What To Expect During A Home Inspection

So you’ve decided to get a home inspection… now what? You know a home inspection gives you a heads up on possible problems in a perspective property, but what should you expect from one?

If you have ever wondered “How do home inspections work?” or “What do I do during a home inspection?” or even “What do inspectors look for during a home inspection?” here is your answer!

  • It should take several hours
    • The inspector will be taking pictures and measurements
  • You can tag along
    • You don’t have to be there for the inspection, but if you want to be around that is okay too
  • Home inspectors may not comment on cosmetic issues unless it betrays a larger problem
    • For example, a stain that indicates water damage should be noted
  • A home inspector should comment on child-safety issues
    • It depends on the inspector, but they most likely will not site local building codes. However, safety issues should be reported and documented
  • They can’t detect the unseen.
    • Mold, and moisture issues might go unnoticed. To cut down on the chances of that High Tech uses state-of-the-art equipment such as infrared cameras and moisture meters to find and confirm issues that may not even be visible. The use of these tools are not required and not all companies utilize them
  • Areas that aren’t readily accessible or required to be inspected by the local standards of practice generally won’t be coved and may require specialized evaluations.
    • Thankfully, High Tech is certified to perform pool, septic, termite, and mold inspections as well as radon testing, and more.
  • The average home inspection looks at the
    • Exterior
    • Foundation
    • Roof
    • Doors
    • Plumbing Fixtures
    • Smoke Alarms
    • Lights, Fans and Outlets
    • Electrical Panel
    • Garage
    • Laundry¬† Room and Included Appliances
    • Interior
    • Attic
    • Crawl Space
    • Main Gas and Water Shut Offs
    • Water Heater
    • Heater/AC

There is a lot to an inspection, that’s why High Tech is your one-stop shop! Your High Tech Inspectors are certified to perform multiple other inspections and tests such as termite, mold, and septic inspections, so you can get all of your home’s inspections done at once. We work in Sussex County, DE, Worcester County, MD, Wicomico County, MD, Virginia, and other surrounding areas.

 

 

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