Get A Home Inspection?
A trained professional
is best qualified to spot the many problems which can be present
in a new or previously owned home. Without a home inspection, you
won't know about these problems until they become serious--and probably
very expensive. Even if you have no reason to suspect a problem
exists, a home inspection is a worthwhile investment.
A good home inspector will examine your entire house, from basement
to roof. They will inspect all systems, including plumbing, heating,
cooling, and electrical systems. They will check the insulation
and the visible structure, as well as the foundation and all doors
and windows -- and that's what we do!
plan to accompany the inspector as he or she examines your house.
This way, you will learn more from the inspection. Plus you can
usually pick up good maintenance tips.
If repairs are
required, your inspector can advise you on the best way to make
them and give an idea of the approximate cost for the work.
A reputable inspector will never offer to make any repairs for you
or push you to use any particular contractor. To do so could be
a conflict of interest. An Inspector should not tell you whether
or not you should buy a house or evaluate the asking price, since
this is outside their area of expertise.