When buying a home, you should always have a home inspection performed to help ensure the quality of your investment by making you aware of its condition and alerting you to concerns. You need to know exactly what you’re getting. The home inspection will reveal hidden problems with the home so that they may be addressed before you close on the purchase. Being as informed as you can will allow you to make the best decision you can... and help you sleep better.
Inspections are performed according to the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Standards of Practice. During a typical home inspection many items, components, and systems will be inspected and assessed. These include and may not be limited to:
• Roofing and attics
• Structure and foundation
• Basements and crawl spaces
• Electrical systems
• Plumbing systems and fixtures
• Interior rooms and spaces
• Insulation and ventilation
• Decks and porches
The inspection report will tell you what needs to be replaced or repaired, what safety concerns exist, and what routine ongoing maintenance tasks you should plan to perform as the new homeowner.
When you’re ready to place a formal offer on a house, you should require the option to have an inspection. It is typical for a contract to have an inspection contingency. Now is the time to schedule an inspection with Breakwater Inspections.
A home inspection by Breakwater Inspections will reduce the risk of costly surprises with what is likely to be one of the most significant decisions you will ever make. Our goal is to help you feel secure and confident about your decision.