Frequently asked questions

(Q) What is a “home inspection”?

(A) A home inspection is an objective visual examination of a home’s physical structure and systems, from the roof to the foundation. It is like giving a physical checkup when your home is being inspected. If problems or symptoms are found, the inspector may recommend further evaluation.

(Q) What does an inspection from Nashville Home Inspection include?

(A) The standard home inspector’s report will review the condition of the home’s heating system, central air conditioning system (temperature permitting), interior plumbing and electrical systems; the roof, attic, and visible insulation; walls, ceilings, floors, windows, and doors; the foundation, basement, and visible structure.

(Q) Why do I need a home inspection?

(A) The home purchase is probably the largest single investment you will ever make. You should learn as much as you can about the condition of the property and the need for any major repairs before you buy so that you can minimize unpleasant surprises and difficulties afterward.

Of course, a home inspection also points out the positive aspects of a home, as well as the maintenance that will be necessary to keep it in good shape. After the inspection, you will have a much clearer understanding of the property you are about to purchase.

If you are already a homeowner, a home inspection may be used to identify problems and learn preventive measures that might avoid costly future repairs. If you plan to sell your home, you may wish to have an inspection before placing your home on the market. This will give you a better understanding of conditions that the buyer’s inspector may discover and an opportunity to make repairs that will put the house in better selling condition.

(Q) What will the home inspection cost?

(A) The inspection fee for a typical one-family house, as does the cost of housing, varies geographically. Similarly, within a given area, the inspection fee may vary depending on the size of the house, particular features of the house, its age, and possible additional services, such as septic, well, or radon testing. It is a good idea to check local prices on your own.

However, do not let cost be a factor in deciding whether or not to have a home inspection or in the selection of your home inspector. The knowledge gained from an inspection is well worth the cost, and the lowest-priced inspector is not necessarily a bargain. The inspector’s qualifications, including his experience, training, and professional affiliations, should be the most important consideration.

(Q) Can’t I do my home inspection myself?

(A) Even the most experienced homeowner lacks the knowledge and expertise of a professional home inspector who has inspected hundreds, perhaps thousands, of homes in his or her career. An inspector is familiar with home construction’s many elements, proper installation, and maintenance. He or she understands how the home’s systems and components are intended to function together and how and why they fail.

Above all, most buyers find it very difficult to remain completely objective and unemotional about the house they really want, and this may affect their judgment. For the most accurate information, obtaining an impartial third-party opinion from an expert in the home inspection field is best.

(Q) Can a house fail inspection?

No. A professional home inspection is an examination of the current condition of your prospective home. It is not an appraisal that determines the market value or a municipal inspection that verifies local code compliance. A home inspector, therefore, will not pass or fail a house but rather describe its physical condition and indicate what may need repair or replacement.

(Q) When do I call in the home inspector?

(A)  The home inspector is typically contacted right after the contract or purchase agreement has been signed and is often available within a few days. However, before you sign, be sure there is an inspection clause in the contract, making your purchase obligation contingent upon the findings of a professional home inspection. This clause should specify the terms the buyer and seller are obligated to.

(A) Do I have to be there?

(A) you don’t need to be present for the inspection, but it is recommended. You will be able to observe the inspector and ask questions directly as you learn about the home’s condition, how its systems work, and how to maintain it. You will also find the written report easier to understand if you’ve seen the property first-hand through the inspector’s eyes.

(A) What if the report reveals problems?

(A) No house is perfect. If the inspector identifies problems, it doesn’t necessarily mean you shouldn’t buy the house, only that you will know in advance what to expect. A seller may adjust the purchase price or contract terms if major problems are found. If your budget is tight or you don’t wish to become involved in future repair work, this information will be extremely important to you.

(Q) If the house is in good condition, did I need an inspection?

(A) Definitely. Now you can complete your home purchase with your eyes open. As well as to the condition of the property and all its equipment and systems. You will also have learned many things about your new home. From the inspector’s written report, and will want to keep that information for future reference.

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