What does a home inspection include?
It is a visual inspection performed by a certified inspector who inspects all the major components of a typical home such as the roof covering, exterior, attic, interior, switches, receptacles, heating, cooling, observable plumbing, observable electrical, accessible crawl spaces, basement, decks, and fireplaces.
What should not be expected from an inspection?
Should I be there during the inspection?
Yes, if you can. It's not required, but if you are there you can go along with me and see everything and get your questions answered immediately. This is always much more informative than over the phone afterwards.
How long will the inspection take?
Depending on the size and condition of the home, usually about 3 to 4 hours.
Do any homes fail inspection?
No. An inspection is designed to give you the benefit of a trained set of eyes to determine the present conditions of the home. The purpose is to provide you with pertinent information so you can make a more educated purchase.
What about Sellers?
You should definitely want to know what your potential buyers are going to be told when they order a home inspection of your property. This gives you a chance to fix anything to get the best price for your home.