Types of Inspections
Buyers Inspections / Existing Homes
Buyers inspections make up the majority of all home inspections. More homes are inspected every year as customers are realizing the importance of a professional inspection. The buyer will usually have 3 - 10 days to have one performed before proceeding with the home purchase. As with all types of inspections, the home's components and systems from the roof down to the foundation are inspected. An inspector must follow a minimum standards of practice set forth by the State of Arkansas. My inspections always go beyond these minimum standards to give my customers the best inspection for their money.
Seller Inspections / Pre-Listing Inspections
I have seen home deals fall through simply because the seller did not take time to find out the condition of their own home. The advantages of a pre-listing inspection are numerous. Consider the following:
New Home Inspections
Yes, new homes need inspecting! Many people assume that just because a house is new that it does not need to be inspected. With the rapid rate that homes are being built, many items in homes are being overlooked by builders and contractors. While many cities have their own code inspectors that visit these homes, they only look for code compliance and nothing else. A professional inspector averages two inspections per day while city code inspectors may visit 20 homes in a day. A professional inspector can perform a much more thorough inspection than the buyer, especially in areas such as the attic crawl spaces.
One Year New Construction Warranty Inspections
If you purchased a new home, your builder will usually place a one year warranty on the home. Before the one year warranty expires, it is a great idea to have the home professionally inspected to take advantage of any problems or defects that the builder is responsible for. Homeowners are not going to get on a roof or enter the attic area and know what to look for that a professional inspector will. After the warranty expires, a homeowner could face repair bills that may have been avoided. The best time to get one of these inspections is around the eleventh month of ownership.
What Items Are Inspected?
I will conduct a thorough inspection of your home, inside and out. As a professional home inspector, I have the knowledge and expertise to provide you with a thorough and professional, non-intrusive, visual inspection of your home, from roof to foundation.
Outside the home, I will check the exterior walls, roof, driveway, deck, etc., then I will move inside to examine the walls, ceilings, floors, doors, and windows. The heating, air-conditioning,plumbing, and electrical systems will all be examined to ensure that they function as intended. Bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms receive a thorough check, along with the attic and basement or crawl space.
I inspect the following areas:
Radon Mitigation testing is performed for an additional cost.
I invite you to come along and watch as I inspect your home, and you are free to ask questions at any time during your home inspection. For more information on home inspections, please browse the rest of my web site.