Why do I need a home inspection?
A home inspection is your opportunity to learn as much as you can about your potential home. It minimizes unpleasant surprises by evaluating the condition of the home before you buy it. A home inspection insures that your home and your family is safe, and will give you the ability to make a confident, informed decision.
Should I attend the home inspection?
Yes! Being on site during the home inspection is the perfect opportunity to learn about your potential home. The inspector can explain any issues in person, you can ask questions as they arise, and you can learn your way around the property. If you can’t be present for the whole appointment, we strongly recommend you attend the summary review of the inspection at the property. It’s schedule towards the end of the inspection and generally takes a half hour.
I’m selling my home. Do I need to prep for the home inspection?
Treat the home inspection as you would a showing, and plan on being out of the house for 2-3 hours. Make sure everything is accessible to the home inspector: the attic, water heater, electric panel, pool, etc. Have a copy of the property disclosure form for the inspector to review, as well as any recent maintenance receipts. Be clean! Show the inspector and potential buyer that you take care to maintain your home. Replace dirty HVAC filters, swap out burnt light bulbs, get rid of the clutter!
Can a house fail a home inspection?
No. Our job is to examine the current condition of the home. Don’t be discouraged if something is found; not all issues are deal breakers. It’s important to manage your expectations. Remember that no house is perfect, and all issues can be fixed!
Why is it important to hire an experienced home inspector?
Selecting a home inspector is as important as the inspection itself. This could be your home! Hiring an experienced, knowledgeable inspector is key. At Checklist Inspections, our home inspectors adhere to the ASHI Standards of Practice. We take pride in providing professional, reliable, and qualified services since 1998.
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