1. What exactly is a property inspection?
The easiest way to define it is ”a visual examination of the systems and physical structure of a house, from the foundation to the roof”. Such services can only be provided by a licensed, professional home inspector, such as Hi-Tech Inspections in Atlanta, GA.
2. What does the report include?
The property inspector will prepare a report that covers the condition of various components of your house. Here are some of the things you will find information about in the document:
- heating & air conditioning
- plumbing and electrical systems
- roof, attic and insulation
- ceilings, walls, floors, doors and windows
- the basement, foundation and crawl space
- other structural components
3. Why would I need a property inspection?
Calling upon the services of building inspectors is necessary when buying a new home. Purchasing real estate is probably the biggest investment you’ll ever make – that is why you should call upon the services of professional commercial real estate inspectors – like us. We can help you learn everything there is to know about the house you are about to buy. A property inspector will locate existing problems, such as builder oversights and things that need repair. After our inspection is complete, you will be able to make your decision with confidence – you will know what you need about the property you are about to buy.
If you want to sell your current home, a team of building inspectors will show you what needs repairing, in order for the selling price to go up. Using the services of a home inspector will significantly reduce the chances of last-minute re-negotiations from the potential buyer.
4. Can I perform a home inspection on my own?
No buyer or homeowner can remain objective about a house they own or want to own – and that is sure to have an effect on their judgement. A third party is the best way to approach this, and this is where commercial real estate inspectors come into play. We, at Hi-Tech Inspections, are guaranteed to provide you with accurate information! Most people simply do not possess the training, knowledge and expertise of a professional home inspector. We are more than knowledgeable in home safety, proper installation procedures and maintenance requirements. Our inspectors know how a house is supposed to function – and if a problem is evident, how to solve it.
5. What if my house fails the home inspection?
There is no such thing as ”a failed property inspection”. The procedure determines the current state of the house – it’s not an appraisal to determine market value or something like that. A property inspector will not fail or pass a house – they will describe its condition and explain which components need repair – and why.
6. Do I have to attend the inspection itself?
No such thing is required of you, but it is highly recommended that you stick around for the procedure. You will be able to follow the inspector and see them in action. That is the time to ask questions and learn about the state of your home. The inspector will also provide you with helpful tips on house maintenance.