"Caveat emptor" is Latin for "Let the buyer beware"
Why you need a home inspection?
Nothing wears the newness off of buying a home like an unexpected problem. A problem that could have been avoided if a home inspection had been done prior to the purchase.
A home inspection is both a investigative as well as an informative experience. You may have looked at a home several times, peering in closets or maybe up into an attic space, but what do you know about he house? How many tons is the cooling system, how many gallons is the water heater, will I be able to run a gas line to a outside grill, how expandable is the expandable area? Questions like these can often be answered with the Basic Home Inspection.
Home Inspections can take from 2-5 hours depending on the size of the home. During the inspection a visual and operational check of the Structure, Exterior, Roof, Plumbing, Electrical, Heating, Cooling, Interior, Insulation, Ventilation and if installed wood burning or gas burning systems and components are inspected. We'll also operate the built-in appliances and see how they are working.
After the home inspection we will discuss the inspection findings with you on-site and a detailed formal 'Home Inspection Report' will be sent to you by e-mail in a few hours. The report will list the defects in a 'Summary', display photos taken during the inspection as well as give general descriptive information about the systems and components in the home. Once equipped with this knowledge, you can make a informed confident buying decision about your home purchase.