Why is a home inspection so necessary? When you think about how big of an investment a house is you want to make sure you’re making the right decision and, unless you have a lot of construction experience, it is not easy to tell the true condition of a house just by walking through it. The home inspection is there to find any major issues that could affect the sale of the house and allow you to make an informed choice.
Do you need to be there when the inspection is carried out? Although it is not a requirement for you to be present during the inspection you might find it helpful as it will be a good way of getting to know your potential new home. The inspector can also point out any areas of concern. If you cannot make it for the entire inspection you may still find it helpful to arrive towards the end so that the inspector can point out their findings. However, everything will be written in their report.
How long does the home inspection take? You can expect it to take about 3 hours, but this will depend on various factors such as the size of the property and its location, etc. If you have an inspection performed that takes a lot less time than 3 hours, it may not have been carried out thoroughly enough.
How can I guarantee a thorough home inspection? Check that your home inspection is carried out by an InterNACHI certified home inspector. This will ensure a thorough and honest report.