The pre-purchase home inspection is an essential part of the home buying transaction. The professional home inspector understands residential construction and offers consumers an expert opinion regarding the condition of a home's major systems and components before the purchase is made.
A Move-In Certified home has been pre-inspected, which means that the seller can confirm that there are no major systems in need of immediate repair or replacement, and no known safety hazards. A Move-In Certified Seller Inspection informs you of any defects or problems with your home so that you can address them before prospective buyers discover them.
Why get a Maintenance Inspection?
Think of a maintenance inspection as a checkup visit to the doctor or dentist that need only happen every five years or so. A maintenance inspection will help to prioritize a home improvement list, and to hopefully find out about small problems before they turn into big ones. In some cases, a maintenance inspection also gives homeowners a chance to have a professional home inspector answer questions with a completely unbiased viewpoint.
To understand why we strongly recommend home inspections on new construction, it's helpful to appreciate the complexity of what we call a house. According to the National Association of Home Builders, more than 3,000 components are employed in constructing a house. That is a lot of parts and that number does not even include the fine detail of how critical components such as screws, nails, adhesives and sealants are selected and installed. These 3,000 components are likely to be installed by roughly 20 different sub-contractors and each sub-contractor may employ as many as 4-5 different employees working on the house. Upon completion, your house could have had more than 100 different people touching more than 3,000 components, including sub-contractors for any of these: roofing, framing, painting, drywall, electrical, flooring, appliances, insulation and more.
Our Light Commercial Inspection is a comprehensive inspection of smaller size commercial use properties such as storefronts, churches, offices, restaurants, various low-rise buildings, etc. Many Light Commercial buildings are constructed similarly to homes but often have different roofing materials and the electrical and HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems are more advanced. Business owners can benefit greatly with a comprehensive inspection which can help in deciding whether a building best suits their needs and budget.