Are you buying or selling a home anytime soon? Are you getting a refinance of your home through your bank? These are two reasons you might hire a home inspector to perform a home inspection of your house.
Home inspections can give you peace of mind when buying a home to make sure there are no hidden problems that can arise later after you purchase the home. Home inspections can also create a lot of headaches in the process for both the buyer and seller if they find something big that needs to be fixed. It can even prevent a potential buyer from buying the home. Or, it can cost the seller a lot of money to fix the problems.
What does a home inspection include?
In Florida, a home inspector will review the condition of the home’s central air conditioning system (temperature permitting), heating system, electrical systems, interior plumbing, the roof, attic and visible insulation, walls, floors, windows and doors, ceilings, foundation, basement, and structural components.
A typical home inspection in Florida covers all structural integrity, cosmetic features, major mechanical systems, and other aspects of the house. The list includes:
- Heating and cooling systems
- Interior and exterior
- Kitchen to include all cabinets, counters, sinks, faucets, garbage disposals and other built-in appliances
- Wood Destroying Insects such as termites
- Exterior walls
- Parapets, trim
- Basement and crawl space
- Attic and roof to include insulation, ventilation, framing, roof surface, flashing, penetrations, drainage, overhangs, gutters, and downspouts
The home inspection does include a roof inspection.
Why do I need a home inspection?
Since purchasing a home is one of the most significant investments that you will ever make, you need to have a home inspection to minimize unpleasant surprises and unexpected difficulties. It is wise to learn as much as you can about the newly constructed or existing house before you purchase it. The inspection can inform you of the major repairs or builder oversights, as well as the need for maintenance to keep it in good shape.
If you already own the home, a home inspection can identify any problems that exist and suggest preventive measures that might help you avoid costly future repairs.
Getting a home inspection done before selling your home will give you the information on what repairs you need to make to put you in a better
What to expect on home inspection day
On your scheduled home inspection day, the home inspector performs an initial site evaluation. The inspector will look around the entire home with a checklist of items to check. A thorough home inspection can find problems related to moisture intrusion, roof leaks, WDI infestation, unsafe electrical wiring, failed plumbing, wet basements, mold and mildew, and safety hazards.
Depending on the size and complexity of the home, a typical home inspection takes approximately 2-3 hours.
Home inspection report
After the home inspection, the inspector will compile a written report detailing all the findings which will contain photographs and descriptions of any damage or defects found during the inspection.
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