Why Get An Inspection?
The purchase of a home is probably the largest single investment of an individual will ever make. You should learn as much as you can about the condition of the property and the need for any major repairs before you buy, so that you can minimize unpleasant surprises afterwards. After the inspection, you will have a much better understanding of the property you are about to purchase.
A home inspection is an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a home from the roof to the foundation. Having a home inspected is like giving it a physical check-up. If problems or symptons are found, the inspector may recommend further evaluation.
If you are already a home owner, a home inspection may be used to identify problems in the making and to learn preventative measures which might avoid costly future repairs. If you are planning to sell your home, you may wish to have an inspection prior to placing your home on the market. This will give you a better understanding of conditions which may be discovered by the buyer's inspector, and an opportunity to make repairs that will put the house in better selling condition.
Can I do It Myself?
Even the most experienced home owner lacks the knowledge and expertise of a professional home inspector who has inspected thousands of homes in his or her career. An inspector is familiar with the many elements of home construction, their proper installation, and maintenance. He understands how the home's systems and components are intended to function together, as well as how and why they fail. In addition, most home buyers find it very difficult to remain completely objective and unemotional about the house they really want, and this may effect their judgement. For the most accurate information, it is best to obtain an impartial third pary opinion by an expert in the field of home inspection.
Can A House Fail An Inspection?
No. A professional home inspection is an examination of the current condition of your prospective home. It is not an appraisal, which determines market value, or mutual inspection, which verifies local code compliance. A home inspector, therefore, it will not pass or fail a house, but rather describe its physical condition and indicate what may need repair or replacement.
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