House inspection conceptInspections Are To Discover What Issues the House May or May Not Have

Even if you bought a new home, it will not be perfect, there are always issues, some major, some minor.

The inspection is designed to do a couple of things. First, to let you know the condition of the home at this point in time, and second, to let you know what you can expect in the short term future.

Inspectors do not have crystal balls though. For example, wooden decks by their very nature, do not last forever, and neither does brick and vinyl. Keep in mind that inspectors view the home as it is right now. Houses need to be maintained, and improved upon. We frequently talk about the “nominal age vs the effective age” of a home. For example, consider a home that has had the major systems replaced, i.e. wiring, plumbing, heating etc. Although that home may be 50 years old nominally, the effective age would be much newer.

Building inspections let us know if major issues exist, they are not about decorating, painting, etc. they are about structural, safety, systems.

Inspections are also about not having any surprises, so approaching the inspections in this frame of mind is a good thing, and your attendance at the inspections (optional but strongly suggested) is encouraged, as it gives you an opportunity to speak with the inspector and understand, rather than simply read the inspection, and have no specific frame of reference.

As always, if you have any questions about the inspections before, or after, please do not hesitate to ask.

I always say that I have the most important job at a building inspection…I UNLOCK THE DOOR! and then I get out of the inspectors way and let them do their job.

Trusted Service Provider: Amerispec Inspection Services

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We've trusted AmeriSpec Inspection Services to provide our clients with reliable, high quality inspection services for many years. The company was voted #1 home inspection company by both BobVila™ and Forbes Advisor. If you're unsure of which home inspection service provider to choose, we recommend AmeriSpec with confidence. Contact them by calling 902-469-1119.

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