Orange County Home Inspector
When you’re buying a home, it can be difficult to determine if the house is in good condition. This is where an Orange County home inspector comes in. A home inspection allows you to see the structure of the house, inside and out. If there are problems with your new home, they will be revealed during this process.
Orange County Home Inspectors
Orange County is home to many home inspectors, but not all of them are created equal. Some are better than others, some are more experienced than others, and some are more thorough than others. You may have heard that you get what you pay for; this is definitely true when it comes to hiring an Orange County home inspector!
It’s important for you as a homeowner or buyer to know what makes one inspector different from another so that you can hire the right person for your job. In California, home inspectors DO NOT need to be licensed! This means Uncle Jerry could be the home inspector. Yikes. However, if you hire a CERTIFIED InterNACHI Professional Home Inspector, you can feel assured the inspector has gone through many classes and passed a final exam as well as been out in the field with a tenured inspector prior to doing an actual home inspection!
What to Expect from a Home Inspection
When you hire a home inspector, you’re getting an expert to evaluate your property from top to bottom. A good inspector will look at everything from the roofing materials to the electrical wiring and plumbing–and everything in between.
A good inspection should take at least 2- 4 hours, but it could take longer if your home is larger, is older than average, if the owners or other people are in the property during the inspection or if there is a lot of clutter impeding the inspection of critical areas. At the end of the inspection, the home inspector will review with the buyers and their agent a summary of their findings. Usually, the inspector will walk through the summary and the actual items in question with the buyers so they can see what the issues are. A full home inspection report will be emailed to the home buyer and their agent although the time it takes is up to the actual home inspector but some will provide it within 24 hours. Visit this page or more information on what to expect from a home inspection.
Inspectors generally don’t provide advice on how much repairs should cost unless asked directly by clients; instead they focus on identifying problems so homeowners know what needs attention before purchasing their next property or moving into one currently owned by someone else.
The Process of a Home Inspection
A home inspection is a thorough review of your property. It’s typically conducted by a licensed or certified professional who will evaluate the condition of the home and determine if it meets certain standards for safe living. The process usually includes:
- A visual inspection of the exterior, interior, mechanical systems and other features of your house or condo
- Inspection of attic, crawlspace if applicable. Add on inspections such as radon, sewer scope and pool inspections are available at an additional cost
Inspectors may also recommend additional tests such as lead paint testing if they suspect that there might be lead-based paint in your home; termite inspections if you live in an area where termites are common; mold sampling if you have experienced water damage; smoke detector testing if you have any concerns about smoke detectors being operational.
Reviewing the Home Inspection Report with your Inspector
When you are reviewing the report with your inspector, it is important that they will be able to explain the report to you and answer any questions that may arise. A good home inspector should also be able to help you understand what needs to be done in order for them to fix any problems found during the course of their inspection.
A home inspection is an excellent way to see the condition of your home before buying.
A home inspection is an excellent way to see the condition of your home before buying. A trained inspector will examine the property for structural problems, faulty wiring and plumbing, code violations and more. The cost of a home inspection varies depending on where you live but it’s usually around $325-$450 per house.
The benefits of having a professional check out your prospective new home include:
- Avoiding costly repairs after moving in – There are many hidden costs associated with purchasing a house that can add up quickly if they’re not addressed during the purchase process (i.e., roof damage, non-working furnace/AC). Having someone check out everything before purchase will help ensure that these issues aren’t overlooked later on down the road when they become more expensive fixes than initially anticipated. Making sure nothing was missed during previous inspections – Some buyers may think their houses are in good condition only because previous owners didn’t disclose any problems or defects on their own accord; however this isn’t always true! Inspectors provide unbiased opinions about what needs fixing so there won’t be any surprises down line when things start breaking down unexpectedly.
The home inspection is an excellent way to see the condition of your home before buying. It’s also a good idea to have one done before selling (home maintenance inspection), so that you can make sure everything is up to code and ready for sale. The process of a home inspection can seem complicated at first glance, but once you know what to expect from the inspector and how things work with them, it will be much easier on both parties involved!
For more information on Orange County Home Inspections, call Coastal Property Inspections at 949-396-9595.