If you are going to buy a house or going to offer your home for sale, home inspection would be a good idea. Both the buyer and the seller can opt for inspection of your home once negotiation and before the closing date. People who do home inspection are called home inspectors and their job is to assess everything inside and outside of a home, from the roof to the floors, from walls to staircases, from backyards to porches, and so on.
At time of inspection, the Home inspector walks the roof, into all the nook of the house and looks for problems in the structure and foundation. He will be check every pipe, electrical wiring systems as well ventilation and roofing systems, and the attic. Included also in his inspection the windows, doors, bathroom tiles, lavatories and garbage disposal and plumbing system.He likewise, calculates how many years the home will be able to withstand wear and tear.The house inspector will inspect the internal structures of a house, also he will have to verify its external aspects, like the exterior walls, doors, main electrical panel, sprinklers, lawn, lights of the porch, passages pedestrian.
Probably, one of the factors more important that a house inspector will verify is the electrical(electric) system and the plumbing, the water pressure and the sewer pipes of the house. The price of sale of a house will depend enormously on these factors. The examination must include the system of air conditioning, roof and fans of leakage. The appliances main like stoves, heater, microwave, oven, refrigerator, dishwasher and smoke & fire detectors are included in the examination. The Inspector verify if all systems are in good condition of operation and if it passes the regulatory standards or not.
After the Home inspector has completed home inspection inside and outside, he will provide a detailed report and written with digital photos with the things that must be repaired and improved. The result of the inspection of your home is very important and the value of the home depends to a large extent, because that is the reason why you need a very efficient inspector that experienced, licensed and insured. It is important to know that the value of the inspection of the house depends on its size, its area and of the age, but be sure that the inspection can help determine the status of the house and not unexpected find unwanted surprises in the future.
After your Home inspection was done you as purchaser receives the report with details of the inspection, the buyer may ask the seller make the arrangements before sign the final closing of the negotiation. On the other hand, the seller can accept or deny to repair or fix defects found in the House, which depends on the value of the repairs should be made. Bargaining is usually made with an intermediary who is the agent of real estate and he is the person that works with both parties and will find ways to make an agreement on both sides.
Home Inspections Standards of Practice:
- Exterior & Garage
- Foundation, Crawlspace & Structure
- Cooling & Heating System
- Kitchen, Appliances & Bathrooms
- Plumbing System
- Electrical System
- Attic, Insulation & Ventilation
- Doors, Windows & Interior