Why a Home Inspection

Whether you are looking to buy or sell a home, you should conduct a professional home inspection. If you are buying a home, a home inspector will ensure the systems and foundation of the home are free from severe damages that may increase your liability in the future. Likewise, if you are selling a home, failing to receive a satisfactory home inspection will make it very difficult to sell your property. 
 
General home inspection items include:
- Structural elements of the home (walls, ceilings, floors, roof, foundation, etc.)
- Exterior (landscaping, grading, elevation, drainage, windows, trim, etc.)
- Roofing (ventilation, framing, gutters, etc.)
- Plumbing (drain, waste, pipes, toilets, showers, sinks, etc.)
- Electrical (circuit breakers, main panel, wiring, grounding, exhaust fans, light fixtures, etc.)
- Appliances (dishwasher, oven, garbage disposal, etc.)
 
If you are purchasing a home, you need to know any underlying issues with the home before you close the deal. A professional home inspection will identify any problems with the home that may affect your buying decision.
 
If you are selling a home, you should know about any hidden problems before your home goes on the market. Buyers will require a professional home inspection as one of the contingencies before they decide to purchase. If the inspector addresses any serious problems, the buyer will likely back away from the deal. Any issues with the home should be fixed before your home is put on the market. This will make selling your home a lot easier.

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