If you’re thinking of hiring a Kelowna home inspector, there’s a good chance your offer just got accepted on a home. While there’s a whirlwind of things you’ll need to do in the midst of removing subjects, a home inspection is likely one of them. Here at C4U Inspections, we’ve compiled a list of a few key things you should know about booking a home inspection.
Why You Should Have a Home Inspection Before Purchasing
Purchasing a home may be one, if not the, biggest investment you ever make in your lifetime. Ensuring you know exactly what you’re getting before you purchase is imperative. Having a home inspection will determine if there are any health and/or safety problems, minor or major defects and if further specialized attention is needed.
Your Inspector Must Be Certified
If you’re debating between a home inspector and a contractor, you should be aware of key differences between the two. While a contractor will do an excellent job at telling you how to fix home maintenance problems, a certified home inspector specializes in identifying problems or potential problems in a home, even if they may be small enough to be missed by others.
What Do Home Inspections Cover?
You may be wondering what to look for in a home inspection and what a residential home inspection covers. Your certified Kelowna home inspector, such as C4U Inspections, will inspect the homes roof, attic, windows, exterior walls, plumbing, additions, grading drainage, foundation, electrical, climate, and landscaping.
Keep in mind an inspection isn’t an x-ray exam. It doesn’t cover the inside of walls or other areas that can’t be seen. It will, however, give you confidence in your purchasing decision.
If you have an accepted offer on a house, it’s a good idea to do everything you can to know what you may be purchasing. Getting a home inspection is part of this. After the inspection is complete, your home inspector will provide you with a summary report of their findings. A home inspection is not a pass or fail event, but if there are any issues, you’ll be aware and can decide for yourself if the house is still worth purchasing.