When purchasing a home, you want to ensure you are aware of all the benefits and issues your new space offers. An interior inspection includes testing the condition of many of the components that make up the home - including but not limited to, Attic Insulation and Ventilation, Electrical, Plumbing, and HVAC systems.
During an interior home inspection, our team will be evaluating many items within the home. These include, but are not limited to, windows, interior doors, stairs, handrails, ceilings, floors, smoke alarms, CO detectors, plumbing, closets, garages, attics, and much more.
Every home inspection is different. Therefore, depending on the size and scope of your home, the home inspection process may vary. Typically a home inspection will take anywhere from 2-4 hours, however many factors can affect this time frame. Contact our professionals for an accurate time frame on your particular home.
Buying a home could be the largest single investment the homebuyer will ever make. To minimize unpleasant surprises and unexpected difficulties, homebuyers should strive to learn as much as they can about the house before they buy it. A home inspection may identify the need for major repairs or builder oversights, as well as the need for maintenance to keep it in good shape.
A professional home inspection is an examination and objective assessment of the current condition of a house. A home inspector will not pass or fail a house, but rather describe its physical condition and indicate what components and systems may need major repair or replacement. A home inspection is not an appraisal and will not determine the home's market value. It is also not a municipal inspection and does not verify local code compliance.
Every home inspection will identify issues with the property and the inspector will communicate the severity of the issues found. The home inspector's goal is to leave their clients with a deeper understanding of their prospective home, so the client can make a sound decision as they continue their home buying process. The client should be fully aware of any issues, risks, or health concerns. The inspector's role is not to tell the clients if they should buy the house or not, but to help the clients understand the full cost of ownership.
No. Neither the home buyer or the seller have to be present during an interior home inspection. However, if either party wishes to be present during the inspection, we strongly recommend reaching out to the inspector before the agreed upon inspection date/time. By being present, many homebuyers find that talking with their inspectors gives them a better understanding the condition of the home and how to maintain it.