What Constitutes a Good Home Inspection?

There are many factors and services that a home inspection includes but what exactly does a good home inspection look like?

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The first thing you need to know about regarding a good home inspection is to check the credibility and license of home inspector performing the services! Many inspectors are out there claiming to be experienced with a history of inspections in on their work history list. The problem is that many of them cannot produce the evidence to back up that claim.

In the past, it was easy for anyone to claim that he or she was an experienced home inspector because there were very few standards or training set into place. This meant that virtually anyone could buy a set of ladders, a flashlight, and laminated business cards and look the part of a “trained inspector.”

Today however, many states require home inspectors to be fully trained and possess a valid license in order to carry out their inspections. Always check an inspector’s license number and insurance to make certain they are valid and meet state regulations.

There has been a spike in the quality of work done by home inspectors across the nation, and this is because the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) now keeps tabs on all professionally affiliated inspectors. By providing regular training, it ensures that the inspectors affiliated with them are always up to date on all new regulations, equipment, and inspection standards.

The good news is that many professional companies also offer speciality inspections that test properties for evidence of radon gas, termites, wood rot, well-water quality, and mold. When looking to hire a professional home inspection company, a good company will be able to offer many different types of inspections adjusted to what you need. Search out the best services, which will help you avoid buying a damaged home.


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