is the job of my house inspector?
job of your house inspector is to conduct a
thorough examination of your potential new home
to determine if there are inherent defects within
the structure or within it's heating, mechanical,
electrical, plumbing systems that may detrimentally
affect the value of your investment.
A secondary function you should expect from
your house inspector is an explanation of how
to maintain your home by using preventative
maintenance to lengthen the life of your home
and it's components.
You should make a point to ask your inspector
how does he proceed with his inspection. You
should ask if you are welcome and if you can
ask questions as the inspection progresses.
It is important that you understand you are
the client of the house inspector. He works
for you directly and should not be influenced
by your Realtor, the seller or a good meaning
The house inspector has one of the most important
jobs in the entire process. Make sure you have
the inspector show you his qualifications and
how many homes he has inspected in his career.
Also, be sure to ask the inspector if he has
ever been sued because of a deficient house
Another interesting question to ask the inspector
is what are they willing to do to compensate
you if they miss an obvious deficiency in the