What’s a Home Inspection?
A home inspection is an independent, in-person physical evaluation of a home and its various systems. It is performed by a licensed home inspector, and offers a potential buyer valuable insight into the home’s physical condition and safety.
Typically, a home inspection will provide an evaluation of the following:
- Drainage Systems
- Roof, Attic, Insulation, Ducting
- Interior & Exterior Walls, Gutters
- Doors & Windows
- Fireplaces & Chimneys
- Electrical Systems, Light Fixtures, Switches, Receptacles
- Heating Systems, Ventilation Systems
- Air Conditioning Systems
- Plumbing Systems
- Water Heaters
- Ovens, Ranges, Microwaves
- Dishwashers, Disposals, Trash Compactors
- Lawn Sprinkler System
Once a home inspector has conducted the evaluation, the homebuyer is given a detailed home inspection report indicting the findings. This report can be used to evaluate a home’s value and worth, and buyers can also use it to negotiate on pricing or work with sellers to make repairs and fixes before closing/move-in.
A home inspection is a necessary and vital part of the homebuying process – even for brand new and just built homes.