Home Inspection Checklist
Buying a new home is so exciting! However, it is important to not get ahead of yourself and take time to ensure your new home checks all of your boxes. When you have a professional home inspection performed on your potential new home, be aware and knowledgeable about the topics that may come up. Being well-informed about your home inspection can save you money and help you to make more knowledgeable decisions regarding your home-buying process.
Basement and Foundation
Your foundation is the most important part of your home. If your home inspector finds any cracks or major issues in the home’s foundation, it might not be worth it to purchase the home. These things can be fixable, but are usually very expensive and time consuming. If there is a basement in the new home, be sure to ask your inspector if there is any water intrusion or water damage. Water pooling at the base of the home can truly threaten your home’s soundness and cause major issues down the road. This can be especially problematic in Florida where we often have afternoon rain showers.
It’s important to ensure the HVAC system is working properly in the home you’re interested in purchasing. However, most home inspections do not include an in-depth HVAC inspection. For this reason, it is crucial to call a local HVAC service provider and have a technician perform a proper inspection. Having a thorough HVAC inspection can save you large amounts of money and time over the years. A trained technician will be able to test the efficiency of the system and check for any underlying issues which your regular home inspector might overlook. Give Climatech of Professional Air a call to have a technician out to inspect your potential new home.
If the roof of the new home has cracks, missing shingles, other damage, or is 12-15 years old, it will need to be repaired or replaced. A faulty roof has the potential to impact your entire home! The home inspector should be able to tell if there are any missing shingles or warped spots, and ensure that the roof is attached correctly to your home. Your inspector will also look at the gutters, chimney, flashing, and all other aspects of the roof to ensure it is sound and doesn’t need replacing.
Eek! We hate termites. These little insects can do some major damage to your new home. The home inspector should check for signs of termite or other pest damage. It’s encouraged to hire a pest control company to perform their own inspection for all pests as well. Nobody wants to move into a home which is crawling with unwanted guests. A pest control company will be more fine-tuned to locating termite damage and searching for any other possible pests. They’ll also have the experience and equipment to treat the problem if necessary.
Get In Touch!
If you’re looking at purchasing a new home, give us a call at 850-857-4700! Our HVAC technicians are here to inspect the comfort system within your potential new home, so you’ll have peace of mind during the home-buying process. You can also email us at [email protected].
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