When do You Need a Home Inspection

3 Key Scenarios Where You Need a Home Inspection

While there’s virtually an endless list of reasons why a home inspection makes sense to protect your hard-earned money, there are different types of inspections available to safeguard you when buying, selling or maintaining a property.

Each type of home inspection we carry out follows the same format, with the intent of disclosing the condition of the structure, foundation, plumbing and electrical systems, windows and roofing.

Your inspector will alert you to caution areas based on the age of the house as well as specific characteristics, note previous renovations and specify issues that must be addressed immediately versus ones that can be taken care of at a later date.

At the same time, a home inspection also shows you what’s working well in a home – it’s not all about problems. Our inspectors help educate potential buyers on everything to do with the property that’s being inspected.

Depending on the inspection type, however, information uncovered will be used in different ways.

 

Pre-purchase inspection

This is the type of home inspection that always comes to mind first, as it’s the most popular.

When you’re buying, a home inspection helps you understand the current conditions of the major components within your new purchase. It can save you thousands and prevent you from buying a money pit!

 

Pre-listing inspection

Home sellers also gain peace of mind by investing in a thorough home inspection prior to putting a house up for sale.

The last-minute discovery of problems by a prospective buyer can lead to time delays, added expenses and may even derail a deal altogether. That’s why your best solution as a home seller is to have an inspection completed before putting your home on the market. This allows you to take care of issues before they become a problem in deal negotiations.

And, on the flip side, having a pre-inspection completed before listing can highlight the benefits of purchasing your property to prospective buyers – and help set your house apart from others already for sale in your neighbourhood.

 

Home maintenance inspection

Home Maintenance InspectionWhile going about our daily routines, we often overlook some very important details. This is never more true than when it comes to general household maintenance.

Aside from being a place to live and raise our families, a home is also an extremely valuable investment. Failure to properly maintain your home can cause damage and downgrade its value.

Preventative maintenance not only offers homeowners peace of mind, but it can also point to areas that, if addressed sooner rather than later, will actually save you money.

 

Specialized inspections

We also offer additional specialty services that aren’t automatically included in the inspections listed above, including a Wood Energy Technical Transfer (WETT) inspection for wood-burning systems, radon testing and water testing, to name a few.

It’s also important to note that buying new doesn’t mean you should forego a home inspection. Your inspector will examine your new house to ensure your builder got everything right and you can move into your dream home with added reassurance.

The same holds true if you’re buying a home that’s just a few years old. Issues can turn up with any home regardless of age and the builder’s reputation. There are multiple trades involved in the construction process, including contractors. Like any profession, workers can range from highly professional to completely unreliable. And, in many cases, you won’t know the difference until an experienced home inspector scrutinizes your property.

Regardless of your specific home inspection needs, we’ve got you covered!

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