Whether you’re a first-time home buyer or an experienced buyer, we highly recommend that you have your potential home inspected. A home inspection reveals significant information regarding the state of a home. At first look, a home may seem like it is in perfect condition. However, there are many issues that a buyer may not be able to identify, like structural or foundational issues. Our certified home inspector will inspect the entire home as well as every key feature/system and provide you a comprehensive report of our findings.
Here at Safeguard, we pride ourselves in the thoroughness of our home inspections. Each inspection is fully comprehensive, providing a thorough visual inspection of all accessible areas and elements of a house in line with the InterNACHI Standards of Practice.
Our home inspection service includes:
Your home’s first line of defense against the weather! A roof is one of the most crucial aspects of your home that your home inspector will inspect.
From the siding material to a property’s surface drainage, a home’s exterior is comprised of multiple different features your home inspector will check.
Your home inspector will provide a thorough inspection top-to-bottom of all interior features, systems, and fixtures, from the foundation to the kitchen sink!
HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. Though the extent of HVAC systems can vary, there are key things a home inspector will check.
Your home’s plumbing is a complex network comprised of three systems that supply water, transport waste, and provide fuel for your home.
Your home inspector is going to check to make sure that your electrical panels, outlets, and all electrical wiring are both functioning and safe to use.
A sewer scope inspection is used to determine the structural and functional state of a home’s sewer line which we highly encourage you to have us perform.
In a moment’s notice, a fire can spread and do an enormous amount of damage to your building. This is why we encourage you to have your sprinklers checked regularly.
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Buying a house is one of the largest purchases you will ever make. While a home may look perfect on the outside, there could be a lot of potentially expensive issues hiding under the surface that you need to know about before closing. Don’t leave anything to chance; get your home inspected.
Yes. Just because a home is new doesn’t mean it won’t have problems; it just means that someone hasn’t lived in it yet to discover any of its potential defects.
While it is not a requirement for you to have your home inspected prior to putting it up for sale, a pre-listing home inspection can be beneficial. It reveals the true state of your home and allows you to identify and repair potential deal-breakers prior to being discovered by the home buyer inspection.
Normally you would contact a home inspector after a purchase agreement has been signed. To protect your best interests, we highly recommend that you make sure there is an inspection contingency clause in the agreement prior to signing, specifying buyer and seller obligations after the completion and findings of an inspection.
On average, you should expect the inspection of a typical single-family home to last between 2-3 hours. For larger properties, it may take longer, and require an additional inspector onsite.
Absolutely! In fact, we encourage you to be there. As a prospective home buyer, the purpose of our inspection is not just to inspect the home, but to also educate the buyer and make sure you are the most informed about a property prior to moving forward with a purchase.
Our inspector provides a comprehensive report in line with the InterNACHI Standards of Practice that identifies material defects of the components and systems of a home along with our recommendations for repairs. Usually, the full report is ready for you within 24 hours of the inspection! For a sample of our reporting, click here.
No home, new or old, is going to be free of problems. However, not all problems require major fixes. Having a home inspection helps you identify possible issues before they potentially become bigger and costlier.
No. A home inspection is not the same as an appraisal or municipal inspection. A home inspector reports on the physical condition of the home, and any possible material defects in need of repair or replacement. It’s not pass/fail; it’s just the facts.
In compliance with the InterNACHI Code of Ethics Article I, Section 11, we, as InterNACHI certified inspectors, are prohibited from performing or offering any repairs or related services to any home for which we have prepared a home inspection report for a period of 12 months. For any suggested repairs, we recommend consulting a specialist.
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