Questions-to-ask-home-inspector Oneof the most important things that you should do before buying your home is tohave a home inspection done. For a home buyer, a home inspection is an excellent means of knowing if a homeproperty is worth buying or not. And, it would be a great proposition if youshould be present whilst the inspection is being done. Do make it a point toraise questions about things that you donot understand, and you could ask the home inspector his or her concerns aboutthe house.
You don’t want to land a bad investment, do you?Beforeyou get down to the inspection, you should have an idea of what the inspectioncovers and what it doesn’t. While the home inspectors do have a list of itemsthat they cover and don’t cover, you should know that home inspections cover theroofing, the HVAC system (an acronym forHeating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning), electrical system, and plumbingsystem. Sewer, chimney, and swimming pools may not be covered, and so you willhave to get these inspected by special inspectors.Asmentioned earlier, remember to ask questions. Well, if you can’t remember whatto ask the home inspector, make a list of questions that you would like to ask.Here are a few suggestions:1.
Asbestos: Asbestos is a serious concern indeed,but that doesn’t mean that you abandon the purchase and quit. You will discoverthat houses with old pipes are wrapped in plastic, but remedial measures can betaken up. This could be an advantage to you, as you could negotiate the priceto your benefit. 2.
Mold: Another point to be concerned is mold, andyou can make this out from the tell-tale signs of stains or spots on theceilings. Ask the home inspector if the problem can be ignored or if it needsremediation.3. Buying an old house: Inspection of an old housecan be rather tricky. Be wary of the posts and beams in the house that are covered with grime. Checkbehind the grime, as it could cover a lot of unseen things, such as rot andtermite infestation. Your home inspector will tell you of the dangers of old andfrayed wiring in such houses. A bad wiring is a potential fire hazard.
Arriveat an approximate cost needed for repairs, and you could use this figure fornegotiating a price.4. Buying a foreclosed house: A home is forecloseddue to financial problems faced by the owner, and these financial troubles may alsopercolate in maintaining the house. As such, you could ask the home inspectorto double-check everything.
Signs of damage, or the need for repairs could beused as a tool to negotiate a lower price. 5. Buying a ‘Sick Home’: They are called ‘SickHomes’ as such homes will really make you sick. These homes are so tightlysealed that there is no proper ventilation in the home and you get the feelingof a sick environment. This can be remedied through an air-exchange unit, whichremoves stale air.
Whenyou get the home inspection report, you may have more questions for the homeinspector. Be sure that you get all the clarifications, and do not hesitate toask questions on aspects that you are not clear about. You can go ahead with thepurchase once you are assured of getting a perfect house.http://www.homeinspector.org/HomeInspectionNews/6-questions-to-ask-before-and-during-your-home-inspection.8-22-2016.1365/Details/Storyhttps://accurateinspections.com/questions-to-ask-during-home-inspections/https://www.realtor.com/advice/buy/questions-to-ask-a-home-inspector/https://www.amerifirst.com/amerifirst-blog/what-to-ask-during-a-home-inspection