A home inspection is a professional, objective, visual examination of the physical structure and major interior components of the home and their condition on the day of the inspection.
The purchase of a home is one of the biggest investments of a lifetime and there are always inherent risks involved. You should be as well-informed as possible about the condition of the home prior to purchase. The information gained from the inspection, may help reduce some of these risks by identifying issues and making followup recommendations.
A home inspection is not designed to point out every small flaw in a home, nor will it be able to identify any hidden or latent defects. Most importantly, it should not be confused with a property appraisal, a building code inspection, or any sort of a guarantee or insurance of any kind.
The home inspector will examine and evaluate the condition of the following components of the home:Attic/Insulation, Basement, Electrical, Exterior, Garage (attached), Heating/Cooling, Interior and Plumbing.
Even the best builder has the potential to miss something that could prove to be a big problem down the road. The regular building inspector does not have the time to complete a detailed inspection, nor is it within the scope of their duties. The home inspector takes the time to carefully evaluate all of the readily accessible components and can detect defects before they can become problems. The buyer can raise these issues with the builder giving them the opportunity to correct them prior to finalizing the purchase of the home.
Selecting and purchasing a home is an emotionally charged experience which can make it difficult for anyone to remain completely objective. One of the best decisions you can make for yourself during the home buying process is to enlist the services of a properly trained, professional third party. Your home inspector is impartial and will complete a thorough, unbiased review of your potential new home which could help you avoid costly oversights.
The fee will be based on several factors including the size and age of the property. Adjunct services may incur additional fees. The knowledge and peace of mind gained from a professional home inspection is invaluable and worth every penny!