When you become a homeowner, you do everything in your power to ensure your home is running to its full potential. One important aspect of owning a home is getting the necessary inspections to make sure you don’t run into problems in the future. Think about it, your home is like having a baby. You wouldn’t just trust anyone watching your baby, right? In order to get the best results, you must hire a home inspector you can trust. At Precision Home Inspections we want you to know exactly what you should be looking during your home inspections and why our unique home inspection process sets us apart.
- Ask questions: ask your home inspector about the company they work for, how long they’ve been working there, and search for the company’s credentials/reviews. Read our great reviews here. Most organizations require members to follow procedural and ethical standards when conducting home inspections. Membership to one of these organizations doesn’t guarantee a home inspector is an expert, but you should probably rule out any inspectors who aren’t members of a respected professional organization. Also, don’t be afraid to ask exactly what experience the inspector has. Just because they’ve worked with their company for five years, doesn’t make them an expert on the particular inspections you need. It’s perfectly fine to hire someone with less experience, as long as you ask all the important questions to see if they’re a right fit for you.
- Do your research: research the standard market procedures prior to your conversation so you can be sure you’re getting the right information. On average, a full home inspection with Precision Home Inpections takes 1.5 hours. We have a team of 2 certified inspectors at each inspection to expedite the process and assure nothing is overlooked. If you’re dealing with a large home, a fixer-upper or an older house, the inspection may take a little longer.
- Participate: this is completely optional, but walking along with the contractor is a great opportunity to see the condition of the home for yourself, and learn about the inner workings in case something were to go wrong in the future. If they deny your request to do the inspection with them or says you’re not allowed to tag along (other than in particular spaces – like the attic – for safety reasons), they could be hiding something.
With these important tips in mind, look no further than Precision Home Inspectors when seeking the best contractor! Our team consists of trained professionals who will be more than happy to answer all your questions. Feel free to reach out to our office to inquire about our experience and services menu. We want nothing more than to help you feel comfortable in your home!