Inspections: What to Look For

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We all know that it is suggested to get a home inspection prior to buying a home; so what do you need to look for? Just because a home doesn't have termites, does not mean that it necessarily passes an inspection. There are so many other facets to look into and consider. So first, you need to find an inspector who will do a thorough job, so do not be stingy on cost here. In the long run-- it could save you a great deal of money. You do not want to spend money on an inspector who does not look for every little thing, just to find out that you have to do plenty of repairs in a years time. 

It is a good idea to create your own checklist to compare with the inspectors to make sure that they have gone over every single detail. So what are some things that should be on your list?

  • mold and mildew (look in basement and crawl spaces, not just the general places)
  • heating and cooling systems
  • Roofing and shingels
  • Chimney status---you might want to check for rats along with ventilation and structure.
  • Plumbing---if you have a septic tank, be sure to check the status and age of it. 
  • Electrical. 
  • Drainage away from the home 
  • Foundation and structural issues. 
  • Windows and framing
  • Landscaping 
  • Exterior structures 
  • Termites

These are just a few things on what should be a very long list. Most people do not take the time to consider all things that need to be checked out and end up paying for it years later. Do your research and save yourself time and money!

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