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Home Inspection For Sellers

As a home seller, you want to make sure that you are putting your best foot forward before showing your home. This includes making sure your home is prepared for a home inspector. You need to make sure that your home is clean, organized, and that every key feature/area is accessible for your home inspector. The last thing you want is for a potential sale to fall through because the inspector was unable to see part of your home or had to reschedule. If you are unsure of the state of your home, we recommend getting a pre-listing home inspection.

Our Home Inspection Includes the Following

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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Your home’s plumbing is a complex network comprised of three systems that supply water, transport waste, and provide fuel for your home.

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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.

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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.

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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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If you have any general questions regarding our provided services or our home inspection processes, please check out one of our many resource pages!

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Buying a house is already expensive. Why do I need a home inspection?2018-08-01T05:54:47+00:00

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.

The home I’m interested in is new construction. Do I still need to have it inspected?2018-08-01T05:55:02+00:00

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.

I’m thinking about selling my home. Should I have my home inspected before putting it on the market?2018-08-01T05:55:23+00:00

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.

When do I contact a home inspector?2018-08-01T07:16:29+00:00

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.

How long does an inspection take?2018-08-01T07:16:44+00:00

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.

Can I be there during the inspection?2018-08-01T07:17:03+00:00

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.

What type of report does the inspector provide?2018-08-01T07:18:04+00:00

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.

What if the inspector finds problems with the home?2018-08-01T07:18:34+00:00

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.

Can my home fail a home inspection?2018-08-01T07:20:03+00:00

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.

Will you offer to do repairs based off your inspection?2018-08-01T07:21:04+00:00

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.

NEW & RETURNING CLIENTS

If you have any questions or require immediate assistance, our contact information is listed below.

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1.253.888.6326

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