Frequently Asked Questions
What is a home inspection?
A home inspection is a limited, non-invasive examination of the condition of a home, often in connection with the sale of that home. Home inspections are usually conducted by a home inspector who has the training and certifications to perform these kinds of inspections.
Why should I get a home inspection?
The main purpose of a home inspection is to give you the information needed to make an informed decision before you make a purchase.
What is the difference between a home inspector and an appraiser?
The main difference between an inspection and an appraisal is that an inspection deals with the condition of the home while an appraisal deals with the value of real estate.
How can I be sure that a home inspector is qualified?
It is best to find referrals through local online communities such as google or yelp. Review their reviews and check their websites for necessary credentials.
How long does a home inspection take?
Admirable Home Inspections, LLC inspections may vary based on the size of the home. They have ranged from 3 hours to 6 hours.
What is the process of a home inspection?
A home inspector examines the property from the outside in and from top to bottom. We mostly inspect everything that is visible and accessible.
At what point in the real estate transaction should I schedule a home inspection?
You should schedule your home inspection immediately after you have received the accepted offer. Admirable Home Inspections, LLC offers home inspection services in as few as 24 hours (for most cases).
Do I need a home inspection for a new construction?
A third-party home inspection can add value by evaluating the overall quality and design of the building. In addition, it will give you a good idea of maintenance items to keep in mind, and it will almost certainly come up with a helpful list of small repair items that were missed. Read more.
Should I be present for the inspection?
It’s a good idea for the buyer to attend the home inspection because it’ll be the perfect chance to ask the inspector how the home’s various systems work and hear about maintenance.
Can the home inspector also repair any defects they find?
Home inspectors don’t make repairs. Although inspectors look for defects throughout the home and even operate many systems, such as turning on appliances, furnaces, and faucets, they don’t open up or take anything apart. The scope of work doesn’t include deep investigations that would require disassembly or cut into any part of the house.
What is a new construction inspection, and why is it necessary?
A new construction inspection is a thorough assessment of a newly built home’s systems, components, and overall quality. It is necessary to identify any potential issues or defects before you move in and ensure the home meets safety and quality standards.
When is the best time to schedule a new construction inspection?
It is recommended to schedule a new construction inspection during the final stages of construction, just before the builder’s final walkthrough. This ensures that any issues identified can be addressed before you take possession of the home.
What areas of the home are typically covered in a new construction inspection?
A comprehensive new construction inspection covers the entire home, including the exterior, roof, foundation, plumbing, electrical systems, HVAC, insulation, windows, doors, and more.
What are some common issues or defects found during new construction inspections?
Common issues found during new construction inspections include electrical problems, plumbing leaks, improper insulation, inadequate ventilation, faulty HVAC systems, roofing issues, structural defects, and cosmetic flaws.
How long does a new construction inspection typically take?
The duration of a new construction inspection depends on the size, complexity, and condition of the home. On average, it can take a few hours to thoroughly inspect a new construction property.
Can I attend the new construction inspection, and what should I expect during the process?
Yes, you are encouraged to attend the new construction inspection. It allows you to ask questions and gain a better understanding of the home’s condition. During the process, the inspector will assess each area of the home, document any issues, and explain their findings to you.
Will the inspector provide a report after the new construction inspection, and what will it include?
Yes, the home inspector will provide a detailed report after the new construction inspection. The report will include a summary of the inspection findings, photographs of any defects, and recommendations for repairs or further evaluation.
Can a new construction inspection uncover hidden problems or defects that might not be visible to the untrained eye?
Absolutely. A professional home inspector has the expertise and tools to identify hidden problems or defects that may not be apparent to an untrained eye. They use specialized equipment to evaluate the home’s systems and components thoroughly.
Should I still get a new construction inspection if the builder or contractor has their own quality control processes in place?
Yes, it is highly recommended to get a third-party new construction inspection even if the builder or contractor has their own quality control processes. A neutral inspector can provide an unbiased assessment and catch any oversights or deficiencies that may have been missed.
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General Home Inspections
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