Are-purchase house inspection can be beneficial for homeowners who are preparing to sell their house. Here is why each house needs to have a pre-purchase house inspection.
How a Pre-Inspection Works
A pre-purchase house inspection is a visual inspection of a home structure. It can also include termite inspections. It is carried out by a qualified and trained house inspector ahead of any official inspection a state requires in advance of a house sale. Licensed house inspectors have experience in assessing the basic features in a home and can offer a clear as well as accurate report on the components’ condition. A house inspection is naturally visual and must not include invasive drilling, deconstruction and digging.
Home Inspection Goals for Home Sellers
The first goal of a home inspection is to determine any possible or existing defects which are likely to impact the decision of a buyer to buy and provide a realistic estimate of the costs of repair. Also, a home inspection is aimed at identifying areas that need to be repaired immediately or any physical or mechanical components which reach the end of their life span. Such goal offers information useful to establish a maintenance budget.
What a Home Inspection Covers
- The Structure– The foundation of a house, porches and entryways are inspected to determine any sign which indicate trouble. Home inspectors find sagging roof lines, a porch pulling off the house or gaps in the siding. They determine an issue with the foundation of the house and ensure they know anything which could go wrong before closing on the property.
- The Exterior– Aside from performing a visual evaluation of the home’s exterior, home inspectors check out for grading issues which are likely to cause future costly problems with drainage. When a house has vegetation and trees, the inspectors can tell homeowners if the roots of the trees pose a threat to the foundation or plumbing of the home. Also, they ensure all electrical garage doors comply with safety standards of the state.
- Roofing Inspection– When inspectors know their roof’s age and enforce their knowledge using a visual check, they can offer an accurate evaluation of its condition. If conditions are safe, they provide a report about any chimneys, drainage systems and skylights.
- Plumbing Inspections– Home inspections can include testing water supply and distribution which offers accurate information on the water heating equipment and water pressure. All faucets and toilets are tested during the inspection.
- Electrical System Inspection-Inspection of the electrical system of a house is thorough. They check to ensure there are industry standard current protections in place. They try to find the presence of aluminum wiring, a fire hazard.
- Interior Inspection– Each general house inspection includes checking of the walls, ceilings and floors for any water sagging or damage. The compliance and safety of railings and stairways are also checked. Additionally a sample of the doors and windows are checked for conditions. In the kitchen, a sample of cabinet interiors and countertops will be examined.
Author Bio: Brad Sloan has built a reputation for being an award-winning blogger, He used to work for Melbourne House Check with a team of professionals. His practical advice, especially on inspections, is regularly sought out by print, online and television media outlets.