Home inspections are increasingly popular among home buyers and sellers. People understand that knowledge is power, especially at the negotiating table. Unfortunately, however, many buyers and sellers don’t understand what an inspection involves and how to use that information to their advantage. At United Property Inspectors, Inc., we educate our clients on both the home inspection process and their inspection results, to help them make informed decisions moving forward.
What Is a Home Inspection?
A home inspection provides buyers and sellers with a picture of the home’s overall condition. At the end of the inspection, the inspector will produce a detailed report of their findings along with suggested steps for remediation. Ultimately, the goal of an inspection is to provide comfort to buyers and sellers by providing clear information about the home’s problems before entering into a real estate transaction.
What Is Included in a Home Inspection?
A typical home inspection covers the four main areas of the house and their components.
- Exterior – Drainage conditions, driveways, sidewalks, decks, chimneys, siding and trim, irrigation systems, fences and retaining walls, garages, carports, outdoor structures, steps, railings.
- Roof – Condition of roofing materials, flashing, gutters, downspouts.
- Interior – Windows, doors, plumbing fixtures, electrical system and components, mechanical systems (HVAC, water heater, etc.), kitchen equipment, fireplaces, windows and doors, floors, walls, ceilings, bathrooms, foundation and framing.
- Crawl Space/Attic – structural condition, insulation, ventilation.
Each of our customers receives a complete, easy-to-read report of the inspector’s findings within 24 hours of completion.
When to Schedule an Inspection
Home inspections are beneficial for current and future homeowners. Home buyers, for example, should learn about the condition of a home before making a purchase. Likewise, home inspections are helpful to sellers who want to know the true condition of their home before listing it on the market. Consumers who are having a home built should have their home inspected throughout construction to make sure the builders are complying with code. Home inspections are even beneficial for homeowners with no intention of selling; our inspectors will inform you about the condition of your home and help you avoid costly future repairs.
Schedule an Inspection
To schedule an inspection for your home in Sacramento, Rocklin, Roseville, and nearby areas, call United Property Inspectors at (916) 788-1111. We also perform commercial building inspections and a variety of specialty inspections. For more information, browse through our frequently asked questions or contact us today.