have a Home Inspection?
Making an informed home buying decision starts with preparing yourself with the evidence of property conditions. Buying a home is likely the largest purchase you will ever make. Learning as much as you can about the condition of your potential purchase can really help alleviate any repair surprises. A home inspection report can give home maintenance guidance long after the purchase is done.
Can a home fail an inspection?
In a word, No. Home inspections are a visual examination of the current property conditions. Home inspections do not verify code compliance, nor do they try to interpret the market value of a home. Home inspections are not a pass / fail determination. Home inspections are a wealth of information clearly describing the conditions and potential repair items in the home.
What if the report reveals problems?
Just about all houses have “something”. Our efforts are to shed light on the “surprise” repairs or defective conditions so our clients are prepared. If our home inspection reveals a problem, it does not mean that you shouldn’t buy the home. Reporting to our clients the observation of unsatisfactory conditions helps to set their expectations during the home buying process. One feature we offer with our interactive inspection report is a repair/request list that allows our client and their Real Estate Agent to create a project list with an estimated costs for repairs. This convenience is a great way to confidently negotiate your home purchase.
If the home proves to be in good condition, did I really need an inspection?
Absolutely, you can rest assured that as a part of your due diligence you’ve included a process that accounts for the conditions of the property. Considering all the systems involved in a house there is a huge value to having a home inspection performed prior to a purchase. Not unlike taking a long trip one should go prepared.
How long does the Home Inspection last?
Residential home inspections will vary and take approximately 2 to 4+ hours depending on the size and condition of the home.
Should I attend the Home Inspection?
At Mountain Town Home Inspection LLC, I encourage your participation. You are more than welcome to attend and observe the inspection and ask questions while you learn about the condition of the home. I offer a 100% Money Back Guarantee at the time of the inspection. If you are unsatisfied for any reason with the quality of my work, I will refund the cost of the inspection.