Complete home inspections
The professional inspection of a home is extremely important, particularly since the investment made in a home is usually the largest investment that people make. In order to protect your investment, our inspectors will provide an overall home assessment, a visual roof-to-foundation inspection. We objectively identify defects in the materials of the systems, their structures and the components of the home, by adhering to the standards of practice and the code of ethics of the American Society of Home Inspectors.
No house is perfect. If the inspector finds problems, that does not mean that you should not buy the house; what it means is that you will now know that it will be necessary to fix. If your budget is limited, or you do not want to be involved with future repairs, the information gained by the inspector will be very important. When you find major repairs, the report will help you and your agent in the process make a decision.
How much will the inspection cost?
The cost of inspection for a family home varies by geographic location, as is often the case with the home itself. Within a given area, the cost of the inspection may vary depending on factors such as the size of the house, how old it is, or the kinds of service you may need such as radon, mold, lead, or tests for volatile organic compounds (VOC).
Do not allow this cost to affect your decision to have an inspection or not. The sense of security and what you get to know through inspection certainly worth it, also remember that a low cost inspection does not necessarily indicate that it is an offer.
Why cannot I do the inspection myself?
Even the most experienced owner does not have the knowledge and experience that a professional home inspector does. An inspector is familiar with the elements that make up a home, its proper installation, maintenance and home security. He or she understands well how the systems and components work together, like why they fail.
Above all, most buyers cannot remain objective or emotionally detached from the home they want, which can affect their judgment and decision. In order to have an informed and impartial opinion it is best to have the opinion of a professional in the field of home inspection.
What to expect from the evaluation
A professional home inspection is an examination of the current condition of the home. It is not an evaluation of the value of the house, nor a municipal inspection, which determines whether the codes or rules are being followed. A home inspector does not make a home pass or not, rather it describes their physical condition and indicates which components and systems need major repair or replacement.