An inspection of the physical condition of a house is an important part of the home buying-selling process. Before buying or selling a home it is very important, beneficial, and sometimes even mandatory in your purchase agreement, to have that home inspected by a licensed inspector.
The goal of a home inspection is to evaluate the mechanical systems, structural integrity, and safety features, and identify any items that need attention of a home being sold. The inspection of a home usually takes between 3 and 4 hours and typically covers:
- Structural features – Walls, floors, ceilings, roof, and foundation
- Plumbing – Toilets, showers, sinks, faucets, traps, and piping
- Systems and Components – Water heaters, furnaces, air conditioning, duct