Home Inspection Images
Straight to the photos: have a look at a variety of inspection problems, as we have encountered them on the following photo-and-comment page: http://www.menno.ca/inspections.htm
Feature information regarding home inspections on the Sunshine Coast:
A home inspection provides you with an evaluation of the systems and components inside and outside a home from foundation to roof top. Home inspectors further conduct a visual inspection of all accessible areas of the home and report on functionality, wear and tear, safety and maintenance.
Benefits of a home inspection
The benefit of a home inspection for a buyer or seller is the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the condition of the home; shut off valves, pump switches, heating and cooling filters, and breaker panels are all information that will be found in a comprehensive home inspection.
The difference between a home inspector and an appraiser
A home inspection involves an evaluation of the condition of the home’s heating, central air conditioning, plumbing, electrical systems, roof, attic, floors, foundation and structure at the time of the inspection. A home appraisal is the formal process of estimating a property’s market value. An appraisal does not itemize defects or reflect potential problems in the home.
How to find a home inspector?
It’s easy to find a local licensed home inspector; they have gone through rigorous initial training and testing processes.
A thorough home inspection includes a visual inspection of the home from the roof to the foundation. It also includes the inspection of all major functional components and operating systems of the home.
How long the inspection takes
A typical home inspection takes a few hours depending on the size of the home. During this time, a home inspector can thoroughly inspect your home, provide you with a detailed home inspection report and answer any questions you may have.
How to prepare for a home inspection
The buyer should attend the home inspection so that they can get familiar with the layout and condition of the home and its components. Prior to attending the home inspection, the buyer should have a list of questions ready to ask the inspector. A seller should prepare the home as much as possible for a thorough home inspection.
Will you tell me if the house passes or fails the property inspection?
A home inspection is not the same as a code inspection. Those code inspections either pass or fail. The purpose of a private home inspection is to “educate the client on the condition of the home.” When the building inspection process is complete, the client should have a clear understanding of the home, its components and their condition. With this understanding, prudent decisions can be made by the client concerning repairs, replacement and maintenance.
What if there are problems?
If the home inspector discovers problems, it doesn’t mean you should or shouldn’t buy the house, only that you will know in advance what to expect. This information is used to inform you of possible future repairs, be it major or minor.
The perfect house
A rule of thumb is that there is no perfect house – each house will have certain defects or items that could be interpreted as being defective or less than optimal.
It might be fun to have a look at a variety of inspection problems, as we have encountered them on the following photo-and-comment page: http://www.menno.ca/inspections.htm