If you thinking about buying a new home then home inspection is certainly the option you should look for. Getting the home inspected before purchasing it saves you from many future expanses. Generally, inspecting a home takes two to four hours depending on the area and type of the properly. Until and unless you conduct a home inspection with the help of a professional home inspector you wouldn’t be able to know the exact structural status of the home. Here I should mention that the entire inspection task is carried on visually and the property does not get hurt in any way.
Initially the home inspector wants you to sign a contract that declares your agreement regarding payment. Once the contract is signed the inspector takes minimum 2 hours to maximum 4 hours to inspect the house. And after that he gives you a thorough overview of the structural condition of the house. The task of inspection covers foundation, basement, interiors, roof, attic and also the framing structure. Other home systems like Electrical system, Air condition system, plumbing system and heating system are also included. Other than that Chimney, kitchen, bathrooms, laundry and garage also come under the area of inspection.
You may want to carry out some more inspection of the house. This will cost you additional money. For example you may want to inspect pools, spas, docks, barns, gates, fences etc. Since the inspection of these items does not come under general inspection the home inspection company will charge you additionally. However, it is always wise to gather some basic info of the company before hiring it. For understanding the actual condition of your property is very important for you as well as your family.