A home inspection is a necessary procedure when purchasing a new house. The procedure usually involves basic evaluation of a building testing the structure of the building, the roof, cooling and heating systems and finally the state of plumbing connections. It is mainly intended to give you the actual state of a home before you can invest your cash in a new home. If ignored you are likely to be a vulnerable target for a defective structure that will cost you a lot of money in the future regarding making repairs.
The procedure is usually carried out by an outside home inspection professional who can be relied on to give an impartial and unbiased report after a thorough test has been done to ensure that every aspect of the home is in order. Strict legislation at the federal and state level has made a home inspection a necessary procedure when purchasing or selling a home so, if you intend to buy a new home, it’s always good to go for certified home inspection experts.
Usually, a renowned home inspection company is the right client to handle your home inspection duties. Home inspection companies have experienced professionals who can handle a home inspection in a professional way. These experts have basic knowledge in home construction, safety and maintenance so, they have a clue on how home systems are supposed to work, how they work and can establish the reason why the systems are not working. The experts are regulated by local authorities and are usually certified persons who have trained in home inspection and have passed through rigorous standards to earn their certification.
How long does a home inspection take?
Typically, a home inspection will take two and a half hour to four hours and of course, it is dependent on the number of interruptions, design, and size of the building, such that small homes are to take less hour compared to bigger homes. Inspection period can also be measured based on floor coverage where for instance a 1000 square feet of floor is likely to take one, and half hour. This is with the exclusion of compiling and producing the final report, if the company in charge produces reports at home then it will cost to an additional of 30-50 minutes. Some inspection companies do take a whole day to compile the report then hand it personally to you or send it on email.
The inspectors will go through every detail of the home examining the physical aspect of the new home; it is good that you be present during the inspection such that they can explain into detail all the faults and the necessary step to be taken. However, note that identification of defects on the new building does not necessarily necessitate the need to replace them immediately, a home inspection is done primarily to show the state of the house you are buying. If you can’t afford to be there, you can always make a follow up on the report provided at the end of inspection then ask them the necessary questions. Lastly, note that home inspection is never an appraisal determining the market values or compliance with state regulations so, it cannot fail or pass a home.