Home Inspections

Understanding a Home Inspection

Home inspections are a necessity for anyone looking to sell or purchase a home. Choosing someone qualified to perform home inspections will ensure that not only will the results of the home inspection be thorough, but that the risk of future complications – potentially costly – will be reduced as much as possible.

What Home Inspections Include:

Home inspections are the equivalent of a medical examination by a doctor, and cover the systems of a home from top to bottom. Included systems include central air conditioning systems, heating systems, plumbing systems, and electrical systems; physical components of a home inspection include an evaluation of the condition of the roof, foundation, walls, floors, ceilings, windows, doors, and other visible structures of the building. A home inspection typically takes 2- 3 hours but this can vary according to property size, age and condition. 

Qualified home inspectors will do a thorough evaluation of all the systems and structures of a home. Rather than appraising a home's value, or ensuring that the building meets municipal codes, home inspectors work to determine the condition of existing structures and calculate the risk of any problems arising in the future.

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