What to Expect

Most residential home inspections will be just maintenance recommendations, life expectancies and minor aesthetic issues. These are nice to know about during your negotiation process.  However most of issues that really matter will fall into four categories:
  • Major defects.  An example of this would be a structural failure.
  • Things that lead to major defects.  For example, a failing roof surface that needs replacing.
  • Things that may jeopardize your ability to legally occupy, finance or insure the home.
  • Safety hazards, such as missing ground fault circuit interrupters in wet areas.
Anything in these categories should be addressed with the seller.  Most times a serious problem can be addressed inexpensively to protect both life and property.

 

Don't be Suprised

Most sellers are honest and unaware of defects uncovered during professional home inspections. Please understand that sellers are under no obligation to repair everything mentioned in the report. No home is without flaws. Keep things in perspective. Do not kill your deal over things that are minor and is easily fixed. It is unrealistic to expect that a seller's going to address periodic maintenance issues or conditions that are already listed on the seller's disclosure. Or nit-picky items such as,

  • Cleaning or replacing the air handler filter.
  • Changing out all the batteries in the smoke detectors at the time of occupancy.
  • Or hair line cracks in the stucco or driveway.

Buying a home?

Buying a home can be a very stressful process . Hiring a quality home inspection company like ours will give you the peace of mind your looking for and deserve. We can help you absorb a lot of information in a short time. This will include a thorough easy to read report with lots of photographs along with an after inspection walk around to pointing out some of the issues that you will see on the report . All this combined with the seller's disclosure will give you the knowledge that you are making a wise real estate investment. What should you do? Hire DM Webb Certified Home Inspections.

Home Inspections Include:

  • roof, vents, flashings and trim
  • gutters and downspouts
  • skylight, chimney and other roof penetrations
  • decks, stoops, porches, walkways and railings
  • eaves, soffit and fascia
  • grading and drainage
  • basement, foundation and crawlspace
  • water penetration and foundation movement
  • main water shut-off valves
Inspecting Electrical
Inspecting fuse box

Commercial Building Inspections Include:

  • heating systems
  • cooling systems
  • water heating system
  • interior plumbing fixtures and faucets
  • drainage sump pumps with accessible floats
  • electrical service line and meter box
  • main disconnect and service amperage
  • electrical panels, breakers and fuses
  • grounding and bonding