Home Inspection for Buyers in South Florida
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Hiring a home inspector to check out a house before you buy it takes time, but it can save you big money in the end. A home inspector can check for major flaws that might need to be fixed. After all, even if a house looks like it's in great condition, appearances can be deceiving.
What does a home inspector look for?
There are approximately 1600 different items reviewed in a full home inspection. A general home inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of the accessible areas of a residential property which is designed to identify defects within specific systems and components defined by Standards that are both observed and deemed material by the inspector. The scope of work may be modified by the Client and Inspector prior to the inspection process. We follow InterNachi’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.
And a home inspector's discoveries can help home buyers big-time. Provided you have a home inspection contingency in your offer, you can renegotiate with the seller to fix certain problems or to lower the price. Or, if the problem is more than you want to handle (think faulty foundation or roof on the verge of caving in), you can walk away from the deal with your deposit in hand. Either way, it’s a win-win for the buyer.
How you can help us with the process?
Bring any and all concerns about the property to us before we begin, so we can keep a sharp lookout for possible problems. If the seller has disclosed damage, give your inspector a heads up about that, too. Also, make sure all utilities (water, gas, electric) are on before the inspection starts.
The following is a general list of systems and components that are inspected:
- Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace and Structure
- Interior (Wall, Ceilings, Floors, Windows and Doors)
- Attic and Insulation
- HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning)