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PRE-PURCHASE (BUYER'S) HOME INSPECTIONS

A Home Is a Large Investment. Don't Go in Blind.

When you purchase a new home, you're also buying any problems that come with it. These problems can add up to a large expense. You can think of a home inspection as a safety net which protects you from falling into a poor investment. Problems found during the inspection which were not disclosed by the seller can put you in a stronger position for negotiation.

The Emotional Roller Coaster

Buying a home is a stressful process, full of ups and downs. It's easy to become attached to a home before you've bought it, making it difficult to see problems clearly. That is why it's wise to bring in an unbiased inspector with specific training to assess the condition of the home.

By knowing the issues and shortcomings of the house you can avoid surprises later and rest easy in your decision.

It's About More Than Just Money

A home inspection doesn't just save you money. It also helps to protect your family. Safety issues can arise from dangerous handyman work, outdated electrical systems, lead pipes, and more. We'll check the home for potential safety issues such as fire hazards, electrical hazards, structural problems, and hazardous materials.

ANNUAL HOME MAINTENANCE INSPECTION
What Is an Annual Home Maintenance Inspection? You can think of an annual home maintenance inspection as a preventative maintenance inspection, or a doctor's checkup, but for your home. A home maintenance inspection is designed to look for routine maintenance or repairs that may have been missed or any seemingly minor problems with the home that could become major financial or safety issues. The objective of the home maintenance inspection is to keep the systems in your home running smoothly and to save you time — and money — in the future.

After your inspection, you'll receive a summary of your home's condition, with recommendations and helpful tips to keep it in great shape. We recommend performing a home maintenance inspection once a year.

An annual home maintenance inspection covers many common problem areas, including the items listed below.

  • Roof and attic

  • Gutters and downspouts

  • Insulation and ventilation

  • Basement, crawlspace, and foundation

  • Grading and drainage

  • Electrical systems

  • Heating and cooling systems (HVAC)

  • Plumbing systems

  • Water heating systems

  • Windows and doors

  • Driveway and sidewalks

  • Decks, porches, and railings

  • And much more

Why Hire a Home Inspector for Your Maintenance Inspection?

With a trained eye, developed through experience and formal education, your home inspector knows where and how to look for issues that may otherwise go unnoticed for years. It's important to catch problems early on when they're cheaper and easier to repair. For example; Under the right circumstances, a simple leaking pipe could turn into a major structural problem years later.

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