Busted! Don’t Believe These Home Inspection Myths!
Buying a home can be an exciting and overwhelming experience, especially for first-time homebuyers. It is a significant investment, and the last thing anyone wants is to have unexpected expenses due to hidden issues. That’s where home inspectors come in. Home inspectors play a crucial role in helping homebuyers make informed decisions by providing a qualified assessment of the condition of the home.
However, there are several misconceptions about home inspections that we need to clear up. In this blog, Akamai Structural Inspector LLC will debunk some of the most common home inspection myths to help you make the most of your home inspection.
Myth 1: A home inspection is an all-inclusive inspection
Home inspectors are held to a prescribed Standard of Practice. Contrary to what you might see on television, we are not allowed to punch holes in walls and do destructive inspections. We are limited to a visual inspection with the best inspectors utilizing modern tools and technology to ferret out hidden issues. Infrared technology is looking for hidden moisture and hot wiring. Low-E meters to determine if the windows were installed properly for the area of the country you live in.
Myth 2: A home inspector will pass or fail a home
A home inspection will give you a qualified look at the condition of the home and its components on a given day and time. You, as the Buyer, make the decision on whether the home meets your expectations or is something that you would not wish to continue to pursue based on the information contained in the report.
Myth 3: A new construction home does not need an inspection. After all, it is brand new
New construction is only as good as the Job superintendent and the sub-contractors that build it. I can not think of a single new construction home that we have inspected that did not have some issues, from as small as cosmetic issues to structural issues such as broken trusses. We inspect not only the local contractor’s performance guidelines but also the “National Association of Home Builders” performance guidelines as well as Standard Building practices.
As a home inspection company, it is our job to help homebuyers make informed decisions by providing a qualified assessment of the condition of the home. There are several misconceptions about home inspections, but we hope that this blog has helped to clear some of them up. Remember, a home inspection is not an all-inclusive inspection, and a home inspector does not pass or fail a home. Additionally, new construction homes can benefit from a home inspection, just like older homes.
At Akamai Structural Inspector LLC, we are committed to providing our clients with comprehensive home inspections to help them make informed decisions. We work hard to provide you with one of the best inspections in the industry. We incorporate state-of-the-art tools and free re-inspections (up to two), verifying that defect concerns were properly addressed by the seller. If you are investing in new construction, existing housing, or commercial property, we are here for you. We offer residential services, commercial services, condominium, and new construction services to clients across Las Vegas Valley, including Pahrump, Coyote Springs, Echo Bay, Primm, Henderson, Summerlin, and Boulder City.
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