Top Ten Reasons to get a home Inspection

Here are the top 10 reasons to get a home inspection :


  1. A quality home inspection can reveal critical information about the condition of a home and its systems. This makes the buyer aware of what costs, repairs and maintenance the home may require immediately.
  2. A home inspection can detect safety issues and such hazards like mold. Is there a water leak in the basement, bathroom or kitchen? The right combination of moisture, warmth and wood can produce mold in as little as 48 hours. Allergies and respiratory issues may follow.
  3. A home inspection can reveal whether rooms, altered garages or basements were completed and done in a professional work like manner. If a house has illegal room additions that are un-permitted, it may affect the insurance, taxes, usability and most of all the overall value.
  4. A home inspector can approximate the installation age of major systems in the home like plumbing, heating and cooling, and critical equipment like water heaters. They can diagnose the current condition of the structure itself, and tell you how long finishes have been in the home. All components in the home have a “shelf-life.” Understanding when they require replacement can help you make important budgeting decisions
  5. Septic System: If you buy a house with a faulty septic system, it can cost upwards of $20,000 to replace. A certified home inspector can identify the tell-tale signs of poor performance.  
  6. Lead paint: Lead paint is found in some homes built before 1978. When lead is absorbed in the human body, it concentrated on the red blood cells, kidneys, nervous system, and reproductive organs. The systems of lead poisoning can include fatigue, appetite disruption, disturbed sleep patterns, irritability, vomiting, and develop problems both physical and mental.
  7. Fireplaces: Missing broken or damaged parts in the flue or A black film called creosote often builds up inside the fireplace after many years. If it’s too thick, then you’ve got a potential fire hazard on your hands.   
  8. Roof: Nobody thinks about the roof until it fails. Don’t spend a fortune on a house and then fork over thousands more when you discover the roof is no good.
  9. The objectivity factor: Many home buyers get emotional when looking at a house. Home inspectors, fortunately, aren’t distracted by pretty drapes.—they’re looking for problems.
  10. Termite: A Home Inspector can identify if there may be a termite or pest problem and refer you to call out a Termite Inspector as to find this out after buying the home it could be quite costly.   


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After your offer to buy a home enters into contract, the process of near-endless checklist and fees begin. There are many necessary costs while purchasing or selling a home, and the total of these expenses may have you looking for ways to save money. You may be tempted to skip the home inspection, but there are 10 good reasons why you should get one.

Most People would admit that buying a house is one of life's most biggest decisions and stressful experience. Surprisingly, however, some home buyers skip the professional home inspection, take there chances and end up paying for it latter. 

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