A home inspection report is undoubtedly one of the most important factors that determines whether you should go through with your real estate purchase. A home inspector goes through each of the home’s components—the HVAC, electrical systems, plumbing, the foundations—to present a detailed assessment of the quality and health of the systems. When it comes to newly constructed homes, an inspector can even assess the quality of these systems as they are laid down to identify problems that can be rectified right there.
Clear Sight Inspections is well-known for our detailed inspection reports that have helped residential and commercial real estate buyers finalize their purchases. With our experience, we doubt that there is anyone else better suited to explain what the ideal home inspection report looks like.
Over the years, the home inspection industry has established a template of the perfect inspection report. While this is not necessarily mandated by a governing authority, typically a home inspector report contains information about the following elements:
The inspector will take a close look at the heating system, assess its energy efficiency and look for signs of wear and tear. In the case they find something wrong with the heating system, they will make a note of the problems that require repairs or replacements.
The heating and cooling systems will also go through a similar inspection. The inspector will take a look at the air filters, vents and ducts, the cooling capacities, and energy efficiency.
Most house fires in the US are caused by faulty electrical systems—there is also significant financial risk to the next homeowner if the systems short-out their appliances. For this reason, the inspector will check if all the required safety recommendations are met and if all the equipment is up to date.
The inspector will also conduct a similar assessment of the plumbing system, which includes checking for possible leaks, faulty faucets, and drainage systems.
Roof damage can include falling shingles, leaks in the attic, bent gutters, and other signs of damage that would require repairs or replacements.
The inspector will consider the state of the walls to see if they are sturdy and can maintain the home’s structural integrity. This includes checking for leaks behind the walls, whether they are bent, have proper insulation, or if they have any cracks.
They will conduct a similar assessment of the ceilings to see if they pose any threat to the safety and the wellbeing of the next tenant/homeowner.
Sometime, in older homes, you will find that the floors are warped, and the doors and windows are cracking or bending. This can signify damage to these components themselves or indicate problems with the home’s foundation. So, the inspector will identify the problems, and possibly the causes of the problems, to give you an idea of the repairs needed.
They will also inspect the foundations to identify possible structural defects with the home’s construction. Foundation repairs and replacements are painstaking, as well as costly, procedures which you need to be aware off before paying the price quoted by the seller.
Depending on whether your inspector has the proper equipment, you can also ask them to conduct radon testing and thermal imaging tests too. The radon test will tell you if you need a Radon Mitigation System, while the thermal imaging will tell you if you need to get insulation installed or if there are any electrical faults or leaks in the house.
Get in touch with Clear Sight Inspection for some of the best home inspection services in the state of New York. With years of experience as professional home inspectors, we offer a wide range of services like multi-unit house inspections, Radon testing, new construction inspections and more. Call us today for more information on their services in Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island, NY.
Reach out to us upon putting an offer on a new home. We will connect with you at our earliest to schedule a date for the home inspection and discuss your requirements. If we are unable to schedule an inspection on your preferred date, we’ll work out to pick another available date at your convenience.
For any inquiries or concerns regarding the inspection, please feel free to contact us. We’ll be ready to address all your concerns.
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