This is one of the most frequently asked questions i get. A home inspection is a non invasive visual observation of your dwelling. A snapshot in time. Your home inspector will document the house, it's deficiencies, and recommendations of what to do about them. If you have a question not covered here please message me so i can add it to the faq.
A home inspector looks at your windows, walls, foundation, HVAC, water heater, grading, flashings, electrical, plumbing, roof, crawlspace, bathroom, attached garage, and other major components. For more detailed information please follow this link https://www.nachi.org/sop.htm
The Home Inspection trade has been around for a relatively short amount of time, roughly 40 years. They came into being out of necessity. Consumers were tired of buying homes and investing potentially thousands of dollars into costly repairs due to easily avoidable defects that went unnoticed because the average consumer is not trained to look for them. You need an inspection to protect your investment and ensure you are making a good purchase.
A home inspection report will give you the details of any defects found in your home along with recommendations of what to do about them. There is no PASS/FAIL
Most problems get worse with time and no house is perfect so if a defect is revealed it is the perfect time to act. By knowing there is a deficiency you have time to decide how to correct it. If you are not sure what to do or where to go next then ask me. Im happy to answer any questions you might have.
No one is required to attend but i recommend you do. You will learn a lot more talking with me face to face being able to ask questions and allowing me to physically show you where the shut-offs are. Most clients show up at the end of the inspection so i can go over my findings with them.