Get The Right Inspection
Different inspections serve different purposes. If you aren’t sure what kind of inspection you need, here’s a quick rundown of a few of the most common types:
- Buyers Inspection – This is the kind of inspection you want if you’re still trying to determine whether or not to buy a home. It’s much more thorough than other inspections and a good one will tell you everything you need to know about a home as a buyer.
- 4 Point Inspection – More focused than a buyers inspection, the 4 point inspection focuses in on the 4 areas of a home that insurers are most concerned about: Roofing, HVAC, Electrical, and Plumbing.
- Wind Mitigation Inspection – Wind mitigation inspections focus on the areas of your home most prone to wind damage. Most homeowners get these inspections in order to save on their homeowner’s insurance via wind mitigation credits.
There are also hyper focused inspections that cover a single area of the home such as roof inspections and plumbing inspections. Typically you would get one of these if a regular inspection found something that warranted a closer look.
Be Present During Your Inspection
No matter what inspection you get, it’s best if you’re present during the process. Inspections reports are often detailed and difficult to understand for the layman so being there during the process to ask questions is the only way to guarantee you’ll fully understand the results. You’re paying for the inspection, so make the most of your money and attend it!
Choose The Right Inspector
Obviously, you want a qualified, honest inspector. But how exactly should you go about choosing? First things first, don’t choose your inspector based solely on cost. This goes both ways. A cheap inspector may be cheap for a reason. And just because an inspector is the most expensive doesn’t mean they’re the most qualified. That’s not to say that price should play no part in your decision, just don’t make it your primary concern.
So what should your primary concern be? The most reliable ways of assessing the quality of an inspector are their history and their reputation. You really can’t go wrong with a home inspector who has a long history of pleasing their customers. So a successful strategy would look like this: narrow down your list of inspectors by asking other homeowners and real estate agents for recommendations, then choose the one with the best reputation that’s also in your price range.
When it comes to buying a home there’s no such thing as a guarantee of quality without a comprehensive home inspection. Please, contact us at Super Inspection Pros. today to learn more about our home inspection process or to schedule an inspection of your home. You can also visit us here to find out more about our home inspection services.