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.
We were first time home-buyers and I was very nervous going into the inspection. They were able to walk us through every nook and cranny and helped us to feel comfortable with our purchase because we knew what was there and a bit of what to expect in the future. VERY knowledge, professional, and helpful. I would recommend to anyone and would use them again if I were to buy another house.
AMAZING!! I'm so happy I went with them! Everyone was kind and helpful. Eric was EXTREMELY thorough. His knowledge, skills, and personality far exceeded my expectations! Everything was explained in layman's terms and all my questions were answered. I couldn't have made a better decision! Hands down the BEST home inspection I have ever had!! You will not be disappointed! 🙂
Mitch was great, really detailed with his explanations and took the time to go through each part the house, inside and outside, so we as first time home buyers could understand what we are getting in to. Would definitely use again and recommend to others.
AmeriSpec did our home inspection on our first home. They were fantastic. Very knowledgeable about what was wrong with the house. Very enthusiastic about his job. Highly recommend using them.
Kendra in the office was very easy to visit with when setting up the appointment. Eric was very thorough and went into great detail with everything he found! They did such a great job, i'm using them for my pre-inspection on my current home to be placed on the market.
- On September 18, 2017
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