What to Expect from Your Home Inspection

Just like buying a new home, getting a home inspection is something that people don’t get very often, so many people aren’t sure exactly what to expect from a home inspection. 

While buying a home is a new and exciting time, a home inspection is a vital last step in the process, so that you can make sure the property will be safe for you and your family! 

Here is what you should expect from your home inspection with Front Line Home Inspections! 

What is a Home Inspection? 

A home inspection is a non-invasive, full assessment of a home and it’s condition. A home inspection is a great asset for buyers, because the inspection gives them a deeper insight into the home. 

The purpose of a home inspection isn’t to influence a real-estate transaction, it is simply to provide the buyer (or homeowner) with a non-biased insight and analysis of the home & its systems. 

Without a home inspection, the chances of buying a home that has underlying problems is much greater, because many defects that inspectors find aren’t obvious to people who are not used to looking for these specific things. 

What is Included in a Home Inspection?

A home inspection always has the same general checklist of vital components that are necessary to every home. In addition to that checklist, there are other things that can be involved in a home inspection, but they are specific to the property in question. 

Many home inspectors also offer additional services such as radon, mold and infrared testing. Home inspections typically last around 2-3 hours, but depending on the home this varies. 

The Main Components of a Home Inspection are: 

  • Heating system
  • Central air conditioning system (temperature permitting)
  • Interior plumbing and electrical systems
  • Roof
  • Attic, including visible insulation
  • Walls
  • Ceilings
  • Floors
  • Windows and doors
  • Foundation
  • Basement
  • Structural components

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