A home inspection is a limited, non-invasive examination of the condition of a home, often in connection with the sale of that home. Home inspections are usually conducted by a home inspector who has the training and certifications. They prepare and deliver to their client a written report of their findings. The client then uses the knowledge gained to make informed decisions about their pending real estate purchase. The home inspector describes the condition of the home at the time of inspection but does not guarantee future condition, efficiency, or life expectancy of systems or components.
During the initial home tour, you should mark down specific areas of the house that you want your inspector to examine more closely. Here are things to consider in a home inspection.
Roof and Attic
It is important for us to check the consistency of the roof and attic so we would if the roof itself needs replacing or improvement.
The reasons why we need to check the foundation of a house is to see if it can bear the load of the building. Also, we need to anchor it against natural forces such as earthquakes and isolate it from ground moisture
Maintaining the yard is important for the safety of your family, but also for the safety of your friends, guests, workers, and other people who may be accessing your property.
Appliances (if included)
We need to check the appliances in the house to avoid fire, electric shock and gas emissions. Learning about how appliances work and what dangers they may pose can help keep you safe while still enjoying their benefits. Faulty home appliances are the cause of most fires.
Structural adequacy is important to determine whether the existing structure can withstand forces, especially the superimposed loads that are exerted by previous development of the house.
Ventilation and Sub-Systems
Ventilation is checked for the welfare of your health, safety, and technological reasons. It also provides heating and cooling services to the house.
To determine if all the electrical wiring are working properly and to avoid any short circuits in the household. It is important to check the electrical wiring to avoid a fire caused by faulty wiring.
Inspect for leaks and corrosion in exposed pipes. Test household water pressure for indications of sediment build up or problems with water lines or valves. Inspect and clean water heater burners. Check each sink, shower and tub drain for slow drainage that can indicate a clog or blocked vent pipe.
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