Pre-Purchase Home Inspections
Pre-purchase home inspections are one of the numerous steps in the home-buying process. Generally speaking, pre-purchase home inspections prevent you from purchasing a house with hidden issues.
Your home purchase agreement should also contain a contingency for a home inspection. Equally important, Home Inspections provide you the leverage to negotiate.
A house won’t receive a pass or fail rating from the inspection. You, the buyer, make that decision. Ultimately the home inspection can help you renegotiate the price.
Our pre-purchase home inspections are for single-family homes, condominiums, and townhomes. Furthermore, Our complete home inspection includes a visual inspection of:
- Your home’s exterior siding and trim. We will also inspect driveways, sidewalks, and patios.
- Our inspector checks the roof and roof flashings for damage or leakage. We attempt to determine the roof’s age and the remaining life. Furthermore, we ensure the roof drainage system is clear and functioning correctly.
- A thorough inspection of the attic cavity helps determine the attic’s presence, type, and insulation condition. We inspect the roof framing and decking for structural deficiencies, damage or leaks, and ventilation issues.
- The inspector will examine the exterior and interior of the home’s foundation. We examine the under-floor framing, post, beam system, and piers for evidence of damage. We also check crawl spaces.
- Home interior inspection includes floors, ceilings, and walls for structural or water damage. Staircases and railings to ensure they are safe. All countertops, cabinets, and appliances in the home’s sale get checked. The garage door and garage door opener as well.
Additional Areas of inspection
- We look at the heating and air conditioning systems. In addition, we note the type of systems used in the home. Also, a complete check for common problems or defects associated with the system. In addition, we also test the heating and cooling system by using the thermostat and checking the response: air filters, vents, flues—also chimneys for any apparent defects.
- A fully functioning electrical system in a home is critical for your safety. Electrical system problems cause thousands and thousands of house fires every year. We inspect the electrical system, including the light switches. Electrical outlets to ensure they are correctly wired. As well as the electrical service panel for signs of age, wear, and damage.
- We inspect the plumbing system, faucets, toilets, bathtubs, showers, and hose bibs. Furthermore, we test multiple fixtures. We inspect the supply and drainage pipes and the water heater for signs of leakage, rust, or corrosion.
A home inspection is essential in buying a new home.
Our Advanced Home Inspections can help you avoid costly mistakes. Key Home Inspection will ensure the property is in good condition. Additionally, a home inspection will aid you in finding any potential problems with the property. Even better, you can negotiate a lower price if issues need to be fixed.
Call today, and we’ll get you a quote!