Why 1st Inspection services?
We will conduct a professional non-invasive inspection of the property, designed to provide a snapshot of the observable condition of the home and related systems at the time of inspection. Provide a clear concise report, in a timely manner, to assist our client in their decision making process.
We will do this to the best of our abilities in accordance with the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI), and our company’s Standards of Practice.
The inspection is scheduled to accommodate your needs as a home buyer or seller. The inspection will take approximately two hours and will be conducted in accordance NACHI and our company Standards of Practice. During the inspection, digital photographs will be taken to provide a visual reference to items discussed in the finished report. The completed report will be available to you and your agent within 24 hours of the inspection.
What Is an Inspection?
A home inspection is a visual inspection of the structure and components of a home to find items that are not performing correctly or items that are unsafe. If a problem or a symptom of a problem is found the home inspector will include a description of the problem in a written report and may recommend further evaluation.
Why is a home inspection important?
Emotion often affects the buyer and makes it hard to imagine any problems with their new home. A buyer needs a home inspection to find out all the problems possible with the home before moving in.
More and more sellers are choosing to have a thorough inspection before or when they first list their home. First and foremost, you should have a home inspection for full disclosure. You will have demonstrated that you did all you could do to reveal any defects within the home. Second, you will save money and hassle by knowing now what your defects are, not after you have already negotiated and are faced with costly repairs discovered on the buyers inspection. Defects found before the buyer comes along allow you to shop around for a contractor and not deal with inflated estimates that a buyer will present.
What if the report reveals problems?
All homes (even new construction) have problems. Every problem has a solution. Solutions vary from a simple fix of the component to adjusting the purchase price but having a home inspection allows the problem to be addressed before the sales closes.
What does a home inspection include?
A home inspector’s report will review the condition of the home’s heating system, central air conditioning system (temperature permitting), interior plumbing and electrical systems; the roof, attic, and visible insulation; walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors; the foundation, basement, and visible structure. Many inspectors will also offer additional services not included in a typical home inspection such as mold, radon and water testing.