If you have ever purchased a home, you know how important the home inspection process is. It is a chance to get an in-depth look at the property that you are about to buy. If there are any issues that need to be resolved, you can either negotiate the price of the house or get the buyer to solve the problem before closing happens. When you hire an inspector to complete your home inspection, there are certain things that should always be included in that home inspection. JMark Inspections is here to list major areas that should always be included in your home inspection.
Exterior Property Inspection
The first thing that will be looked at is the exterior portion of the property. Things like potential drainage issues, the condition of the siding or exterior paint, signs of issues with foundations and so on will be looked at closely. Other areas like the integrity of any decks and patios will also be looked at for structural issues or signs of damage as well.
Inspecting Roof, Windows & Doors
If there are problems with the roof or the windows on the house you are buying, they can be pricey to replace. You want to know that you aren’t going to be facing thousands of dollars in roof or window upgrades as soon as you move in. This is why they should be closely looked at by the inspector.
Many buyers don’t think about the attic when they think of getting a home inspected. However, there is a lot you can tell when you get into an attic. You want to know that there is proper insulation, no signs of sunlight that are indicative of roof problems and proper ventilation up there before moving in.
Kitchen Inspection Checklist
All the appliances in your kitchen should be closely looked at. An inspector can tell you if any of them have been recalled for any reason. Drainage, exhaust fans, outlets and overall condition of the kitchen will also be looked at closely.
Bathroom Inspection Requirements
This is another area that can be expensive to fix if there are problems with it. The inspector will be checking for any signs of water damage or mold issues since there is usually a high amount of water in a bathroom. Water pressure and faucets will also be looked at as well.
Electrical, Plumbing & HVAC Mechanical Systems
These systems play a large role in the overall condition of your home. If there are issues with any one of them, the cost of repair can be significant. The age and lifespan of all the heating and cooling appliances will be inspected as well as the plumbing and electrical systems for signs of damage or code violations.