Buying or selling a house can be a very stressful and exhausting experience. Most people who have gone through the process can relate. However, it can also be very exciting at the same time. It is imperative in this home inspector’s opinion, to have your current home inspected by a certified and professional InterNACHI home inspector whether you are selling or buying a house.
Here at home inspector Albuquerque our main goal is to inform our clients of the current condition of the subject property. It is very important when selling a home that the home owner is aware of their home’s current condition before listing it with a real estate sales professional or if selling on your own. If there are any safety hazards or material defects or any conditions that exist that may lead to material defect, it is better to know about these conditions and to address them accordingly. At home inspector Albuquerque we offer a pre-listing home inspection service for sellers of residential property. Hiring a local home inspection company can benefit a home owner who is looking to sell by the simple fact that a home inspector may discover something that would hinder a sale of property. Or if there is a deficiency present that could save the seller thousands when negotiations begin with a buyer. A pre-listing home inspection may also be all a buyer needs to see to know and feel comfortable moving forward with purchasing the property. By having the pre-listing home inspection available will show a potential buyer that you are a serious seller and are ready to close the deal.
Having an annual roof inspection done is considered a best practice as a home owner. Whether you do it yourself once a year, or you hire a certified professional home inspector it is always good to know what the current condition is. Home inspector Albuquerque offers a stand alone roof inspection service if all you need is to know the current condition of the roof.
A general home inspection is a visual, non-invasive observation that will cover the building envelope and the overall site observation. The site inspection will cover any of the details involved with the site including to see if the site grading is properly sloped away from the structure and to see if there are vegetation issues that may need some attention. Next the home inspector will observe and document the condition of the exterior of the structure including the coverings, windows, doors, gutters and downspouts, the roof inspection and any attached overhead roof coverings such as porches or pergolas, any railings and decks. If there is a crawlspace present and it is deemed safe by the home inspector to enter then the crawlspace inspection will also be observed. If there is an attic space available and it is deemed safe by the home inspector to enter then the attic inspection will be observed.
Next the home inspector will inspect the garage space and any of the mechanical components that may be present there. Most commonly the water heater and furnace appliances are located in the garage and these systems will be inspected at this time. If the service panel disconnect is located in the garage this will also be inspected at this time. The home inspector will observe and document anything that is deemed unsafe or that is not working properly by using the normal operational controls of the appliance units.
The home inspector will locate and make known the fuel shut-off valve and the water shut-off valve to the house. In case of emergency it is imperative for the home owner to know where these valves are located. The inspector will also test the valves as long as they do not look corroded with rust and may break if tested. If a rusted water or fuel shut off valves exists and is observed at the time of inspection the home inspector will recommend a certified, licensed professional plumber be hired to replace the suspect valve or valves.
The interior home inspection is a visual, non-invasive, observation that includes the laundry room, kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms, flooring, all fixtures present, smoke and fire alarms, ceiling, manufactured fireplaces, wood or fuel burning fireplaces, interior doors, windows, electrical sub panels, electrical receptacles and any plumbing that can readily be seen without being invasive. If what you are seeking is a thorough home inspection that will be easy to understand and backed by photographs and relevant narratives then Home Inspector Albuquerque is your best choice.
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