A professional home inspection is an objective examination of all the systems in a home. A home inspection report will give you information on all the major systems in your home: the structural, heating/cooling, plumbing, electrical, insulation, etc. If needed, the home inspector will refer you to the appropriate professional for improvements or further consultation.
For the buyer, the purchase of a home is usually your largest investment. A home inspection is a ‘snapshot’ of the home’s condition at the time of the inspection. The inspection report will provide you with a wealth of information on the systems in the home. The report will also alert you to important safety improvements or upgrades that may be needed, or expensive repairs that may be needed now or in the near future. The inspection and report will allow you to make an informed buying decision.
If you are already a homeowner, a home inspection may be used to identify problems in the making and to learn preventive measures which might avoid costly future repairs. If you are planning to sell your home, you may wish to have an inspection prior to placing your home on the market. This will give you a better understanding of conditions that may be discovered by the buyer’s inspector, and an opportunity to make repairs that will put the house in better selling condition.
Your home inspection report doesn’t only provide information that affects the sales transaction, but it also provides the type of information that can be used to keep the house and its components functioning properly over the years. ASHI is where you can find a qualified home inspector to meet your needs.