What is a home inspection?
A home inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of the accessible areas of a residential property performed for a fee, which is designed to identify defects within specific systems and components defined by these Standards that are both observed and deemed material by the inspector. The scope of work may be modified by the Client and Inspector prior to the inspection process. Our radon and mold inspection services in North Bend and across Washington State can identify problems before they become worse.
What does a home inspection include?
Why is an Home Inspection Important?
Buying a home is an important investment. To minimize unpleasant surprises and unexpected difficulties, you’ll want to learn as much as you can about the newly constructed or existing house before you buy it. A home inspection can identify the need for major repairs or builder oversights, as well as the need for maintenance to keep it in good shape. Our mold inspection services in North Bend and Washington State identify problems in homes that could grow worse. After the inspection, you will know more about the house, which will allow you to make decisions with confidence.
If you already are a homeowner, a home inspection can identify problems in the making and suggest preventive measures that might help you avoid costly future repairs.
If you are planning to sell your home, in Washington, Seattle, or North Bend, our crawl space and basement inspection services can give you the opportunity to make repairs that will put the house in better selling condition.
What will it cost?
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 sense of security and knowledge gained from an inspection is well worth the cost, and the lowest-priced inspection is not necessarily a bargain. Use the inspector’s qualifications, including experience, training, compliance with your state’s regulations, if any, and professional affiliations as a guide.
Why can't I do it myself?
Above all, most buyers find it difficult to remain completely objective and unemotional about the house they really want, and this may have an effect on their judgment. For accurate information, it is best to obtain an impartial, third-party opinion by a professional in the field of home inspection.
Can a house fail a home inspection?
How do I find a home inspector?
What Is InterNACHI (International Association of Certified Home Inspectors)
The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors – InterNACHI® – is the world’s largest trade organization of residential and commercial property inspectors (view our membership map). InterNACHI® is a federally tax-exempt, 501(c)(6) non-profit membership trade organization headquartered in Boulder, Colorado.
InterNACHI® School (internachi.edu) is accredited as a nonprofit post-secondary educational institution by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training, a national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE), to provide tuition-free online training, examination, certification, and continuing education to InterNACHI® members.
When do I call a home inspector?
A home inspector should be immediately contacted after the purchase agreement has been signed. Before you sign, be sure there is an inspection clause in the sales contract, making your final purchase obligation contingent on the findings of a professional home inspection. This clause should specify the terms and conditions to which both the buyer and seller are obligated.