Make sure your new home was built right.
Most homebuyers believe that because they are purchasing a newly constructed home, they don’t need the services of a professional home inspection company.
Everything is new. City inspectors have already assessed the construction. That means it’s all good, right?
Sadly, this couldn’t be further from the truth.
Rarely do we come across a home – even a brand new one – without a number of underlying issues … issues that can cost money or even pose a safety hazard.
What Can Be Wrong with a New Home?
Don’t let the smell of fresh paint and the feel of new carpet fool you. The potential for problems with a new home is very real.
One of the most frequent errors committed by builders is in the electrical panel box. Typically a new home is electrically wired and the circuit breakers installed in the panel box, BEFORE the appliances arrive. This leaves the electrician guessing as to what size circuit breakers to install for each of the appliances that are on their way. An over-sized circuit breaker represents a fire hazard because it may not trip when it needs to.
This is just one example of why it pays to have an extra set of eyes following your builder around. There are dozens of other issues we often see in new homes, and it’s for this reason that a qualified, licensed home inspector should always be called – no matter when your property was constructed.