Here’s a list of inspections you may want to consider when buying a home:
- General home inspection: This is a comprehensive inspection of the home’s structure, foundation, roof, electrical system, plumbing, and other components. It can identify any potential issues or needed repairs. If you a specific issue arrises, you may want a specialist to come in to identify any potential repairs needed.
- HVAC inspection: This inspection focuses specifically on the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems of the home. It can identify any problems or maintenance needs to ensure that they’re working efficiently.
- CL-100 inspection: This inspection, also known as a termite inspection, checks for the presence of wood-destroying insects such as termites, as well as any damage they may have caused to the home’s structure. It will also search for wood damage or wood moisture.
There may be property specific inspections needed such as:
1. Pool inspection: If the property has a pool, a pool inspection can identify any issues with the pool’s structure, equipment, or safety features.
2. Well inspection: If the property has a well, a well inspection can identify the well’s depth, flow rate, and water quality.
3. Water tests: Testing the home’s water can identify any contaminants or impurities that could be harmful to your health.
4. Septic tank inspection: If the property has a septic system, an inspection can identify any issues with the tank or drain field.
5. Survey: A survey can identify the boundaries of the property and any potential encroachments or easements that could affect your use of the property. Also, if you’re considering building a fence or installing a pool, this would be imperative.
By having these inspections performed, you can get a complete picture of the property’s condition and any potential issues that may need to be addressed.