FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
As a potential homebuyer, you will likely have questions about the home inspection process. For example, is an inspection necessary? What does an inspection involve?
In the following queries, we’ll explain how inspections work, why they’re valuable, and how they benefit you and your family. Don’t hesitate to contact us at (678) 516-9467 with any of your own questions.
Why should I have a home inspection?
The purchase of a home or commercial building is one of the largest single investments you’ll ever make. Since it’s such a big investment, you need to know the current condition of the property — as well as any repairs and maintenance that will be needed in the future.
A professional home inspection informs the homebuyer of the property’s condition. Things aren’t always as they seem. A fresh coat of paint might be hiding serious structural concerns. Stains on the ceiling may simply be the result of a resolved leak, or they could indicate chronic roof leakage and mold damage. There could even be extensive termite damage that compromises the integrity of the home. After evaluating the property, our home inspectors will present their professional opinions on the property’s condition. This will give you a clear understanding of the home so you can make a confident decision.
If you’re selling your house, getting an inspection before you put your house on the market can help identify and remedy any potential concerns. Call Dream Home Inspections (678) 516-9467 to schedule a home inspection today. In addition to residential assessments, we also specialize in commercial inspections.
What is a home inspection?
An inspection is a visual examination of the structure and the systems of a building. If you are thinking of buying a home, condominium, mobile home, or commercial building, you should have it thoroughly inspected by an experienced and impartial professional before the final purchase. When you choose Dream Home Inspections to do the evaluation, you can rest assured that our inspectors are the best in the industry.
What parts of the house will a home inspector assess?
Our inspections include evaluating the heating and air conditioning system, the plumbing, the water heater, the drainage system, the roof, the attic, the crawl space and ventilation, insulation, framing, complete exterior, complete interior, electrical system, foundation, masonry walls and siding, appliances, windows, doors, furnace and much more.
When should I schedule an inspection?
The best time to schedule an inspection is directly after you have a binding contract on a property. The real estate contract usually allows for a due diligence period to inspect the building. Ask your real estate agent to include this inspection clause in the contract, making your purchase obligation contingent upon the findings of a professional inspection.
What should I look for in an inspector?
Unfortunately, home inspectors are not legally required to be licensed or certified in Georgia. This means that some are not as qualified or experienced as others.
All of our inspectors are licensed, certified, and insured. Our inspectors are members of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) and the International Code Council, the organization who establishes the building codes for the country. Our extensive certifications and credentials mean that our home inspectors are the best in the industry.
How long will a typical inspection last?
A typical inspection will take from two to three hours, depending on the size and features of the home.
Should I attend the home inspection?
We invite every home buyer to attend the home inspection. However, if your schedule does not permit attendance, you will still receive the same high level of service and a phone call to discuss the findings.
What kind of report will I receive?
Some home inspectors handwrite notes on a sheet of paper. These “reports” are often unorganized, unprofessional, and hard to read. At Dream Home Inspections, we create a typed report that’s customized to your home. These reports include several high-quality photos, detailed notes, and a summary page. View one of our sample home inspection reports.
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Call (678) 516-9467 with a decision as important as your future home in the balance, why take the risk of an un-certified, unlicensed, and inexperienced inspector? Contact us today at (678) 516-9467 to schedule an inspection with one of our experienced professionals. You can also request an appointment online, read our reviews and see the rest of resources.