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Providing Dependable, Quality Home Inspections in Reading, Exeter, Morgantown, Sinking Spring, & Surrounding.

Why Get a Home Inspection?

Who needs a Home Inspection?


Home Buyers- Buying a home could be the single largest investment you will ever make.  To minimize unpleasant surprises and unexpected difficulties, you'll want to learn as much as you can about the newly constructed or existing house before you purchase it.  A home inspection can identify the need for major repairs or builder oversights.  It can also teach you about the necessary maintenance required to keep the house in good shape.  After the inspection, you will know more about the hous which will allow you to make decisions with confidence.


Home Owners- If you already are a homeowner, a home inspection can identify problems in the making and suggest preventative measures that might help you avoid costly repairs in the future.


Home Sellers- If you are planning to sell your home, a home inspection can give you the opportunity to make repairs that will put the house in better selling condition.



What does a Home Inspection Include?


The home inspection report will cover the condition of the home's roof, attic and visible insulation; interior plumbing and electrical systems; heating system; central air conditioning (outside temperature permitting); interior and exterior walls; ceilings, floors, windows and doors; the foundation, basement, structural components; and more.

Included with your SAME DAY home inspection report, you get Digital Pictures, Summary of the Material Defects, Pre-Closing Walk-Through Checklist, ASHI Standards of Practice, and a "My Home" Book.


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Why can't I do it myself?


Even the most experienced homeowner lacks the knowledge and expertise of a professional home inspector.  An inspector is familiar with the elements of home construction, proper installation, maintenance and home safety.  He knows the home's systems and components are intended to function together and why they fail.


Above all, most buyers find it difficult to remain completely objective and unemotional about the house they really want and this may have an effect on their judgment.  For accurate information, it is best to obtain an impartial, third party opinion by a professional in the home inspection field.



When do I call a Home Inspector?


Typically, you would contact a home inspection company immediately after the contract or purchase agreement has been signed.  Before you sign the purchase agreement, make sure there is an inspection clause making your final purchase obligation contingent on the findings of a professional home inspection.  This clause should specify the terms and conditions to which both the buyer and seller are obligated.


Do I have to be there?


While it's not required that you be present for the home inspection, it is highly recommended.  You will be able to walk around with the inspector as he points things out, answers your questions, and teaches you about the condition of the home and how to maintain it.



If the house proves to be in good condition, did I really need an inspection?


Definitely.  Now you can complete your home purchase with confidence.  You will have learned many things about your new home from the inspector's written report and you will have that information for future reference


Some Common Questions:


Who needs a Home Inspection?

What does a Home Inspection include?

Why can't I do it myself?

When do I call a Home Inspector?

Do I have to be there?

If the house proves to be in good condition,

did I really need an inspection?