A home inspection is an objective visual non-destructive examination of the systems and structure of a home, from the roof to the foundation. The inspector typically spends 1 1/2 to 3 hours performing a thorough, visual, functional and operational inspection of the many mechanical and structural components of the home. The time is dependent upon the size and complexity of the home.
The inspection includes an evaluation of such important elements as: Foundation, Roof, Attic, Plumbing, Electrical, Heating, Air Conditioning, Appliances, etc. Having a home inspected is similar to getting a physical check-up. If a problem or symptom is discovered, the inspector may recommend further evaluation.
A home inspection is not a warranty or insurance program but a method to assist you in understanding the condition of your new or prospective home. Keeping things in perspective all homes have problems. The question is what and how serious are the problems.
We can help you understand important issues relating to your home and will communicate that to you. We are sensitive to the emotions present during the transaction and know that the timely delivery of the message is as important as its content. When discussing problems, we may suggest solutions and maintenance programs. We will offer valuable information giving you greater confidence in negotiations. We strongly urge the prospective buyer to be present for the walk through at the end of the inspection. By being present, you will have a far greater understanding of your new home and the report. If the Buyer is unable to be present, a telephone appointment can be made for a later time in order to discuss the report.