What to Expect with an AmeriSpec home inspection
Your contract to purchase was accepted by the seller, what’s next? One of the next steps is scheduling a home inspection. A professional home inspection by a qualified and experienced inspector will provide you with an overview and report on the overall, general condition of your future dream home. At AmeriSpec, we walk you through the process every step of the way. Keep the below tips in mind when getting ready for YOUR AmeriSpec Home Inspection.
Prior to the inspection…
Prepare a list of questions or concerns about the property and provide them to the inspection company in advance. This will help ensure that such matters are addressed and that any special arrangements can be made if necessary. This is optional since our ASHI certified inspectors will already be looking at over 400 components of the home and will be reviewing the findings with you in person. If a list helps you, we welcome all of your questions!
Real estate agents should instruct sellers to ensure all areas are accessible to the inspector. For example, if the attic access is in a closet, all clothes and belongings should be removed from that closet, sump pits and electrical panels should be easily accessible too.
During the inspection…
If you are a homebuyer, it is especially important to be present during the inspection. By accompanying the inspector, you will have the opportunity to:
- See the condition of each key component throughout the house and property firsthand, helping give you a better understanding of the home and how it correlates with the report.
- Help ease any concerns about findings which may seem distressing on paper but are in fact superficial. For example, the inspector might explain that inexpensive lubricant can quiet an alarming appliance noise, that an unsightly column needs only a coat of paint, or that the problem causing a water spot appears to have previously been corrected.
- Save time and avoid frustration by learning about the operation of your new home. You may find out how the heating system works, how to light pilot lights, how to turn on various appliances and components, and where shut-offs are. The inspector can also point out maintenance needs and procedures, and explain how and when to check items that need periodic monitoring.
- Have all of your questions and concerns addressed immediately as they arise, room by room.
After the inspection…
We provide you with a printed copy of your inspection report onsite as well as online with pictures. Read your home inspection report thoroughly. If you have concerns or need clarification — no matter how minor the issue — please do not hesitate to call your home inspector. Our AmeriSpec Inspectors are always willing to help put your mind at ease and our full time, experienced office staff are easily reachable via phone or email.
EXCLUSIVELY from AmeriSpec NE, all of our customers receive an online home binder to keep all your important documents, contracts, receipts, pictures, permits and more in a safe and organized place. It also included FREE recall check on all the appliances along with important monthly maintenance reminders. Call us to learn more or watch for our blog next week.
Whether you choose AmeriSpec Home Inspection Service to perform your inspection, please be sure to use a qualified, trained professional to inspect your home. A home purchase is an investment of a lifetime and you deserve confidence in your financial decision.
Inspection services include home inspections, radon and mold testing, radon mitigation services and more.
Call us today to experience the AmeriSpec difference.
Mitch Lawrence conducted our inspection and did an excellent job. Mitch was extremely thorough in pointing out all items during our walk through, patiently answered all of our questions, and took the time to go back over some items when we were wrapping up. Mitch made the entire process understandable and we received the full value of using AmeriSpec.
We were able to go through the house inspection with him via our realtor and Google Duo. He went through everything just as if we were there and was very good at answering any questions I had. Very thorough report and love the recommendations as well. Will be keeping the report and going through it to keep in mind which things need to be done as regular maintenance on the house.
The home inspection we experienced was extremely thorough. The inspector checked everything that we had concerns about and many things that I would never have thought to inspect. The information that was given was extremely helpful and they made it easy to understand. We feel confident that we were made aware of every potential problem that could arise. We were also given information about maintenance items around the property.
John Sutko was great. He explained everything in detail and found some irregularities which we would have never found out on our own. He did a very detailed inspection. He answered all my questions. He even offered to come back to make sure that everything was taken care of before our final sign off. I feel like I got a bang for my buck.
The inspection was extremely thorough. Each step was properly explained as to how what things they were looking for and what that would indicate was needed. I feel very confident in my purchase following the inspection.
- On September 18, 2017
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