Home Inspection FAQ’s
What are the most common problems found during a home inspection?
In the Phoenix area, a few of the most common problems that we find during home inspections are wiring problems, roof issues such as cracked tile and worn-out shingles, foundations cracking and settling, plumbing problems and defects in air conditioning systems. Your home inspector will note the severity of these problems, to help you understand how serious they are.
What should I do before a home inspection?
Do your research, read reviews and hire an inspector that is qualified for the testing you need. Make sure that the time you schedule the inspection for is when you are also available to walk through the home with the inspector. This way they can tell you about their findings throughout the process, and you can ask them questions along the way. Being with the inspector is the best way to make sure that you are fully informed about the problems in your potential new home.
What are the best questions to ask during a home inspection?
There are no questions that you shouldn’t ask! Your home inspector wants to do everything they can to make sure you’re purchasing a high-quality home without any major problems. Focus on asking questions about the most critical (expensive) aspects of the home, such as the internal structure, wiring & plumbing, major appliances, foundation and anything else that could be a big problem.
What should I expect during my home inspection?
Your home inspector will arrive at your house, and start by examining each room, looking for both cosmetic and more serious structural flaws. They will also take a close look at the exterior for structural issues, plus the surrounding landscape for flaws and costly issues as well. Special attention is given to attics, crawl spaces and basements, because these can be a good indication of the overall condition of the home.
Why are home inspections beneficial?
A home inspection can tell you everything that you need to know when making a decision whether or not to purchase a home. We as home inspectors are trained to see small details that are easily missed by the untrained eye, but that can be a sign of a major issue. You’ll want to know everything that you will either need to fix or replace, because smaller issues can be quite costly if you don’t catch them soon enough. In addition, you can also use the issues found in an inspection to negotiate a lower purchase price with the seller. In some cases the seller will even fix these issues as an incentive to close on the home. The biggest takeaway from an inspection is that you avoid unknowingly buying a home that has numerous structural flaws which will be a costly surprise. You’ll have peace of mind, knowing that your property is in good condition.