A home inspection gets under the surface to tell you what condition the home is really in. From the roof to the basement – and everywhere in between – a home inspector looks at the key systems and structure of the home. This inspection includes plumbing, electrical, heating, septic, and other systems. Some inspections also include radon and water testing.
The benefits of a home inspection include:
* Learning before closing what immediate repairs are needed on the home.
* Knowing the future. A good home inspector will tell you not only what currently needs repairs but also what repairs may be needed in the near future.
* Becoming aware of major problems before closing – not after.
A home inspection will take two or three hours depending on the size of the home. Choose a reputable home inspector who works under standards set by the American Society of Home Inspectors. A quality inspector will give you results you can trust.