Buying a new home is the biggest investment most people will ever make. It's a decision that will affect you for many years. The process can be very stressful and confusing, and a lot of risk is involved when making such a big decision. A professional inspection will greatly reduce your risk and help make the entire home buying process easier and less stressful.
You should choose your house inspector very carefully and make sure that he or she is a "good fit" for you. Nobody has any extra money to spend these days, but the amount of the inspection fee should be the least important of your considerations when choosing an inspector. If you want an inspector who will take his time going carefully through the house observing and evaluating its many details and systems, who will answer all of your questions, and who will then spend several hours producing a custom-written and detailed report that fully explains what is found during the inspection, then please give us a call.
We encourage all of our clients to accompany us during the inspection. You should ask the inspector any questions you may have during the inspection process. The only stupid question is the one you don't ask. The inspector will point out problems and explain them to you. He will also show you the good points of the house, and explain how the systems work. Plus, he will explain what routine maintenance is needed to keep the house in top condition. You will find that attending the inspection to be time very well spent.
We cannot promise to find everything that is wrong with a house or everything that might cause you problems while you live there. Nobody can promise that, certainly not in the amount of time that is available for an inspection. Our main purpose is to help you to understand what you are getting yourselves into if you purchase the property. We have been doing that successfully since 1985. During the inspection, we expect to find any major problems that might exist at the time of the inspection and we are usually successful at that as well.