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Frequently Asked Questions
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There are many reasons why you might need a home inspection. For example, if you’re buying a new home, you’ll want to make sure that there are no hidden problems that could end up costing you a lot of money to fix. If you’re selling your home, a home inspection can give you an idea of what repairs or upgrades you might need to make in order to get top dollar for your property. And if you’re already living in your home, a home inspection can help you identify potential safety hazards or maintenance issues before they become big problems. No matter what your situation, The Home Exam Inc. can help you understand your home better and ensure that it is safe and healthy for you and your family.
Yes, you should always prepare for a home inspection. This means making sure that the home is clean and clutter–free, and that all areas of the home that will be inspected are easily accessible. Additionally, it is a good idea to have any necessary repairs or maintenance items completed before the inspection.
A normal home inspection includes an examination of the home’s exterior, including the roof, gutters, and downspouts; the foundation; the grading and drainage around the home; and the condition of the home’s windows, doors, and eaves. The home inspector will also enter the home and inspect the condition of the interior rooms, the condition of the home’s electrical, heating, and plumbing systems, and the condition of the home’s appliances.
The short answer is no, you are not required to repair items on the inspection report. However, it is wise to consider the consequences of not repairing critical items in your home, like electrical systems or structural issues. At The Home Exam Inc, we typically recommend that sellers repair items on the home inspection report prior to listing the home for sale. This is not required, but it may help the home sell faster and for a higher price.
A home inspection is typically paid for by the home buyer and is done near the end of the home buying process, after the offer has been accepted but before the sale is finalized.
The utilities do not need to be turned on for the inspection.
While you could technically perform a home inspection yourself, it is not recommended and will not be adequate if a property is being sold or purchased. Home inspections are best conducted by a certified home inspector who has the knowledge and expertise to properly assess the condition of a home.
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