The more you know about a house you are looking to purchase or even one you are selling, the better it will be. It is a common misconception that home inspections are little more than a second set of eyes looking for things you might miss. Home inspections go into depth, particularly if you choose a certified home inspection company that holds themselves to the highest standards. While not all companies will do each of these during an inspection, this list gives you an idea of what to ask so you can choose one that will be thorough.
- Roof inspection
- HVAC inspection
- Foundation inspection
- Plumbing inspection
- Electrical inspection
- Thermal imaging to locate heat loss and other issues
- Inspection for asbestos, lead, and other contaminants
- Structural integrity inspection
- Determining if all windows and doors work properly
- Searching for any water intrusion or water damage
- Providing key facts about the property
- Checking built-in appliances
- Checking insulation effectiveness
When it comes to purchasing a home, knowledge is power. If there is something major wrong with it, you have opened up your options by having a home inspection. You can negotiate with the seller to lower the purchase price or have them make the repairs. Depending on the extent of damage, you might choose to walk away rather than worry about the long-term effects of the problem. Home inspections can save you thousands of dollars rather than have you be stuck with a “money pit”.
If you would like to know more about home inspections or schedule one for a home in the Chesapeake, Virginia area, reach out to us at Towne & Country Property Inspections. We work with buyers, sellers, real estate agents, and others who desire peace of mind about a home’s condition. Let our years of experience help you avoid making a huge mistake or give you peace of mind that your dream home will become a reality.