Home Inspection 101

Home Inspection 101


Inspection Report and KeysBuying a home could be the largest single 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 buy it. A home inspector can identify the need for major repairs or builder oversights, as well as the need for maintenance to keep it in good shape. After the home inspection, you will know more about the house, which will allow you to make decisions with confidence. We highly recommend calling a home inspector before you call your local moving company.

Your home inspector should review the following areas:

  1. Roof
  2. Exterior
  3. Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace
  4. Heating
  5. Cooling
  6. Plumbing
  7. Electrical
  8. Fireplace
  9. Attic, Ventilation & Inspection
  10. Doors, Windows & Interior
Other testing services may include:
  1. Radon testing
  2. Water quality testing
  3. Septic inspections
  4. Lead paint testing
  5. Condo inspections
  6. Multi-family inspections
  7. Commercial building inspections

After the inspection, you should receive a thorough and concise detailed report with photos of any issues found during the inspection. The report should include recommendations you can consider as part of your purchase so you know how to go about remediating any problems found during the inspection.

Looking for a great home inspector? We recommend Accurate Home Inspection at 207-939-1068. www.maineahi.com.

Looking for a great moving company in the Portland, Maine area? Give Integrity Movers a call at 207-233-5545.

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