What is a home inspection?
A home inspection is a limited, non-invasive examination of the overall condition of a home, often in connection with the sale of that home. A thorough home inspection gives the buyer details about a home’s structure, foundation, electrical, plumbing, and more. As a home inspector, I check the areas of a home beyond what you, the buyer, can see on the surface. Getting a home inspection is important because it helps you know if a home may need costly repairs. What is uncovered during an inspection can become part of a sales negotiation between buyer and seller, and the real estate agents.
Here are a few sample inspection reports to give you an idea of what’s included.