Frequently Asked Questions Before a Home Inspection

As essential home inspection is to the home buying process, there are still an awful lot of questions surrounding it. We have been providing superior quality home inspections for many years and have heard every question there is. So before you start your home buying or home inspection journey, take a look at some of these frequently asked questions fellow home buyers have asked in the past. And when you’re ready, contact us for a professional, trusted home inspection for your Lakeville home.

Why do I need a home inspection?

A home inspection isn’t always necessary to buy a house but is always a good idea. Buying a home could be the largest single investment you will ever make. To minimize unpleasant surprises and unexpected difficulties, you’ll want to learn as much as you can about the home; a home inspection does this for you.

Why can’t I do it myself?

Even the most experienced homeowner likely doesn’t posses the knowledge and expertise a professional home inspector has. An inspector is familiar with all the important elements of home construction, proper installation, maintenance and home safety.

What does a home inspection usually entail?

A home inspection is basic, objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a house, from the roof to the foundation. The standard inspection report will go over the condition of the heating system, central air system, interior plumbing and electrical systems, the roof, attic and visible insulation, foundation, basement and other structural components.

Can my house fail an inspection?

Not exactly; there’s no pass or fail grade when it comes to a home inspection. A home inspection is done to give you as much information about the home as possible. Then it’s up to you, the buyer, to decide what if anything you’d like the seller to take care of or if you still want to move forward with the purchase.

Is an inspection the same as an appraisal?

A home inspection is not an appraisal, which determines market value. It is not a municipal inspection, which verifies local code compliance. A home inspection simply describes the home’s physical condition.

Whose responsibility is it to hire the home inspector?

Generally speaking, the house buyer will hire a home inspection company. The home inspector can point out any flaws with the house and report on them to the house buyer.

The home inspector cannot give advice to the buyer in terms of whether or not they should buy the property, but armed with the knowledge from the home inspection report, the house buyer can come to an informed decision. Ready to get more information about a home inspection in Lakeville or the surrounding areas? Call us at AmeriSpec Home Inspection Service at 952-854-5110 or you can Contact Us.