If you’ve never hired a home inspector or been part of a real estate transaction which involved a home inspection, then it’s possible you may not even know what a home inspection is or what exactly a home inspector actually does. I figured I’d give you the opportunity to read the United States Government’s “dictionary definition” of a home inspector:
Home inspectors conduct inspections of newly built or previously owned homes, condominiums, town homes, manufactured homes, apartments, and commercial buildings. Home inspection has become a standard practice in the home-purchasing process. Home inspectors are most often hired by prospective home buyers to inspect and report on the condition of a home’s systems, components, and structure. Although they look for and report violations of building codes, they do not have the power to enforce compliance with the codes. Typically, they are hired either immediately prior to a purchase offer on a home or as a contingency to a sales contract. In addition to examining structural quality, home inspectors inspect all home systems and features, including roofing as well as the exterior, attached garage or carport, foundation, interior, plumbing, and electrical, heating, and cooling systems. Some home inspections are done for homeowners who want an evaluation of their home’s condition, for example, prior to putting the home on the market or as a way to diagnose problems.
-United States Bureau of Labor Statistics
Now you know, in case you didn’t before. If you need a home inspection in Northwest Indiana, or know someone who does, please keep HomeScan Inspection in mind. Thanks.