Why Do You Need a Home Inspection?
We are often asked the question, "Why do I need a home inspection?" by our clients. I wish I could say the answer to this is simple, but, honestly, it is not. A home inspection is one of the most important steps in buying a home. Each home in this area is different, whether it be the way it was built, when it was built, or what material was used. Although a home could look perfectly fine from the perspective of the naked eye, we are able to look at more than just that. A member of our team is at that house to make sure that the house is not going to quite literally fall over in the future. We also make sure that each outlet works and is grounded properly, your plumbing drains properly, and all the lights work, just to name a few simple items. Somethings that the average homebuyer most likely wouldn't notice are things like settlement in the foundation, evidence of argon gas leaking from the windows, and leaks inside the walls. Yes, inside the walls, you understood that correctly. How do we do this? Well, we have a thermal camera, which allows us to see the temperature changes inside the walls (See image below). These thermal cameras also allow us to identify if the doors and windows are sealed properly. Our team is able to identify if your home is efficient. This is important because, at the end of the day, efficiency saves you money. We want to ensure that your new home is move in ready and nothing is going to fall down, in, or over when you move in. For many, buying a home is one of the largest investments one may make in their lifetime. We want to make sure that this investment will last you for years to come. A home inspection will potentially save you thousands of dollars in the future.