What Is A Home Inspection?
A home inspection is an overall visual and operational examination of the home and property.
The inspection includes observation of structural components (such as the roof, foundation, basement, exterior and interior walls, chimney, doors, and windows), appliance functions, and the operation of any plumbing, heating/air conditioning, and electrical systems.
When Do I Need A Home Inspection?
As soon as you become serious about purchasing a particular home, you should consider having it professionally inspected. The purchase agreement for the property should include a protective clause giving you the right to have a home inspection company conduct a complete general home inspection.