Buying a home could be the largest single investment you will ever make. To minimize unpleasant surprises and unexpected difficulties, you’ll want to learn as much as you can about the newly constructed or existing house before you buy it. A home inspection may identify the need for major repairs or builder oversights, as well as the need for maintenance to keep it in good shape. After the inspection, you will know more about the house, which will allow you to make decisions with confidence.
You do not know what you do not know. Do not be caught off guard! It is not fun having to scramble last minute to make repairs and find a contractor. Put the ball in your court and have a certified trusted inspector inform you on any issues that may need to be a addressed well before you go under contract. Selling your home is a stressful process. Let me take some of that burden off your shoulders.
Congratulations on purchasing a brand new home. There is nothing like a new car smell and there is nothing like a new home feel. But do not over look the value in having a independent inspection performed. It is not fun finding out after you moved in that the functionality of your brand new home is not working out.
1 YEAR WARRANTY INSPECTION
Your new home is approaching the 1 year mark. Before you submit that warranty form let a certified trusted inspector look that home over top to bottom. This can possibly save you tens of thousands of dollars.
A sewer backup is a potentially nasty and expensive event when you own a home. Sewer line repair can also be extremely expensive, as it requires a lot of excavation and potentially street/sidewalk repairs. A cheap sewer line repair can cost $5000, and once you get in to the street, it can quickly reach a $10,000-$25,000 repair, making it one of the single most expensive repairs you could face during home ownership. Find out if the sewer line needs repaired prior to your purchase!
Infrared (thermal imaging) is an advanced, non-invasive technology that allows the inspector to show clients things about their homes or buildings that can’t be revealed using conventional inspection methods. For something as specialized as a thermal imaging inspection, it’s critical that the information presented meets the clients’ needs for information they can use and act on.
The art of an IR inspection is to interpret the results as accurately and reasonably as possible such that the client is given actionable information in order to proceed with necessary repairs.
The EPA recommends that all houses, regardless of what radon zone the house is located in, be tested for radon during point of sale. Radon is a radioactive gas that is tasteless, colorless, and odorless. The EPA has classified this gas as a carcinogen and records over 20,000 lung cancer deaths a year caused by elevated levels of radon. Radon is the second leading cause to lung cancer next to smoking cigarettes. https://www.epa.gov/radon