What To Expect From A Home Inspection [Timeline, Common Defects, How We Operate]
Updated: Dec 14, 2021
One of the most important decisions you can make as a homeowner is to hire a home inspector. And although this may seem like an expense, we assure you the investment will be worth its weight in gold.
A home inspection is needed to ensure that your property's structure and systems are sound and safe, meaning that you'll have peace of mind knowing that any safety hazards were identified before they could become serious issues. This article discusses what you should expect from your home inspection when you choose us!
What Is Home Inspection?
A home inspection examines a property's visible systems and components. Systems include insulation, water supply, electrical issues, heating and cooling equipment, fireplaces or wood stoves, plumbing issues, windows, and doors, as well as a crawlspace or attic space evaluation for moisture issues.
What Should I Expect From My Home Inspection?
With our comprehensive home inspection service, you'll know exactly what's wrong with your home and how much it will cost to repair. The home inspection process usually takes around 7.5 hours, and we'll create your report as we conduct the inspection.
Asides from this, we will also provide you with high-resolution pictures and videos, helpful links and websites, repair suggestions, and appropriate contractors for each issue. After that, we'll review the document onsite with you. Once we are done, the home inspection report will be delivered to you via email within 24 hours after the inspection is completed.
We understand that purchasing a new house is one of the most significant financial decisions you'll ever make. However, the excitement of the home buying process is usually accompanied by uncertainty about hidden problems.
Our thorough evaluation and onsite consultation aim to address any health and safety concerns you might have, as well as provide clear, user-friendly documentation for complex structures and components.
Our home inspectors are also trained and licensed by the American Society Of Home Inspectors to perform a thorough and precise inspection with one goal in mind; to ensure that you understand the condition of the property before making a decision.
Home Inspection Services We Offer
This test measures the level of radon gas in your home. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that, when inhaled, can cause lung cancer. The EPA recommends all homes be tested for radon, and our team can help you get the process started!
A termite inspection is an integral part of regular home care. Termites cause over $50 billion in damages every year, and the best way to avoid them is by hiring a professional who can find any infestations before they get out of hand! Let us do the dirty work for you.
Sewer Camera Inspection
Sewer lines can become a significant issue if they're not taken care of properly. We provide sewer camera inspections as well as video footage, so you'll know exactly what's going on with your sewer system and request repairs!
Mold can be a serious health hazard. It causes a myriad of symptoms, including respiratory difficulties and chronic fatigue. So it's vital to get it checked out as soon as you suspect there might be a problem. We offer both air and surface mold testing services to help you identify any potential issues!
A chimney inspection is important to ensure your home is safe from potential fire hazards. Our inspectors will check for any cracks, leaks, or other damage that could lead to a dangerous situation!
If your home is not hooked up to a municipal sewer system, you'll need to have a septic evaluation done. This will help you understand the condition of your septic tank and determine if any repairs or replacements are necessary.
If your home was built before 1978, it's likely that lead paint was used in its construction. Lead is a dangerous toxin that can cause serious health problems, especially in young children. Our lead screening services will help you identify any potential lead hazards in your home!
Scheduling An Inspection
Once your offer has been accepted on a property, everything begins. You're now legally obligated and can begin the home inspection procedure at this time.
We are under no circumstances allowed to perform a home inspection before you are under contract. So we recommend you take some time to look at all of your deadlines and have your inspection scheduled once you've entered into a contract.
How To Schedule An Inspection
First, visit the "schedule an inspection" page on our website. You will be greeted with this.
Next, select which class is most applicable to your property and goals. We have a variety of classes, including townhome inspections, single-family home inspections, condo inspections, re-inspections, and so much more. You can consult your real estate agent or call us to figure out the best option for you.
Once you are done with this, please select from our list of investor consultor options. These include radon & Lead testing, termite inspections, sewer camera inspection, septic evaluation, mold testing [air & swab], and chimney inspections.
After that, input your property's address and additional information. This will help us know essential details regarding the property to be inspected.
Click "next". Once you have done that, you will be taken to a new page where you will be asked to fill in your name, email address, and phone number. You can also include your real estate agents in the last field. When you are done filling, click next.
A new page will come up; you will be asked to choose an inspection date. We have shaded out dates when we are unavailable, so you don't need to worry about that. You can also select from a list of home inspectors or allow us to choose one for you. Once done, click next!
The last step will be to review all the information you have provided to us and confirm your inspection date. Once you have confirmed everything, click schedule! You will receive an email from us confirming your inspection date.
So now you know what to expect from your home inspection. We hope this guide has been helpful and will help make the process a bit easier for you! Please feel free to reach out with any questions or give us a call at 410-693-5539; we are here to serve you in every way possible!