Below is a list of the 5 ways to get the most out of your home inspection:
1- Hire an experienced home inspector from a professional company.
2- Attend the inspection.
3- Read the entire report, not just the summary.
4- Get quotes from a licensed contractor for repairs
5- Work with your Realtor
Know what you are buying and be confident in your home purchase..
Many Sellers don’t want to spend any money when listing their homes and they often think there are no defects within their home. But ask them… “When was the last time you walked on your roof, crawled through your attic, took the cover off your electrical panel, or looked at the coils in your A/C system… are you sure there are no defects?”
1- Save money on repairs
2- Avoid delays in closing
3- Reduce or eliminate last-minute negotiations on price or repairs
4- Get top dollar for the home
BUILDERS & CODE INSPECTORS DON'T FIND EVERYTHING...
1 - Missing insulation in portions of attic and other areas
2 - Incorrectly wired electrical outlets
9 - Slab lippage, where the slab extends beyond the exterior wall
10 - Garage door safety function not working properly
(That you won’t see, and Sellers often don’t know exist)
When you are searching for a new home you aren’t climbing on the roof or through the attic or checking that all the appliances and electrical outlets work. But our inspectors check more than 300+ items in a typical home. Below are just a few of the issues that we often find during an inspection. Many of which a home owner living in the house didn’t even know were a problem.
1. Torn Duct Work in attic- Repairing or replacing the ducts can be costly but this problem can cause higher energy bills, overwork the system, distribute debris/dust from attic into home and clog up the filter.
Below is a pre-inspection checklist of simple things to be completed prior to a home inspection, which can be printed off and shared. These simple items are easy to do, but are a lot of times forgotten about.
Save yourself time and stress by completing these simple tasks before your home is inspected.
Mobile homes receive the same thorough and detailed inspection as our standard home inspection. However, with mobile homes we also provide a specialty crawlspace inspection.
Additionally, we include a FREE infrared inspection of the interior of the home.
Items examined during crawlspace inspection:
Save valuable time,
After a home inspection, often agents or buyers spend hours scheduling contractors, gathering quotes for repairs and sometimes renegotiating the sale price. We understand this can be stressful and even jeopardize the home purchase.
We can provide actual repair costs for deficiencies found from a national company which guarantee the price for
Here's how it works:
Products and materials present in our homes are constantly emitting chemicals, called Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCS) into the air. Exposure to VOCs can cause numerous health issues, from headaches and nausea to respiratory and digestive irritation to asthma exacerbation. Hope Home Inspections wants to ensure that homes are in good working condition and safe for our customers. That is why we have invested in the equipment to provide indoor air quality tests that will give you a total assessment of the air in your new home.
IF THERE WERE A WAY TO ENSURE YOU ARE BREATHING HEALTHY AIR IN YOUR HOME, WOULDN’T YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT IT?
To schedule your VOC testing please call our office at 941-773-1144
Home Inspection: what it is… what it is not … and how to get the most out of it!
What it IS:
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