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We use the latest software from Palm Tech on a smart device. Enabling us to get details of your Home Inspection on the fly. We check for live wires, most appliances, smoke alarms, Carbon Monoxide, digital thermometer for temperature differentials, walk roofs, into crawl spaces if possible and more. See the Standards of Practice below.
Home inspections typically lasts about 3 hours and area a visual examination of the physical structure and systems of an entire home. We examine the inside and the outside of a home from the roof to the foundation and everything between. A professional home inspection gives you an independent, unbiased view of the inspected property so you can make a sound, informed decision.
Why do you need a Home Inspection
The Purchase of a home is one of the largest single investments you will ever make. You should learn as much as possible about the conditions of the property and the need for any major repairs before you invest your hard earned money.
A Home Inspection not only shows problem areas, but also shows the positive aspects of your new home. It gives you a much better understanding of the property you are about to purchase. In addition, we encourage all Home Buyers to go along on the inspection and ask as many questions as possible. We are there to educate and help you! But don't take our word for it.
Who needs a Home inspections
Home Buyers: You need an inspection when purchasing a home whether it is a pre-existing home or a newly constructed home. We have identified lots of problems that needed to be addressed by a builder prior to someone moving in to a newly constructed home.
Home Seller: A presale home inspection is a wise way to head off potential problems and a way to evaluate your home before you even put it on the market. It can save you lots of money in the long run by giving you an opportunity to find issues and make repairs and improvements to as many things as you can. It will also provide you with a reference point by which to compare the results of the buyer's home inspection. A great advantage that could possibly prevent the loss of a sale.
Radon and Pest Inspections
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Need a Radon test? Include it with your inspection for additional assurance before you move in or sell.
Pest Inspections and Radon
testing performed by a qualified 3rd party.
Most homeowners can locate small problems associated with their home, but can not detect larger issues or have the understanding of what is incorrect in an electrical panel, plumbing, heating or cooling system. One of the major concerns is the roof. Sellers and buyers most of the time are not capable of finding defects on a roof let alone climb onto a roof or into an attic.
If you have major defects discovered while you are "under-contract" during the Home Inspection phase, this forces you to chose a contractor to make repairs quickly and more costly than if you had the time to shop around to get estimates.
Most often, when buyers see the Home Inspection report, they will over-estimate the cost of repairs. Putting you in a bind to renegotiate to your disadvantage.
A Pre-Listing Inspection allows you to get an inventory of repairs before they become an issue during an offer. You can then address these issues at your own pace to obtain estimates to get a better deal. So not only will it allow you to save money, but will help alleviate the pressure during the contract phase of a home sale.
Yes, buyers have the right to obtain their own report and conditions of the home do change from the time of a pre-listing inspection to the time of an actual sale. But a great feature of a pre-listing inspection is that you have disclosed what is on the report, so no surprises to the buyer. This virtually eliminates the buyer from backing out.
If you choose to make the improvements that are recommended in the report, we come back, re-inspect and update the report for a nominal fee. We will also place a Pre-Inspected sign on your property.
Pre-Sales Home Inspections are a great way to relieve stress and put money in your pocket.