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A home inspection is a visual evaluation of the condition of a house, which is typically objective, limited and non-invasive. The items that will be reviewed are the physical structure and functioning systems within the house from the roof to the foundation.
The assessment will be performed by a home inspector who has received training in different areas of how varies systems within a home should function. Once the interior and exterior of the structure has been checked a written report will be provided to the homeowner. The report will discuss the condition of the heating and cooling system, the electrical system, and the plumbing. The exterior section will discuss the physical structure of the roof, the rooms, the attic, and the foundation. As you can see only a trained professional will have the necessary skills to examine these items and know if they are functioning adequately.
When it comes to acquiring a home it will be the biggest investment of a lifetime for most individuals. A great deal of time and money are involved so you do not want any unexpected surprise to show up after purchase. The sole purpose of an inspection is to educate the potential buyer of any problems that currently exist or signs of possible problems that might show up at a later time. This single evaluation can be used as sole reason to buy or not buy a home. For this reason alone you want to make sure you hire a professional that is licensed and receives regular training.
Homebuyers are usually naïve about the details that make up a house, which is why a top rated professional examiner, is needed. Looking for highly rated companies on the Internet would be a great place to begin, but asking friends and family will give you a more personal review of companies. You are looking for an examiner who is willing to have you walk with him through the entire inspection allowing you to ask questions and providing you with feedback of problems and concerns on-site. Finding a competent and reliable company will provide you with a sense of peace about the big decision you are about to make.
It is important to remember that the professional examiner is able to point out problems during the inspection, but he is not able to provide you with a solution to the problem. The professional is trained on know how something is suppose to work, but he is not trained on the behind the scene functions. For example, the technician can see a large amount of water sitting on the property and smell a foul odor, he know it is the sewage system and will recommend in the report to have it checked by a plumbing professional. The plumber will be able to determine what is not functioning properly and give you an estimate for repair.
A home inspection is necessary to guard from unforeseen problems for the homebuyer and in some cases the home seller. Always make sure the company is certified, licensed with the appropriate authorities, and in good standing with the Better Business Bureau.