When buying a house, it’s important that the property is safe and in good shape. Even though purchasing a home is exciting, don’t forego the inspection. Hire a trained professional to write a report on the condition of the home. Here are reasons to order a home inspection.

Find Hidden Problems When You Order a Home Inspection

A home might be attractive on the outside but have expensive or potentially dangerous problems inside. A simple walkthrough of a house isn’t usually enough to spot serious issues.

When you order a home inspection, a trained professional will examine every aspect of the house, including the attic, basement, roof, and other components. Your home inspector has the experience and training to notice even the smallest problems.

The appliances, HVAC system, plumbing, and electrical are all checked for issues and safety concerns. Even pest problems, which could cause severe damage, will be discovered by a home inspector.

Order an Inspection to Keep Your Family Safe

When you order a home inspection, you will better know the condition of the property. A home inspector will test the electrical wiring, looking for shorts and overloaded circuits. He or she will examine the breaker panel to make sure the electrical system is safe. The inspector will also look for structural issues, inspect the roofing, and check the plumbing.

Depending on the services offered, your inspector may also look for termites and other wood-destroying insects. He or she might offer radon testing to determine if the home has dangerous levels of this carcinogenic gas.

Save Money on Your Investment

Depending on the severity of the issues in the home, you could end up paying thousands of dollars for repair work that you didn’t realize was necessary when you invested in the property.

A home inspector will provide a report detailing their findings. Any issues will be listed and you can negotiate major problems with the seller. If you do decide to purchase the home, the inspection report will provide a list of repairs and upgrades to plan for as the owner.

Inspections are Worth the Cost

Order a home inspection when purchasing a property. A house may be the biggest investment you make in your life and it’s important to go into the sale informed about what you are purchasing. The inspection will list any issues so you can plan for future repairs. Even if no problems are found, you will continue in the sale process knowing that you are buying a quality home.

Gorge Quality Home Inspections provides inspection services to customers in the Columbia River Gorge area. Contact us to schedule an appointment.