Why a Home Inspection

Whether you are looking to buy a home or sell one, it is advisable to have a professional home inspection conducted. If you are buying, a home inspector will ensure the systems and foundation of the home are free from any severe damages that may increase your liability in the future. Similarly, if you are selling a home, failing to receive a satisfactory home inspection will make it very difficult to find the right appreciation for your property.


General home inspection items include:

  • Structural elements of the home (walls, ceilings, floors, roof, foundation etc)
  • Exterior of the home (Landscaping, grading, elevation, drainage, windows, trim etc)
  • Roof of the home (ventilation, framing, gutters etc)
  • Plumbing work (drain, waste, pipes, toilets, showers, sinks etc)
  • Electrical work (circuit breakers, main panel, wiring, grounding, exhaust fans, light fixtures etc)
  • Various Appliances (dishwasher, oven, washer, dryer etc)

If you are purchasing a home, you need to know any underlying issues with the home before you close the deal. A professional home inspector will disclose any known problems with the home that may affect your buying decision.

If you are selling a home, you should know about any hidden problems before your home goes on the market. Usually, any buyers will require a professional home inspection as one of the contingencies before they decide to purchase. If the inspector addresses any serious problems, the buyer will likely back away from the deal. Any issues with the home should be fixed before your home is put on the market. This will make selling your home a lot easier.



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