3 Reasons Not to Trust a Family Member – Even One Who is a Professional – With Inspecting Your Home

Posted on: May 25, 2018 by in Home Inspection, Home Inspector, Twin Tiers
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3 Reasons Not to Trust a Family Member – Even One Who is a Professional – With Inspecting Your Home

Buying a house is expensive, and anyone who is planning to purchase one in today’s market – especially during the spring and summer months – can attest to that. Because of all the costs involved, it’s tempting to want to skip some of the processes if it’s possible to do so. For instance, unless you are getting an FHA, VA or Conventional loan, or unless your bank requires it, you may not necessarily need a home inspection. You might consider talking with a family member who knows the field and asking them to give the house a look for you.

At Precision Home Inspection, there are a lot of good reasons why we advise against this. It’s always better to do business with someone who isn’t related to you, and today we’re going to discuss what they are.

You’re Trying to Save Money, But it Might End Up Costing You More

Perhaps your dad built his own house from the ground up. You’re sure that if there’s something wrong with the home you’ve put an offer on, he’ll find it. The problem is that people who aren’t trained in home inspection don’t always do a thorough job.

For instance, he might know how to check out the home’s furnace to make sure it’s working all right. However, he may not be able or willing to climb on the roof to check out your shingles.

In the end, you’re spending a few hundred dollars to have a professional go over your home with a fine-toothed comb. That’s nothing compared to the thousands you might spend if you don’t get an inspection done by a professional.

You Need to Know the Inspection is Being Taken Seriously

When you have your home inspected, you want the person doing it to view it as a job. Even if your relative or friend is a professional, they may not view this job in that way.

At Precision Home Inspection, we expect to spend around four hours when we’re inspecting a house. That’s because we take our job seriously and it means a lot to us that you get the right information about it. Yes, it takes time, but we’d rather spend it than think we missed something critical.

You May Not Find Out What Repairs the Home Could Need in the Future

Even if you have someone inspecting your home that knows what to look for, they may not be able to warn you about future needed repairs. That type of knowledge comes from the right training and years of experience. Not only that, but you’ll miss out on some fantastic warranties that could be available to you. That’s something you definitely don’t want to do.

We want you to have the best possible experience with your home inspection. We know it’s an expense, but we pride ourselves on being much more affordable than many of the inspectors in the Twin Tiers area. You’ll also get the benefit of having a lot of warranties when you choose us. That way, if something does go wrong later on, you’re covered.

Is it time for you to schedule your home inspection? We make it easy for you to do so right online. We can’t wait to inspect your new property!