At Citadel Property Inspections, we understand that many individuals may have questions about home inspections. When should you get one? How long should it take? How do you make sure you’re hiring the right person? We aim to answer some of the most common to give you peace of mind. Don’t see your question here? Give us a call; we’d be happy to answer it for you.

Buying a home is a big expense—likely the biggest one you’ll ever make. Because of that, you want to make sure that you aren’t purchasing a home that has lots of issues. Some problems may be obvious, even to the untrained eye, but others aren’t. A home inspection allows a professional to go through a building and check for any hidden issues, letting you know whether or not making a purchase would be a good idea.

Anyone who is buying a home should get a home inspection. Under most circumstances, this inspection will be scheduled after an offer has been accepted, but before the closing date. You may also wish to get an inspection before selling your home, as it can allow you to find and address issues before being put up for sale.

This will ultimately vary depending on the size of the property, the building’s location and age, and a number of other factors. Generally speaking, though, you can expect a home inspection to take between two and three hours.

Yes, it is generally beneficial to follow your home inspector as they examine the home. It not only gives you the opportunity to ask questions, but can help you get a better overall understanding of what the home is like.

This will depend on the severity of the issue. Smaller problems may not need to be addressed at all; larger, more fundamental ones will require fixing and, if you have not yet purchased the home, you may want to consider backing out of the deal. Your home inspector can help you determine whether a problem will be a major issue in the long-run, giving you a better idea of how you should move forward.

Generally speaking, no. Even if they are qualified to fix any problems that are found in the home, it’s considered a conflict of interest to both inspect and fix a home.

Generally speaking, there are a few questions to ask before hiring a home inspector:

  • Are they licensed?
  • What have previous customers said about their work?
  • Do they provide thorough, easy to understand reports?
  • Do they let people join them on inspections?

Answering these questions will give you a good idea of whether or not you should work with a certain inspector.

At Citadel Property Inspections, we have a track record for success, and aim to provide our customers with thorough service. We are easy to work with, and happy to speak with you about our services. Please call today in order to learn more.

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    - HomeAdvisor

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