A home inspection is something that almost everyone will encounter at one point or another when buying or selling a home. An inspection is one of the best ways to protect your investment, empowering you with a detailed picture of the property’s condition that will aid in your decision-making and negotiating. United Property Inspectors, Inc. provides thorough home inspections that will help you make an informed decision that’s in your best interest. We’ll go over some common home inspection questions and answers, giving you the information you need before your own inspection.

Comprehensive Home Inspections

Why Should I Have a Home Inspection?

Before you sign on the dotted line, you need to know the condition of the house you want to purchase. A home inspection will give you a detailed assessment of any issues or defects, and you can decide whether or not to proceed with your offer. The inspection could also provide you with the leverage you need in negotiations to get the repair costs covered, if necessary.

When Should I Request an Inspection?

Once you have made an offer on the property you wish to purchase, it’s time to bring in the home inspector. Typically, the real-estate contract will make an allowance for a period during which the inspection takes place. You may also ask your realtor to include an inspection clause in the contract so that your purchase obligation is contingent on the inspection results.

What Does an Inspection Cover? 

At our comprehensive home inspections, we evaluate the property’s structures, systems, and components. We will look at the foundation and framing, roof and gutters, basement and crawl space, plumbing system, electrical system, as well as attic and insulation, just to name a few. Each inspection includes a complete narrative report delivered to you within 24 hours, including a convenient summary page that highlights the items that need attention.

Will the Inspection Find Every Problem?

Home inspectors evaluate everything that can be seen and touched. We cannot assess a problem that is hidden under the carpet or furniture or enclosed behind walls. We also cannot evaluate leaks and other similar problems that only appear during specific weather conditions. Keep in mind that we will mostly focus on the big-ticket items that could affect the sale of the house, and we may not fixate on some of the smaller, easily repaired issues.

Can I Attend the Home Inspection?

We encourage our clients to join us during the inspection. It’s the perfect opportunity to ask questions and learn about the home as we complete the inspection. You can benefit from our immediate feedback as you gain a better understanding of the home’s condition.

Schedule Your Home Inspection 

At United Property Inspectors, our goal is to inspect to a higher standard, and we even offer a 200% guarantee with our services. Our inspectors have the expertise and experience to meet your needs. Contact us today at (916) 788-1111 for more information or to schedule your inspection. We serve residents in Sacramento, Rocklin, Roseville, and the surrounding areas.