A home inspection is a visual and functional examination of a home’s visible and usable structures and components (plumbing, heating and cooling, electrical, building, roof, and so on), with the aim of giving the consumer (buyer, seller, or homeowner) a better understanding of the home’s overall condition. A buyer who is serious about purchasing a home will usually request an inspection. A home inspection provides information that can be used to support or contradict purchasing decisions, as well as expose serious and/or costly-to-repair flaws that the seller or owner may be unaware of. It is not a land valuation, and it does not require the cost of upkeep. look at this site
It does not ensure that the home complies with local building codes, nor does it protect a client if a component tested fails in the future. [Warranties are available for a number of items.] As illustrated by the numerous report formats and software programmes used to generate them, there are many different viewpoints on what makes a good Home Inspection report. When I was in the Home Inspection industry for more than 15 years, I was drawing (gulp…yes, hand-written) reports on carbon copy paper forms in triplicate (three copies…press hard, please) back when there were no computers involved in the process. In fact, I had to be pulled into the modern computer age, not by my hair, and not exactly…but almost…kicking and screaming. In retrospect, it was a huge step forward (in most ways, anyway…I have yet to have my wrist “crash”…but I digress). I have my own professional opinion on what goes into a good Home Inspection and what a good Home Inspection report should look like as the owner of a Raleigh Home Inspection company.