If it’s time for you to buy real estate, home inspections are such an important part of the process.
This service is provided by a professional consultant that has the education and expertise to determine the present condition of the home and the systems that are part of the structure.
The inspection results stem directly from a visual-based inspection of the features of the property that are accessible. A home inspection is designed to place the performance of the home at its focal point – rather than the cosmetic design of the home, issues pertaining to the design of the home, or codes associated with residences.
While it is common for an inspection to be completed within a real estate transaction, these may be performed at any time.
Whole house inspections, inspections that determine if wood-destroying insects have invaded the structure, septic inspections, well inspections, and inspections to determine if lead-based paint is present within the home are the most productive inspections offered, to date.
The Pre-Inspection Agreement
Prior to having a home inspection performed, it is ideal to obtain and review a copy of the pre-inspection agreement. You should take the time to read this agreement – from start to end. You must understand the content, therein.
Should you find that you do not understand any aspect of the agreement, you should discuss it with the inspector that you are hiring to perform the job. All pre-inspection agreements should outline the services that will be performed, as well as the costs associated with those services.
Once you understand the agreement and are comfortable with that which is outlined in the agreement, you may initiate the scheduling of the home inspection.
The Home Inspection Report
Individuals that are licensed as home inspectors are required – by law – to provide you with a comprehensive written report of the details of the inspection. In most cases, you should receive the details of this report within one week of the completion of the inspection.
The inspection report may contain pictures of the property and several pages of detailed information pertaining to the findings of the inspection. There are several components that may be outlined.
For example, you may receive information pertaining to the foundation of the home, the exterior regions of the home, the roofing system, the plumbing and water system, and if there are any insects – such as termites – present in or around the structure that could potentially damage the home.
Ready for a Home Inspection?
Are you ready to have a home inspection performed? If you answered, “Yes”, All Pest Exterminating, Inc. can help!
Our company began offering comprehensive home inspections in the year of 2001. Since that time, we have not only mastered the art of inspecting the home for potentially troublesome pest, we also inspect well systems, septic systems, and test for the presence of lead-based paint in and/or around the structure.
In addition to this, we offer radon testing. If you are interested in purchasing a home, you should learn as much as you can about that home.
To get started, read about our Home Inspections in Richmond, Indiana.