If you are thinking of purchase a single family residence, muiti units, manufactured home, mobile home, Condo or commercial building, this could be the biggest purchase you will ever make. Choosing an ASHI Certified Professional Inspector, you can rest easy knowing that you have someone looking out for your interests in one of the most relevant purchases of your life.
You should book a inspection as soon as your offer is accepted. Depending on your contract it will state how many days you have to do your inspections and reports.
You should know what to expect about general condition, potential repairs and maintenance of the property. The inspector does a thorough visual examination of the physical structure and systems of the property. Then presents a professional opinion. After the inspection you will receive an inspection report on the property. This will help you understand the condition of the property and you will be able to make a clear and confident decision on your purchase.
If the inspection reveals problems in the property, It just means you know the current condition and what items may need repaired or replaced. It is NOT a pass or fail, nor does it mean you should not buy this property. It just mean now you can now make a clear decision on your purchase.
Yes, by observing and asking questions at your home inspection , you will learn more about the property and get some helpful tips on the general maintenance. So everybody benefits.