Home inspections are very important during the home buying process. Your licenced home inspector is quite skilled at discovering underlying problems with a structure.
If at all possible, make sure you are present when he or she is going over the house. Inspectors are great at explaining all of the little features of the house, especially when it comes to the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.
In addition to any problems your inspector may discover, they will also be able to show you where your water shut off valves are located.
Knowing where your shut off valves are located is extremely important in case one of your plumbing fixtures, or pipes, suddenly sprouts a leak.
For example, if your dishwasher ever decides to start flooding your floor you will know exactly where to go, and what to do, to turn the water off and minimize the water damage.
If your inspector does find a problem with the property you are buying, they usually have several ideas on how to correct the situation.
On the off chance that there are only a few problems and they are relatively minor, you may elect to correct the problems yourself after you move in.… Read More