What is a home inspection?

A home inspection is a visual review of the structure and elements of the house to buy, which an expert inspector does during buying and selling the property. In a way, the home inspection is the buyer's last chance to make sure the home is in the desired condition before making the final purchase. Depending on the size of the house, the inspection can take up to 4 hours.


A proper inspection can save the buyer a lot of money in the future as it can pinpoint problems that will require repair later. After the exhaustive review, the inspector will make a final report that reflects the actual conditions of the house's structure and the possible problems it presents.


It is essential to count on an expert during the inspection as the structural problems that houses present are usually invisible to the inexperienced eye. During the examination, the expert will look for:


1- The infrastructure of the house: including columns, walls, and floors.

2- The house roof: to look for possible leaks or structural damages that may need repair in the future.

3- The electrical wiring system of the house.

4- The ventilation system: including air conditioners and heating.

5- The sewage system.

6- The pool and its surroundings (if it applies)


As you can see, a home inspection fully covers all the elements that we must consider when looking for a new house. A well-conducted assessment will provide the buyer with excellent purchase security; Plus, it's an inexpensive way to save money in the future.


From Gray Home Inspections, we always recommend carrying out a complete inspection before purchasing a property. Visit our website for more information about home inspections.

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