What is a home inspection?
A home inspection is a visual examination of the physical condition of a home (or other building). This is usually, but not always, connected to the sale of that home or building and its findings often determine the successful completion of that sale.
A home inspection will usually include an examination of the foundation and basement, roof, attic, heating and water systems, electrical and plumbing systems, as well as the general condition of the structure itself. An inspector will look for poor construction practices and make note of any repairs that might be required or any general maintenance issues. Importantly, they will also make note of any fire and safety issues that need to be addressed.
Home Inspections are not conducted on a pass or fail basis; it provides a report that shows an itemized list of the condition of the home or building and any work that should be done. An inspection is conducted in about 95% of all real estate home transactions.
Residential Home Inspections
A home inspection isn’t just about protecting your investment, but also about protecting you and your family. The home inspectors at A Buyer’s Choice South Brevard understand this and take their profession very seriously. They know they are an integral part in your decision to make the biggest investment of your life. Though not mandatory in every province in Canada, a residential home inspection should be a part of every real estate transaction. It is the best way to ensure that everyone is protected.
Home inspections aren’t just for home buyers. Home sellers also gain peace of mind by investing in a thorough certified home inspection prior to putting a house up for sale. The last minute discovery of problems by a prospective buyer can lead to time delays, added expenses and can even stop a deal altogether. Your best prevention measure as a home seller is to have a certified inspection done prior to listing your home.
Premium Home Inspections
Are you purchasing or selling a large, high-end home? You may want to take advantage of our Premium Certified Home Inspection, our top-end service. It includes our full inspection service, but is specifically designed for exclusive homes.
Renovation Deficiency Inspections
You’ve watched those shows on TV and know the nightmares that can arise from home renovations when done improperly. Sub-standard materials, poor workmanship or jobs left unfinished. Mohammad can assess a renovation job near completion to make sure everything is being done correctly — before you make that final payment!
New Home Warranty Inspection Services
Make sure you have A Buyer’s Choice home inspector look at your home before your new home warranty expires. Our inspector will examine your home's structure, mechanical and electrical systems to identify defects and other problems.
A wind mitigation or hurricane insurance inspection look for construction features that have been shown to reduce losses in hurricanes. A homeowner with windstorm insurance can submit the results of a wind mitigation inspection to their insurer to obtain discounts on their windstorm insurance.
If there are strange smells, bouts of sneezing and allergy-like symptoms,feeling sick, having trouble breathing, or dizziness when you are at home; Then these can possibly be symptoms of mold in your home which is caused by a combination of moisture & dander. Unlike most damages & defects in a home that are visible to the eye, mold can hide behind walls & requires special equipment to detect. Samples need to be taken & sent out to a lab to verify the mold.The source of the moisture also needs to be addressed. Ignoring mold issues can lead to long-term respiratory and health issues which can be even more dangerous for small children and the elderly.
WDO (termite) Inspections
Often referred to as "termite inspections", we look for damage caused by any type of insect, especially termites that feed on, and rest in, the wood that supports your home's frame, porch, patio, flooring, & ceiling. Not all wood-destroying insects are termites. There can be ants, bees beetles, and various larva that are also known for feasting on your home's wood structure which can compromise the integrity of your home. The damage caused by wood-destroying insects can certainly lead to a decreased value of your home's value in addition to danger for the occupants. We take a thorough, detail-oriented approach to all we do; and our commitment to your satisfaction means we'll never cut corners during the inspection process.
While swimming pools are fun, and value to a home. They can also be a safety hazard; especially older pools that are included with a home purchase. A crucial step in assuring the safety of a residential pool or spa is to have it inspected by a trained and qualified inspector. Properly maintained pools reduce the risk of drownings and injuries. A trained pool professional evaluates water quality, safety equipment and the physical conditions of facilities. Our pool inspections offer these comprehensive services.