Every home inspector must have certain list of elements, that must to be check
Although many home-buyers do hire home inspection services before the purchase, only a few of them really know how to interpret a home inspection contingency. Not knowing how to read and interpret what a home inspection report reveals, is the same as not performing the inspection in the first place. The whole point of hiring a certified home inspector is to understand if the property you’re about to purchase is as good as the owner pretends it is.
In order to understand what a home inspection means and what to expect from one, first you have to make yourself familiar with all the activities a home inspection involves. Whether it is a house, office or apartment that you’re about to buy, the inspection includes the same steps and actions for any of them. We’ve put together a list with all the services a true home inspector has to provide, and by reading this list, you will have a better understanding of what a home inspection actually means.
– Structural elements. Each and every home inspector should check and evaluate all structural elements of the building. This includes foundations, ceilings, walls, floors and roofs.
– Roof and attic. The home inspector should also check and take notes regarding your roof, gutters, ventilation and framing quality, efficiency and safety.
– Exterior evaluation. Landscaping, elevation, drainage, sidewalks, fences, doors, lights, windows, and wall covering are all subjected to a thorough inspection.
– Plumbing. The home inspector should check and identify the type of pipe materials used for drain, vent and waste pipes. However, the inspector is not qualified to check your sewage system. For that, you have to hire a plumbing contractor if you want to make sure that there is nothing wrong with your sewer pipes.
– Components and systems. The home inspection service should include a proper evaluation of all the water heaters, furnaces, sprinklers, HVAC units and chimneys in the home.
– Appliances. From smoke detectors and ovens to garbage disposals and dishwashers, all appliances should be inspected and evaluated.
– Electrical system. One of the most important parts of a home inspection is checking the electrical system. The home inspector has to make sure the electrical system is built according to all safety rules and standards. In your home inspection you should find notes about types of wiring, grounding, light fixtures, circuit breakers, and more.
– Garage. The last place subjected to an inspection should be the garage. The home inspector should check the ceiling, garage doors, windows, openers, vents, and lighting.
A home inspector that performs all these services is definitely considered a reliable inspector, and his contingency is for sure trustworthy. The problem is that not all inspectors follow the checklist we presented. This is why you should be very careful when you hire a home inspection service provider.
Quality Control Home Inspection is one of those companies that make sure all the services presented above are performed efficiently and reliably. Each and every home inspector from their team has the necessary knowledge and experience for performing a true service. They have been helping many home buyers in and around Houston, TX with their home inspections, and they never disappointed any of them. Call (281) 782-1130 and have the most reliable inspector or real estate consultant in Houston, TX at your disposal.