At last, you found a home you want to buy! It suits your needs in so many ways. But should you make an offer?
A home inspection report can help answer that question. In fact, a home inspection report helps both buyers and sellers negotiate the sale of the home.
If You are a Buyer …
You may love the kitchen, but are you aware of any maintenance or serious problems with the home? A detailed home inspection report, listing all major and minor concerns, ensures you have an accurate ‘picture’ of the home before you buy.
When arranging for home financing or insurance, a home inspection report is often an essential document to have.
If You are a Seller …
If you are a seller, a home inspection report completed before listing, provides you with an opportunity to fix issues that might later derail the sales process.
The report also provides independent documentation that supports the home’s selling price. And, it helps address buyer questions upfront, reducing obstacles to a sale.
What is a Home Inspection?
Our HRS Home Inspection is a thorough examination of all accessible components of the house, both inside and outside the house. Our inspection includes, but is not limited to:
- Inspect roof and eavestroughs
- Look around the entire exterior of the building structure looking for signs of weather damage
- Look for any issues with exterior decks and railings
- Inspect the exterior foundation looking for cracks or other issues
- Check the grading around the foundation
- Check the basement or foundation for any water leakage
- Check all electrical outlets, switches and the fuse/breaker panel
- Inspect the heating system
- Inspect chimneys and flues (in some cases chimneys require an additional inspection from a specialist)
- Inspect cooling systems
- Check out the attic and any crawl spaces to assess insulation
- Flush toilets and turn on faucets to make sure they work and to determine water pressure
- Open and close all the windows.
- Check the floors, walls and ceilings for any defects
- Test operation and function of any inclusion appliances
- Examine in the closets and under the stairs
The inspection usually takes between 2 and 3 hours – depending on the age and condition of the home.
You (the buyer or seller) are invited to be present during the inspection. It is an opportunity to understand any defects that are found and learn how to manage and maintain different components of the house.
You will receive a detailed report, with photos, containing both the positive attributes of the house as well as any defects found.
If you have questions, we would be pleased to review the report with you with via telephone or as needed.
Why Choose HRS Industrial Home Inspection Service?
Our home inspector is Scott Saulnier, a Certified Home Inpector. Scott received his certification through the Carson Dunlop Home Inspection course from Dalhousie University. In addition, Scott is a certified Construction Safety Supervisor, with 30 years in the construction field.
Scott’s real world construction background means your home inspection report will be comprehensive, fair, and accurate.
You can contact us at 902-350-6226 or drop us a note using our contact form.