Got Some Questions?
What is a Home Inspection? A home inspection is a rigorous visual inspection of the structure for defects that affect the safety or function of the home or any of it's systems or components. We examine all of the systems of your home, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, roof and foundation and we'll go places you don't want to go. Far corner of the crawl space? We'll get there. Deepest recesses of the attic? We're gonna get there too.
What Happens if My Home Fails the Inspection? This actually never happens. Inspections are not "Pass/Fail" tests. Within 24 hours of the inspection we will deliver a comprehensive report on your home. We'll detail every defect we've found, explain the implications and point you in the right direction so you can go about getting it taken care of. If the home inspection is part of a real estate transaction, that report is your best piece of negotiating power, giving you a list of items that need to be addressed before you invest in the property. Your home inspection gives you 100% confidence in the condition of the home before you go to closing.
I'm thinking of selling my home, should I get it inspected first? Having your home inspected prior to listing brings a few advantages. First and foremost, if any defects are discovered, you often have more time to 'shop around' and get the repairs done on a more relaxed timeline. Contractors often know when they're repairing homes for sale and are aware that sellers are up against the wall. The extra time can allow you to budget for repairs. A pre listing inspection may also offer some peace of mind to buyers and their agents before they make an offer on your home. They will likely still hire their own inspector before closing but knowing that a licensed inspector has already been through the home will provide them with some confidence in the condition of the home before they make an offer.
What is Radon and why would I test for it? Here! Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that originates in the ground and can leak into and get trapped inside of buildings. It is colorless and odorless and is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. Increased Radon gas levels inside of a structure should be corrected with Radon mitigation techniques (venting, fans).
Should I get my home inspected if I already own it? Yes! If you've been living in your home for years, there are probably deep corners of the structure that you haven't been to in a while (ever!). And there may be little 'quirks' about your home that you've learned to live with that are signs of a deeper underlying problem. Homes age and undergo wear and tear that can break down components. Finding them early allows you to address them before they become issues and before they cause any more damage to the home.
What is an "11th Month Warranty Inspection"? 11th Month Warranty Inspections are useful for buyers of newly built homes. Many builders offer a 12 month warranty on new homes. An 11th Month Warranty Inspection allows you to identify any possible defects before you become financially responsible for them.
Who will see the inspection report? You and anyone that you want to show it to. At Triad Property Inspections we are beholden to you and your home. We don't work for real estate agents or mortgage lenders. You hire us and we work for you. Our responsibility is simple: Inspect the home and deliver the report to the customer. You own the report and can share it with anyone you want to. We'll forward it to your agent as well, with your permission. View a sample inspection report here.
What if I have a question about the report? Easy, call us! We keep your report on file so you can call us and ask us about it. We examined your home. We braved spiders and snakes, crawled around the attic and crawlspace and probably got splinters. We will be happy to tell you what we found and help you understand it.