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post-purchase home inspections
You’ve probably heard the advice that you should never skip a home inspection. But these days, if you want to score the home, sometimes you’re not left with a choice. The pace of the real estate market is forcing many home buyers to skip their home inspection to secure the deal. Maybe you’ve just bought a house, but you weren’t able to do a home inspection and suspect something is wrong. Even if you don’t know for sure that there’s a problem, you may have an uneasy feeling because you had to skip getting it inspected. You can do something about that. It’s not too late to find out what you’re dealing with.
Be excited, not nauseous
You should be excited to move into a new home, not nauseous because it might be a money pit! We are professional certified home inspectors who have your best interests at heart. We bring an unbiased perspective, and we’ll inspect the home according to a 101-point checklist of professional standards, using only the best tools and software. Then you’ll get a report of any defects that we found.
If we found anything wrong with the house, whether it’s minor or serious, we’ll help you figure out how to deal with what you’ve got. We have comprehensive knowledge of all systems of a house, and we know that while you might not have had much of a choice to skip the inspection, you’ll have much more peace of mind knowing for sure that your house is safe and sound.
We are always available to answer any questions about our findings, or about your new home in general. Please call us at any time, even long after your inspection.
What Is included in a home inspection?
A home inspection is a visual, non-invasive examination of a home. Though there are parts of the house that cannot be checked, like plumbing and wiring in walls, we use state-of-the-art equipment and software to see and document as much as possible.
All of our inspections follow this basic format, using our 101-point checklist. We follow the InterNACHI Standards of Practice to give you the highest quality inspection.
Areas we inspect:
Roof-coverings, gutters and downspouts, flashing, vents, chimney; other visible roof components.
Wall coverings, soffits, windows, doors, walkways & driveways, porches, railings, grounds; other visible components.
The foundation, basement, crawlspace, and visible structural components.
Doors, windows; floors, walls, ceilings; steps, railings, other visible components.
Attic & Insulation
Insulation and ventilation in attics, crawlspaces & foundation; exhaust systems.
Lintels; dampers, cleanouts, other accessible and visible parts of the fireplaces and chimneys.
Main water & fuel supply; water heaters, venting, fixtures, toilets, sinks, tubs, showers, drains, sump pumps.
Service entry, meter & panel, circuit breakers, grounding system, switches, outlets, other visible components.
Thermostat; ventilation fans; interior and exterior heating and cooling systems; other visible components.
What is not included in a home inspection?
A home inspection is not a complete technical inspection- it is a general visual assessment. A home inspection will not reveal every problem that exists, but only the defects able to be observed on the day of the inspection. A home inspection cannot predict any future conditions.
Some of the things that are not included in a home inspection are:
You get a detailed inspection report
After the inspection, we’ll give you an on-site summary of what we inspected and defects that we found. After that, we’ll send you an interactive digital report with high-resolution pictures, video, and clearly written explanations of what is wrong and why it’s a problem.
You’ll probably think of other things to ask after the inspection, so please contact us anytime if you have questions. When you’re buying, time is short when you’ve made an offer, and we want to be helpful to you in this often emotional and overwhelming experience.