Whether you are buying a new home, or have lived in your home for years, home inspections should be considered a crucial part of owning a home. Unfortunately, this step is often skipped over and homeowners are left with a situation that isn’t easy to fix.
Nobody should have to solve these kinds of problems on their own, and that’s why we want to help make the process more simple. Here is a break down of why you need to schedule your home inspection today.
A home inspection is something that is extremely important to any homeowner, but especially a buyer. This inspection will assess the structural integrity of the home, and provide you with an overall report of how sound the basement, doors, roof, foundation, plumbing, ceilings, electrical and heating are in the home. When all is said and done, the inspector will be able to give you a recommendation on how to move forward with fixing any issues along with a cost breakdown so you know how to plan ahead.
You probably won’t be able to see some of the small or even huge problems as you are viewing a house on your own unless you are experienced in this area, so hiring a professional is essential. A professional will be able to give you a second opinion that is unbiased as you prepare to make a really big decision.
In addition to helping you identify potential structural damage in your home, these inspections also help you maintain the property value.
Whenever you are on a house hunt, people can generally see whether or not there is some kind of structural problem that hasn’t been addressed. This can be a huge deal-breaker for anyone looking at your home. The same thing applies to when you are selling your home. You want to make sure your house is going onto the market in the best possible condition that it can be in. Getting this inspection done will ensure that you are selling a structurally sound home that can be lived in for years to come.
There is no standard or rule when trying to think of how regularly you should have one of these inspections done, but it’s generally a good idea to have a professional come out every 12 months or so.
In some areas, you may be required to get your home inspected after a certain period of time. If you don’t get your property inspected within the required time, it could lead to potential fines. Make sure you are aware of these deadlines when thinking about when to get your home inspected.
Regardless, if problems should arise, or you have a sense that there is an infestation, don’t hesitate to reach out to schedule an inspection right away to get one on the books.
At Elite Home Pest Services, we provide home inspections for free! Knowing whether or not your home is safe and protected from pest damage doesn’t have to be a mystery. Schedule a home inspection today!