When you’ve found your dream home, you want to be confident before finalizing the sale that there are no hidden issues with the property. A quality home inspection will tell you everything you need to know about the home before you commit to it. As you look for the right home inspector, ask them the following questions to ensure you’re hiring a professional you can trust for this significant decision.
3 Important Questions for a Home Inspector
1. What Is Your Background?
A quality inspector has years of experience in the industry, either as a builder or an inspector. This entails that they know what to look for as signs of potential problems in the home and they understand local building codes and other regulations. They should also be a part of professional organizations, such as the American Society of Home Inspectors®.
2. Can I Join You In The Inspection?
It should be up to you to decide if you’d like to attend the inspection or not, and an inspector who tells you that you cannot join them is not one you want to hire. Whether you are there or not, they should be willing to explain any possible repairs the home requires and talk you through everything they see. This is an opportunity for you to learn about the house, so they must explain these details during the inspection or when you review the report.
3. What Does the Inspection Include?
Ask them exactly what they will be looking at and when you can expect to receive the report. An inspection should include everything that is visible, including the roof and the water heater. They will not look at hidden areas, such as inside the drywall, and can’t tell you if your building is up to code, for example with the electrical wiring. If you want more detailed information, you’ll need to schedule a specialized service, such as a thermal inspection.
Buying a home is a major investment, so you want to be sure you do it right by hiring the best home inspector, and you’ll be glad you did when there are no unpleasant surprises down the line. The team at Ultimate Property Inspections, in Dallas, TX, will be happy to answer all your home and commercial inspection questions. They have over 30 years of experience and will provide you with a thorough and detailed report within 24 hours, accompanied by photos, to give you a clear understanding of the property’s condition. Contact them at (469) 954-0669 to schedule a home inspection, or visit their website for more information.