Home inspection seems intimidating at first glance– but, honestly, it’s not an intimidating prospect to behold. You must get a home inspection for your protection. Home inspection is a ‘necessary evil,’ as they would say. If you’re preparing your home for sale, a home inspection service will provide you with all the information you’ll need to know if your home is ready for the market.
If you want to learn more about home inspection services, you’re not the only homeowner curious about the prospect of hiring one. Let’s learn more about what home inspection services entail in this article.
Home Inspection: What To Expect From Home Inspection Services
What are home inspection services?
Home inspection services, as implied, inspect homes. Highly regarded home inspectors check each part (and even compartments) of a home in order to ensure it’s in the right condition for a sale.
A home inspector will check each and every ‘nook and cranny’ present in your home to check the building for stability/structural issues, cosmetic issues and any potential dangers that might compromise the integrity of your home.
What should you expect from a home inspection?
Home inspection services, as mentioned, are designed to check each part of a home for integrity issues. It’s required for people who wish to put their homes up for sale.
Home inspections cover all parts of the home. They typically involve inspecting and reviewing:
- The home’s heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems (HVAC systems).
- The home’s plumbing and electrical systems.
- The home’s roofing, attic and their corresponding insulation.
- The home’s structural non-roofing structural components– walls, ceilings, floors, doors, windows, basement and foundation.
- The home’s entire visible structure.
Some home inspection services also include ‘additional’ services that aren’t typically included in your average home inspection. Those services often include: radon testing, mold testing, water testing, thermal imagery and heating/air loss inspections– otherwise known as energy audits.
Home inspection services typically handle all that we’ve already mentioned. They don’t usually take care of home appraisals or code inspections– they only check the home for issues related to its overall integrity.
Don’t forget– home inspections aren’t supposed to ‘futureproof’ your home, either. They review and assess the condition of your home at the time of your inspection, making it so you can’t use the results as a way to gauge future problems for something like insurance.
You can, however, take action and ensure you have a good home warranty or home insurance policy in place to protect your home.
Home inspections are an excellent way to assess the current condition of your home before you plan to sell. That way, you’ll know the true condition of your home before the buyer does.
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