Contrary to what you might think, inspections are greatly beneficial even after the home-buying process is over. Think about it, when you own a home, it seems like there is always something that needs attention or repair. Much like a car, your home needs to have regular check-ups done by a professional who knows what to look out for.
You home inspector will conduct thorough examination of home, looking at things like:
- Walls, floors, and ceilings
- HVAC system
- Roof and attic
- Basement and foundation
- Plumbing and sewage
- Exterior of the home
After the inspection, which can last anywhere from 2-4 hours depending on the size of the property, the inspector will create a detailed inspection report that will include all of their findings. This report can be a huge saver for you in the long run, as regular inspection can help you nip many home problems in the bud, and in turn save you a ton of money down the line.
The cost of a home maintenance inspection averages about $300-$600, whereas the money it can save you in early detection of problems like foundation deterioration or outdated electrical wiring… think about it, it’s worth its weight in gold.
Your home is the most valuable asset you own, so it makes sense that you should keep it in its best condition possible. A yearly inspection may seem a bit redundant to some, but I would recommend a home maintenance inspection at least every 3 years.