What should you Ask your Inspector During the Inspection

man and question mark behind himIf you are a first time homebuyer, everything can quickly become overwhelming and sometimes the emotions can takeover leaving your judgments from being the best they can be.

So, it’s important to not let your stress dictate every decision needed in the process. More often than not, if you are properly prepared for the steps of buying a home, you’ll feel better about it and make better choices.

Just as you would prepare for a job interview, also prep and find questions to ask during the inspection service. Don’t forget to write them done and bring them with you. It’s easy to get distracted and forget what you wanted to ask in the first place.

Assuming you’ve done the necessary research finding the right inspection company to check your home, here a few important things to ask about during the evaluation.

What is the Life Expectancy of each Major System?

This is a biggie, usually a qualified and experienced inspector can give you a ballpark estimate of when a major system might quit on you. Typically, the answer is not going to be exact; at least you have an idea as to what you need to save for when it comes to replacing one of those systems should you purchase the home.

Is this the appropriate amount of Insulation?

In order to keep your utility bill low after buying the home, it’s essential to have right amount of insulation. In the attic, insulation seals in the heat and vice versa during the cold months. Ask the inspector about insulation inside the walls.

Will you be checking the Septic Lines and Sump Pump?

It’s also imperative that you ask the seller when the last time the septic received maintenance. The absolute last thing you want after buying the house is to deal with overflow. Ask the inspector when it’s necessary to have the septic inspected again once you’ve purchased the home.

It’s encouraged to attend and participate the home’s evaluation, in the end, you’ll be the one dealing with repairs. Find out the most important things about the house before finalizing the contract.

Please contact us with any of your questions or concerned, we’d be happy to help.



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