A person purchasing a property should never feel as if they need to hold off on an inspection. Sometimes people know the person or feel like an inspection is a “lack of trust.” Sometimes people don’t want to pay the extra costs for an inspection when closing a deal. Sometimes there is a somewhat recent inspection report that a person feels is adequate.
The fact of the matter is an inspection is non-invasive. In other words, there is no compromising the structure. And, problems can arise within a structure at any given time, so you need to have a current inspection done. This is a very large investment, and the money spent on an inspection is indeed well spent. That is why TPC Property Services is here for you…
While an inspection is non-invasive, it covers areas of the home where problems aren’t easily seen or seen at all by just looking around. You might think a structure looks just great until you find out there is a foundation issue or some other type of damage that is going to cost you a ton of money to fix.
The inspector of the home is not the appraiser. There is a difference, and also, you must realize that the inspector you choose has to have certain qualifications or certifications in order to do the inspection correctly and check for everything. They need the proper tools and equipment. They have to be able to give readings about dampness in walls for instance. Water damage is something that can be hidden and very damaging to the home.
Depending on where you live in the US, your city might not actually regulate inspectors and certifications. Check into this, and be cautious. Also, realize that in the places where they aren’t regulated, there are often associations in which the inspectors become members, so you can look at this as well.