What is a Home Inspection?

November 26, 2007 · Filed Under Home Inspections · Comments Off 

A Home Inspection is a visual examination and analysis of the major systems of a property. The systems inspected include the Roofing, Exterior, Structure, Electrical, Heating, Cooling, Insulation, Plumbing, and the Interior.

There are a number of reasons we highly recommend a home inspection:

  • To ensure you are not surprised by major defects
  • So you can be advised about the various elements of the home including – heating and cooling systems, structure, electrical and plumbing
  • To learn about how the mechanical systems work and need to be maintained
  • Most homeowners are not expert in the numerous components of house construction
  • A third party can be objective as there is no emotional attachmentHomestead Inspections

No property is flawless….not even brand new homes. When you find the right house, you need to go one step further and find out what problems exist and what could arise in the future. Buying a house is one of the biggest investments most people will ever make, so it makes good sense to have it checked out by a professional home inspector

Mike Conway (689-6004) with Homestead Inspections has a list of Inspection FAQ’s to help answer some of your questions.