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What happens during your Home Inspection!
A home inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of the accessible areas of a residential property, performed for a fee, which is designed to identify defects within specific systems and components defined by these Standards that are both observed and deemed material by the inspector. The scope of work may be modified by the Client and Inspector prior to the inspection process. The home inspection is based on the observations made on the date of the inspection, and not a prediction of future conditions. The home inspection will not reveal every issue that exists or ever could exist, but only those material defects observed on the date of the inspection.
These areas below that are accessible and visible will be inspected for safe conditions.
- Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace & Structure
- Heating & Cooling
- Doors, Windows & Interior
- Attic, Insulation & Ventilation
A material defect is a specific issue with a system or component of a residential property that may have a significant, adverse impact on the value of the property, or that poses an unreasonable risk to people. The fact that a system or component is near, at, or beyond the end of its normal, useful life is not, in itself, a material defect.
A general home inspection report shall identify, in written format, defects within specific systems and components defined by these Standards that are both observed and deemed material by the inspector. Inspection reports may include additional comments and recommendations.
Certified Home Inspections
A home inspection is performed using InterNACHI Residential Inspection Standards. Normally, a home inspection will take between 2 to 3 hours to complete. All areas as described above will be inspected and deficiencies reported using the Home Gauge Inspection software. Your report will be completed within 48 hours and then PDF copy will be sent for immediate use concerning any necessary deficiencies. You will be able to communicate more effectively through your report any deficiencies in need of further inspection. A printed copy will also be sent by UPS within a few days.
Complete Moving Package
Are you moving across town or anywhere within our Missouri inspection area? I can perform inspections on both your current and future homes. All inspections will be in accordance with InterNACHI Residential Inspection Standards. The inspection on your current home can help you sell faster, and the inspection on your future home will provide you with peace of mind. Multiple copies of your current home inspection can be used for open houses or other realtor options.
We can also provide a variety of other inspection services for homeowners, buyers, sellers, and property managers.
Move-In Certified Inspection
If you’re needing to sell your home, then let us help you be ready to sell your home! We will perform a complete home inspection using InterNACHI Inspection Standards. Once the inspection is completed, you can then prioritize any repairs and set your budget accordingly. After any necessary repairs are made and your home is ready for listing, we will then re-inspect your home and place your updated home inspection report on the Move-In Certified website. A Move-In Certified home means that you can confirm there are no major systems or components in need of urgent repair or replacement, and there are no known safety hazards in your home. Avoid last minute compromises and delays, justify your full asking price by getting your Move-In Certified inspection now.
Final Walk through
A Final Walk Through Inspection should be completed just prior to closing on the home. It is designed to verify any repairs that may have been made and to inspect areas that may not have been visible during the general home inspection.
Home Maintenance Inspection
If you are just interested in the current condition of your home or have had some damages from storms or other causes, We can perform a specific inspection geared for that part of your home; such as a roof inspection or as a part of a home maintenance program. This inspection service can be a great tool to help you maintain your biggest investment.
Aging In Place Inspection
Aging in Place Inspections are designed for seniors who do not want to leave their homes due to functional or mobility limitations. We can identify areas in the home that may need modifications for those who may be wheelchair bound or other improvements that could make your life easier. Effectively managing health risks and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help you stay strong, age well, and live long at your own home. To find out more of this service, please visit the Aging in Place web page.
4 Point Inspection
A 4 point inspection includes basic information gathering of the home and a visual inspection of the Roof, Electrical, HVAC and Plumbing systems. These inspections are generally performed for Insurance or Financing purposes.
Quality Assurance Inspection
A Quality Assurance inspection might be used for Property Managers or Investors for Quality Control purposes, such as a final inspection after sub-contractors have completed work on a home or property, we can go in and verify that the work was completed properly.