Home Inspector | Frequently Asked Questions about Home Inspections
The following are some common questions and answers regarding home inspections and what to expect from one:
Why is a home inspection necessary?
A home, or any piece of property for that matter, is most likely the largest investment you will ever make. Besides obvious maintenance issues, it may be filled with hidden dangers that are not apparent to the untrained eye. Paint could be hiding serious structural issues that you might miss. Watermarks in the basement might look harmless to you, but they may hide a seepage problem eating away at the foundations. A home inspector will examine such issues thoroughly, and then provide his/her own professional opinion on possible solutions.
What is involved in a home inspection?
A complete and comprehensive home inspection involves a complete visual examination of the property inside and out and from top to bottom. The home inspector should examine the heating system, the cooling system, plumbing, electrical systems, caulking, roofing, insulation and other visible structures.
Can anyone do a home inspection?
Even experienced buyers and home owners lack the skills, knowledge and experience that a professional home inspector who has examined a number of properties has. A professional inspector is quite familiar with all types of properties and knows what proper installations and maintenance looks like. In addition, since most buyers or owners can get biased regarding their purchase, the report they come up with will not be an accurate evaluation of their property.
Beryl offers professional home inspectors who can examine and evaluate your property from top to bottom and from inside and out for a comprehensive evaluation. This includes defining computerized reports that can be emailed to clients instantly.