It’s true that you will likely have many people come through to evaluate your home in one way or another, but most of these evaluations will not be real home inspections. Home appraisers will look at things like square footage, location, bedrooms/bathrooms, and age to determine whether the asking cost is fair. What they will not do is check the roofing, wiring, plumbing, or appliances or look for signs of mold. While an appraisal is an important step in buying a new home, it is not a substitution for an independent home inspection.
Inspections Save You Money In The Long Run
The cost of a home inspection pales in comparison to the price you’d pay for unknowingly buying a home with major issues. Plumbing issues aren’t uncommon and can cost thousands to fix. Mold can render your new house uninhabitable until it’s fixed. Issues with electrical outlets or major appliances such as washers and dryers can endanger you and your family. The only way to know for sure whether a home has these issues is with a home inspection from an independent home inspector.
Home Inspections Help You Bargain
Knowledge is power, and a home inspection can give you information about a house that even the current owner may not know, and this knowledge can end up saving you thousands of dollars. If your independent home inspector finds major issues, you can use them as a bargaining chip to reduce the cost of the home or ask that the homeowner takes care of these issues before closing on the house.
Issues with homes don’t just impact your wallet, they can impact your safety as well. What seems like a simple leaky faucet could portend much larger issues like mold, which can cause long-term health problems for you and your family. Small things like dryer vents or electrical outlets are often neglected by homeowners, even though they can be a major fire hazard. A home inspection will help uncover issues like these so you can fix them before disaster strikes.
A home inspection is a vital part of the home buying process. At Super Inspection Pros we have over 45 years of experience in the home inspection industry and an unmatched attention to detail. Contact us today to learn more about our inspection process or to set up an inspection for your potential new home.