What Home Inspectors Do
Home inspectors take a couple hours to complete the process of inspecting the home that you’re interested in buying. They take a look at the physical structure, electrical systems and mechanical structures of the home from top to bottom. They check out major appliances and make sure that they are working properly.
Meanwhile they are taking pictures and writing down notes that include whether or not they are in working condition and what issues there are/may be.
There a several different types of inspections you can get done through the inspector that they may offer like pest, termite, structural, mechanical, septic, pool, and more!
What Home Inspectors Don’t Do
Although they are inspecting the home, inspectors aren’t licensed professionals in certain areas (roof, plumbing, HVAC, etc) and will recommend you find a licensed professional to assist you in further evaluation of the issues that may arise.
A good home inspection report is detailed, has checklists, summaries, notes and pictures. Inspectors estimate the remaining life of major equipment and systems in your home.
To guarantee the quality of a home inspection that you’ll be getting, you can ask for a sample of one of their other inspections. Inspections aren’t cheap, so knowing the quality of the inspection you’re getting before you pay will help you save money.
How to Find a Home Inspector That’s Right for You