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A home is likely the biggest investment you will make in your lifetime. The last thing you want is to be stuck in a home with costly repairs.
Having a home inspection can save you money and make you feel secure in your new home. A professional home inspector will do a thorough analysis of the home and give you a full report of any problems that exist prior to purchasing your home.
Our mission is to be the premium residential and commercial property inspection company for buyers, sellers, investors and real estate agents by providing the industry’s leading inspection report, consistently delivering an unmatched level of client service, being on the forefront of innovation, and upholding our unwavering commitment to ethics, expertise and excellence in our profession.
Why Are Home Inspections Important?
A home inspection is an all-encompassing examination of the condition of a home. The home inspection process is often but not always performed at the time of the sale of the home. A home is one of the most important purchases one will ever make. A home inspection is an inexpensive way to discover the universal condition of a home. It is important to conduct a home inspection to avoid a costly mistake by purchasing a property in need of major repairs. Even if you think you have found a “dream home,” it is a home inspector’s responsibility to let you know that your “dream home” may not be just right.
A certified home inspector is a professional who will conduct an inspection of the general condition of the home. A good home inspection will assist a buyer in understanding exactly what they are about to acquire. A home may look move in ready, but an inspector will cover features of the house such as electrical wiring, plumbing, roofing, insulation, as well as structural features of the home and may unveil issues that are not noticeable to the buyer’s eye. As a buyer, you are making a vast investment, and it is important to understand exactly what you are purchasing. Having a certified home inspector conduct a thorough inspection of the prospective property, could be compared to taking out an insurance policy against all potential operating costs.
There are many different types of home inspection processes that you may want to conduct before the purchase of a home. First and most importantly, you would need a general or residential inspection performed on the home. H.I.S. Home Inspection Services, LLC will inspect the structure, exterior, roof, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, interior, insulation and ventilation. Once the inspection is completed, the home inspector will generally provide the buyer with a report suggesting any improvements or repairs deemed necessary to bring the home up to current standards. Home inspections may often reveal problems with a home that could be pricey to fix. This could be used as a great tool in purchasing negotiations with the seller. As the buyer you may be able to negotiate the price dependant on what the inspector has found. If flaws were found within the home, the buyer now would have a couple more options in negotiations. A buyer could negotiate a credit with the sellers, have the seller pay for repairs before the closing, purchase the home as is, or walk away from the purchase if the issues seem too problematic.
Another home inspection process a buyer may want to have before the purchase of a home would be a termite/wood destroying organism inspection. H.I.S. Home Inspection Services, LLC are certified WDO/WDI inspectors and will check for signs of structural damage caused by wood boring insects in the home with every standard inspection.
H.I.S. Home Inspection Services, LLC will perform this inspection and issue a termite letter recommending remediation or treatment by a licensed WDO/WDI remediation company at an extra cost.
H.I.S. Home Inspection Services, LLC is not licensed to remediate or treat for any WDO/WDI. We can only offer a professional inspectors opinion whether treatment or remediation may be needed.
A Radon Inspection is also important when purchasing a home. Radon is a radioactive gaseous element formed by breakdown of radium, that occurs naturally especially in areas over granite, and is considered hazardous to health. Radon gas from natural sources can accumulate in homes, especially in confined areas such as attics and basements. Radon levels fluctuate naturally, therefore testing for high levels is important. A radon test consists of using a radon kit or detector that would be hung or placed in the lowest habitable floor of the house for two to seven days. If a radon test comes back high, some ways to alleviate the radon could be: sealing concrete slab floors, basement foundations, and water drainage systems. This could be a costly fix, suggesting the importance of radon inspections. H.I.S. Home Inspection Services, LLC will also do radon testing at an additional cost.
The cost of a home inspection may vary depending upon the size, region, and age of the house. A home inspection could take anywhere from 2-5 hours, again, depending upon the size and age of the home. It is not an inspector’s responsibility to correct, or repair any potential issues found in the home. An inspector may recommend repair, or to seek out skilled professionals in each trade for further information.
A home inspection will definitely give the buyer peace of mind and put the buyer’s mind at ease that the home is in good shape. It can also become a negotiation tool in closing, and could inform the buyer of potential future maintenance and upkeep. A seller of a home may also request a home inspection before the home is put on the market. This may assist the seller in setting a price, correct any issues with the home before it is put on the market, or merely having a pre-inspection report available for buyers informing them that the seller has nothing to hide.
Because this decision is so vital, H.I.S. Home Inspection Services, LLC makes it a priority to provide you with the right information about the property being inspected. Our inspections are a breeze to schedule and our inspection reports are clear, easy to read and downloadable from our site. We are committed to providing you with all the resources necessary to make your experience run smoothly and be a positive one.
H.I.S. Home Inspection Services, LLC provides home inspections in East Tennessee for all types of clients, including buyers, sellers, investors and banks, in addition to working closely with realtors. We are a member of NETAR (North East Tennessee Association of Realtors), InterNACHI-certified and our inspections follow ASHI & InterNACHI’s Standards of Practice.
Our services are not limited to basic home inspections alone. We also perform 5-Point inspections (HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing and Roofs), PinPoint Inspections, WDI/WDO Inspections (Wood destroying Insects/Organisms), Apartment and Rental property Inspections, Walk-Through and Pre-Listing inspections.
**Residential Follow up Inspections are always free**