What is a Home Inspection?

What does a home inspector inspect and what does it cost?

A certified home inspector is usually hired by the buyer to inspect a home. The inspection is comprehensive. The home is inspected inside and out. A list of what is inspected is listed below

  • Exterior items
    • the inspector will check the grade, elevation, and landscaping that could affect the home.
    • the inspector will check fences, driveways, and exterior electrical items.
  • Roof and any attic areas
    • the inspector will evaluate the conditions of the roof, flashing, gutters, as well as the framing of the attic area and insulation, if any in that area.
  • Plumbing
    • the inspector will identify the type of plumbing as well as toilets, shower, tub, sinks, faucets, traps, and overall condition of the plumbing.
  • Electrical
    • the inspector will identify the types of wiring and check for any grounding issues.
    • the inspector will check the outlets, the main panel, and circuit breakers.
  • The appliances will also be checked.
  • Structural items
    • the inspector will also check the walls, ceilings, roof, and foundation to make sure they are structurally sound.
  • Major Systems
    • the inspector will check the heat, central air systems.

The home inspections costs can vary area to area. The size of the home also affect the costs. However, a home under 3000 sq feet is usually $400 to $600

If a termite, water (when there is a well), septic (on site systems), or radon inspection are desired those are at an additional costs.

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