Benefits Of A Home Inspection
One of the most important aspects to buying a new home is the home inspection. While that might seem like an obvious statement, the truth is that REALTORS® often find themselves explaining the value of a true professional licensed home inspector.
What can you expect from a home inspection?
A good inspection should take several hours and your inspector will do a thorough investigation of the major systems. This will include health and safety issues as well as the major systems and appliances.
A good basic list of items checked is:
• Electrical systems, breakers, GFIs, outlets, power
• Plumbing systems, draining, leaks, water pressure
• Appliances, dishwasher, oven, garbage disposal, and any additional built-in units
• Furnace and Air Conditioning units
• Fire and Safety, fireplace gas, chimney flue and spark arrestor
• Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detectors
• Roof, broken tiles, evidence of leaks
• Water heater
• Windows and doors
• Outside drainage and possibly sprinklers (not all inspectors inspect sprinkler and drip systems)
• Basic structural damage or signs of additional problems
A thorough and professional home inspection by a licensed home inspector is money well spent. It’s insurance against surprises down the road.