Affordable Inspections, Inc.
Qualified Inspectors Performing Home, Building, Wind Mitigation, 4 Point, Mold, Chinese Drywall, Roof, Commercial Property and many other inspection services in Tampa Bay, Clearwater, St. Petersburg and surrounding areas for over 20 years.
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“Your Inspection Today Is
Your Peace of Mind Tomorrow”
Why You Need A Home Inspection
Protect Yourself. Protect Your Investment.
In the last 20 years or so, the big box home improvement stores have made "do-it-yourself" remodeling sound so easy. The truth of the matter, though, is that the do-it-yourselfer that you are buying your home from quite likely did his or her project without building permits or permit inspections. The projects are done by people that have good intentions but really do not know what they are doing. Many of the homes we inspect might look OK, until we take a closer look. We often uncover safety and health issues as well as many other types of concerns.
Over 400 potential items are inspected on an average home. Things like unsafe or non-conforming wiring, unvented plumbing, improperly flashed decks and roofs, or maybe even structural issues. The relatively small cost of an inspection compared to the investment you will have in your home is money well spent for your peace of mind.
Wouldn't it be great to have a professional inspect the home before you close and inform you as to the current condition of the home you are considering?
Buying a home is one of the most important purchases you will make in your lifetime, so you should be sure that your potential new dream home in good condition. A home inspection is an evaluation of a home's condition by a trained expert. During a home inspection, a qualified inspector takes an in-depth and impartial look at the property you plan to buy. The inspector will:
* Evaluate the physical condition: the structure, construction and mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.
* Identify items that should be repaired or replaced.
* Discuss the useful life of the major systems (such as electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning), equipment, structure and finishes.
* Evaluate - doors, windows, walls, foundation, roof, grading, walkways, insulation, ventilation, interior wall covering, siding, plumbing, electrical, soffits, fascia, water heater, air conditioner
The Bottom Line: Spending a Few Hundred Could Save You Thousands
When you make a written offer on a home, you should insist that the contract state that the offer is contingent on a home inspection conducted by a qualified inspector. You will have to pay for the inspection yourself, but it could keep you from buying a house that will cost you far more in repairs down the road. If you are satisfied with the results of the inspection, then your offer can proceed.
Choosing a competent home inspector to provide complete and correct information when deciding on what may be the largest investment of your life to this point, is the task before you now. How do you do that?
First and foremost, be sure you select a properly licensed inspection company. Secondly, you should select a company with whom you feel comfortable and who will take the time to answer all your questions in a thorough and professional manner. Third, you need to be sure that the inspector’s reports are thorough and will address the specific issues for your prospective dream home. For example, a “checklist” inspection company may give you a report that simply says “Bathroom faucet drips”. Which bathroom? How do I fix it? How serious is that and how much will it cost to get fixed? Now you have more questions than answers which doesn’t do you much good, does it? A more thorough and professional report would say something like “Hall bathroom has minor drip which is most likely due to a faulty washer and is a minor repair which should cost less than $50 to repair”. The report would also include a picture of the issue. The second report has pointed out the problem specifically for you and also given you the necessary information to make an informed decision.
Our inspectors have provided unbiased and professional home and building inspection services in the Tampa Bay, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Pinellas, Pasco, Hillsborough, Hernando, Polk and Manatee areas for more than two decades. Our Home & Building Inspection services provide protection of the buyer's, seller's, owner's and real estate professional's investments.
Call Affordable Inspections for details 727-224-0837