Pre-Listing House Inspection
This inspection is scheduled by the seller of the property, before the house is listed on the market. What is found ahead of time, can be fixed. The seller wants to make a good impression and this means doing the best to reduce the number of items noticed as deficient in the home.
Pre-Purchase House Inspection
This is the most typical of inspections. It is a inspection performed before the purchase of a property and is conducted on behalf of the buyer. Typically the buyer will want to schedule the inspection after an initial offer has been accepted. A pre-purchase inspection will reduce the risk of costly surprises and help in budgeting future costs associated with maintaining the home.
A general house inspection is commonly defined as a non-invasive, visual examination of the accessible areas of a residential property. If you don't know all of the intricacies of a home then it could be quite difficult to understand what is included in your inspection. Below is a more generalized diagram as well as a thorough list of what is inspected.
What We Can't Inspect
We do not have the ability to see through walls, look into the soil, see under secured insulation, explore under the slabs, or comment about the items that are not visible to you and me. We have not been trained to predict the future of ANYTHING that is contained in the inspected property. Mechanical fixtures or items can fail at anytime no matter the age or use. We will not be responsible for the condition after the inspection is completed. The home inspection is a "snapshot" in time...no more. Our inspection protocol is the same, every time, to insure that we don't miss anything during the inspection.
We invite you to come along and watch as we inspect your home. You are free to ask questions at anytime during your house inspection.