5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Home Inspection in the Twin Tiers
For many people, the home inspection is something that’s a necessary part of the process of buying a house. They look at it as another item that they need to check off their to-do list to satisfy their mortgage requirements. We’d like to believe that it’s really so much more than that.
At Precision Home Inspection, we know that your home inspection can be a valuable tool that you can use right away. Whether you’re buying a house, or you’re having your home pre-inspected, if you know how to utilize it, your home inspection can be incredibly valuable.
Today we’d like to offer you some tips that will help you get the most of out your home inspection in the Twin Tiers.
Tip #1: Make Sure You’re There
It’s not always necessary for you to attend a home inspection. However, it’s better if you can. Your inspector may ask you to be present for the last hour or so, but the best ones will want you there the entire time. This is a great opportunity for you to learn about your new investment from someone who knows how to look for potential problems.
Tip #2: Only Use an Inspector You Trust
It’s not good enough to just Google home inspectors in the Twin Tiers. You’re going to get a lot of results, but how do you know they’re good?
Facebook is a great tool, and the best inspectors will have reviews listed right on their pages. Don’t be afraid to ask around too. You want to find someone you trust.
Tip #3: Ask Plenty of Questions
Please don’t think that you’re going to be bothering the inspector by asking a lot of questions. You won’t, and good ones will encourage you to ask away. We love answering your questions and giving you the information you need. It’s a part of the job, but it’s also great because we get to do something we love – informing new homeowners.
Tip #4: Ask for Pictures
The best home inspectors will bring along a camera that can take great pictures. Those pictures should be a part of your inspection report. It’s important to ask if yours will be including pictures of the home. You may need them if you have to point out a major defect or problem.
Tip #5: Spend a Lot of Time in the Basement
You’ll find that your home inspector will spend most of their time in the basement, and there’s a good reason for that. They’ll be checking out the furnace, hot water heater, and other important parts of the house. You can usually tell the quality of the home by what’s happening in the basement.
We want to encourage you to be an active part of your home inspection. Next week, we’re going to talk about why that’s so important in more detail. Until then, if you need to schedule your inspection, you can do it online, directly through our website.
We look forward to working with you!