Importance of a Home Inspection
Hello everyone, hope you are having a wonderful day. Welcome back to my real estate blog, I just had to post this after talking with a client earlier. I had helped a friends source a new house to buy and helped him find a great house at a really low cost. I did it all unofficially as he is a friend of mine, so when it came down to getting a home inspection which is something I advocated strongly for. My friend however thought it was a waste of money, but after finding black mold beneath the floorboards he now realized just how right I am. A certified home inspector (if your agent says they can do it, ignore them) should inspect the structure interior and exterior, the HVAC system or other heating/cooling systems, roof, electrical, plumbing, insulation, and the ventilation system.
There are many different types of home inspections that you can have someone perform, from a general inspection to more specialized inspections. The first and most important inspection you will want performed is a general home inspection. This inspections will check the things I mentioned above, and after the inspector will usually provide you will an informative report with repair/improvement suggestions. A termite/wood destroying organism inspection is a very good idea for houses built out of older wood, and on newer homes built with untreated wood as well. Another good inspection to book on your dream house is a Radon inspection, which tests for radioactive gasses created by the breakdown of radium, which occurs in places with high amounts of granite. Other inspections you may want are groundwater inspection, well water testing, and septic tank testing. Make sure to book at least one of these inspections for your next dream house, and happy house hunting everyone.