Home Improvements and Home Inspections

When you are remodeling your home, you have plenty to think about and decide on. From larger projects, like a home addition, to smaller projects, like remodeling a small half bathroom, home improvements have a direct impact on the value of your home. And if you eventually sell your home, the potential buyer is going to want a home inspection. So what should you keep in mind when planning your remodeling project to help ensure your home will do well in a home inspection? We are a home inspection company in the Twin Cities, and we have a few suggestions on what to keep in mind while making home improvements.

  • Make sure that any building materials that are used are not low quality. While saving a few bucks here and there is a good thing most of the time, you do not want to cut corners with your building materials. A home inspection company like ours will make note of this if you do, and that could affect the final outcome of your home inspection report and the potential buyer’s final decision.
  • If you are taking any measurements, take the advice of the old cliche: “measure twice, cut once.” Depending on the type of work that is being done, wrong or inaccurate measurements could affect the structural integrity of your home. But even if they don’t, inaccurate measurements will show in what the final product looks like. Professional remodelers know how to take accurate measurements and how to do the work properly. Enlist the help of professionals if you are unsure of how to do any of the work yourself.
  • Make sure any electrical work or plumbing work is done by a licensed professional. While it might be tempting to try these as a do-it-yourself project, these are tasks that are best left to someone with plenty of training and experience. A home inspection company will definitely see and make note of any major plumbing and electrical issues, and this could also affect your ability to sell your home. A licensed professional will know how to do the work safely and correctly and will make sure everything is up to code.

Do you want more information on our home inspection company in the Twin Cities? Call AmeriSpec Home Inspection Service at 952-854-5110, or you can Contact Us.

The knowledge, skill and experience required to follow these “tips” varies; if you are in doubt as to your ability to properly and safely implement these suggestions, call a qualified professional first. Every home appliance and system is different as are the problems that can affect them. Accordingly, the above-referenced tips are meant only as suggestions to be considered for the listed problems. AmeriSpec cannot be responsible for any damages arising from any actions taken pursuant to tips provided herein. This list is not exhaustive and other remedies may be needed in addition to those listed above.