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The Importance of Home Inspection: Avoiding Costly Surprises

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Categories: Attic Inspections , Basement Inspections , Buyers Home Inspection

Buying a home is one of the most significant investments that most people make in their lifetime. Therefore, it's essential to know what defects exist and what will need to be repaired or replaced in the near term so you can make an informed decision. 

One very important step which should never be overlooked when you’re buying is the home inspection. At Attic to Alley Home Inspections Inc, we take pride in our thorough inspections.  We will check for defects or any potential issues that may be costly in the future. In this blog, we will discuss the importance of home inspection and how it can help you avoid costly surprises.

Identifying Structural Issues

A home inspector examines a property's foundation, walls, ceilings, floors, roof, and other structural elements. We look for any cracks, signs of movement, water damage, or other signs that could point to a structural concern. Structural repairs are often costly, so buyers must have this information prior to purchase.

Electrical, Plumbing, and HVAC System Inspections

These important components make up a significant portion of the home inspection.  We’ll identify the types, and where possible the age of installed HVAC equipment and test the system using installed controls. Water heating equipment is tested at faucets, and drainage conditions are observed. We’ll identify the type of wiring and assess electrical system performance.  Supply piping and drain waste and vent plumbing is identified and tested. Failure of any of these components is both costly and dangerous to the home or its occupants.  Accurate information on these systems is critical when making your buying decision.

Safety Concerns

A home inspection also checks for safety concerns such as fire hazards, the presence of fire safety, and carbon monoxide detection equipment (where required) and identify any trip fall hazards or other potential physical or life safety concerns.

Peace of Mind

Your home inspection will play a big role in helping you decide if the defects found are within your comfort zone and your budget. More importantly, your home inspection will provide you with peace of mind, knowing that you're investing in a property that you can handle. The prioritized list and timelines in your inspection report will help you plan for future maintenance and repairs, so you're not caught off guard by costly surprises.

Investing in a home inspection is a vital step in the home-buying process. It can help you avoid costly surprises and ensure that you're investing in a property that falls within your comfort zone and abilities. 

When you are looking for home inspection services, please contact Attic to Alley Home Inspections Inc. Our list of home inspection services and competitive rates are listed on the website. As a member of Home Inspectors Association BC, ongoing education requirements, a comprehensive scope of inspection, and exemplary client care since 2017, make us the best choice for your home inspection. 

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