Preparing For Your Home Inspection
You’re under contract and just booked your home inspection!
Make sure you’re prepared for inspection day by following these tips.
Each inspector is different so ask yours for the best way for you to ask questions. Some don’t mind you following along and asking throughout the inspection. Some prefer you write them down and wait until the end. If you would like to coordinate a time to go over the report with your agent as you do your amendment to address concerns we would be happy to do that. The inspectors it is not do your inspection
Ask your inspector for your copy of "Now That You've had a Home Inspection" Book. This is a free publication we provide for our clients.
Refrain from bringing extended family or friends to the inspection. This takes the inspector’s focus away from doing their best job if they are getting questions from all angles. If they do come along just ensure that they do not interrupted the inspector from doing their job.
Also remember that you still don’t technically own the home. This means that you or the inspector shouldn’t be moving furniture, touching personal belongings or otherwise doing things you wouldn’t want a stranger doing in your home.
Know what the most common home inspection findings are so you’re not surprised when your home has a loose toilet or smoke alarms missing.
Remember that a home inspection is a visual, non-comprehensive evaluation of the home. It won’t catch everything and you may need to hire specialists for further evaluation of major systems like HVAC, electrical or plumbing.
Home inspections are also not pass/fail or code inspections
Refresh On The Basics
Better To Be Safe Than Sorry
Most buyers only book a standard home inspection when they might should have asked for additions inspection services.
The Inspectors does not try and upsell additional add-on services prior, during or after any inspection. We might recommend other services and would that the service you received that you would consider us for any additional service. Any services booked prior to the actual inspection would receive the greatest discount as there is no additional traveling that would be required. Additional services offered by The Inspectors:
Radon (Coming Soon)
Air Quality (included already)
HVAC Mold testing
Thermal / Infrared to detect leaks