Finding the Right Home Inspector

Your future home, located in that perfect neighborhood could merely be a shell for a myriad host of problems and issues hiding just below the surface. You do not want to buy a money pit. By hiring the right home inspector for the job, you are taking the proper steps to make sure that you do not end up in a compromised position. If you are seeking out a professional and highly sought after home inspector company near Chanhassen, look no further than Amerispec Home Inspection Service—performers of over 350 home inspections (and 194 radon tests!) in April 2016—record numbers!

As part of the home-buying process you  are generally required to get a home inspection per the terms of most mortgages. Some home inspectors do not take the care that others do, some are simply not so thorough in the level of detail which they seek. Don’t just hop online and go with the best looking logo, truly look around—your potential home is a huge investment, after all.

Some suggestions on things you can ask your prospective home inspector prior to choosing:

  1. What is your professional background?

A top-ranked home inspector will have experience in the building industry/construction. Veterans such as these will have spent valuable time learning directly during many builds and have at the very least a general understanding of the basics of local building codes. If you are debating the purchase of an older home, veterans of the trade will be aware of common problems existing in homes past a certain age.

  1. Just how much experience do you have?

Older usually equals wiser when it comes to landing the right home inspector. You can go with younger home inspector who has a background in construction or standard home repair. If a youngster in the field lacks on-site experience but has undergone an extensive regiment of training, they may just be worth a shot.

  1. What all will you be taking a look at?

A home inspector will not spot hidden mold or piping problems. The home inspection will gain an overall perspective the visible aspects—attic, lower level, roof, water heater, furnace and electrical box. Your home inspector should have the know-how to inform you on whether or not the systems are safe or if you would need to start saving for repairs.

  1. Can I attend the inspection?

Never choose a home inspector who does not encourage you to attend the home inspection—you will have no greater an opportunity to learn all there is to know about any issue in the home you are interested in. A decent home inspector will take you along—a great home inspector will take you through the entire inspection, explaining everything along the way.

  1. What kind of inspection report do you offer?

Many inspectors will yield a report within 24 hours. Ask if seeing samples of their previous home inspection reports are an option. Lastly, you will have to consider their fees and their schedule.

Are you interested in learning more about a home inspector near Chanhassen or any of the surrounding towns? Call us at AmeriSpec Home Inspection Service at 952-854-5110, or you can Contact Us.