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Q: Why should I have the home inspected?
A: Most homebuyers lack the knowledge, skill and emotional detachment needed to inspect homes themselves. 
By using the services of a certified Home Inspector, they can gain a better understanding of the condition of the property, especially whether any items do not “function as intended” or “adversely affect the habitability of the
dwelling” or “warrant further investigation” by a person who specializes in the item in question.

Q: What is a home inspection?
It is an evaluation of the visible and accessible systems and components of a home (plumbing system, roof, etc.) and is intended to give the client a better understanding of their condition. It is also important to know what a home inspection is not! It is not an appraisal of the property’s value; nor should you expect it to address the cost of repairs.
It does not guarantee that the home complies with local building codes (which are subject to periodic change) or protect you in the event an item inspected fails in the future. [Note: Home Warranties can be purchased to cover many items.] Nor should it be considered a “technically exhaustive” evaluation, but rather an evaluation of the property on the day it is inspected, taking into consideration normal wear and tear.

Inspections are thorough, covering a home from top to bottom, inside and out, and when your inspection and report are complete, you will have all of the information you will need to make an informed decision about your home or prospective future home.  For more details about what is inspected, see Standards of Practice.

To schedule your inspection, call Doug at 209 826-6280 or his cell at 209 752-7771.