When you are buying a home, it’s really important to have the home inspected. A real estate home inspection can help you identify any propblems with the house before you buy it. In addition to helping you afford buying a home with major problems, a home inspection also might point out small maintenance items that you could take care of now to save you problems or money in the future. But how does the whole home inspection process work?

What is included in a regular home inspection?

  • Check all plumbing, sinks, toilets, and showers for any leaks, problems or potential mold.
  • Check electrical box, test all outlets, check for GCFI outles and any inssues with the electrical system.
  • Check overal condition of roof and roof vets.
  • Check grading and all exterior items that can lead to problem for the foundation.
  • Check furnace, air conditioner, hot water heater and all major mechanical systems.
  • Check for cracks in ceilings or walls for signs of settling.
  • Check all appliances including stove, oven, microwave and dishwasher.
  • Check doors and windows.
  • Garages and out building may also be inspected.
  • Radon Testing is generally optional for an additional fee.
  • Sewer line scoping is another option. You can verify that there is no problem with the sewer line all the way to the city sewer line.

Basically, the home inspetor is going to go through every part of the house to check for any issues. You will definitely want to get an inspection done and you’ll want to hire an inspector who is experienced and professional.

Ask your Realtor about a home inspection, they will likley havethe name of a few inspectors who they’ve worked with in the past. A good Realtor will be aligned with professional inspectors who will do a thorough inspection for their clients.

If you have any questions about buying a home or getting a home inspection in Northern Colorado, reach out to me at 970-203-5066 or through the forms on this website.

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*Andy Hawbaker is a Licensed Realtor with 8z Real Estate in Windsor, CO*

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