Most homeowners are concerned about 3 things when they schedule a home inspection including:
1) How much does it cost?
2) What will they be inspecting and looking for, and
3) How long will the inspection take?
Granted, these questions are important to ask. Additionally, it is equally important to select the right home inspector that is licensed, insured and bonded. However, you should ask certain questions once the inspection is completed including the following examples:
- I’m not sure I understand this part of the inspection. Can you explain it so I do? Unless you’re a trained and certified home or mold inspector, there will likely be parts of their inspection report that is difficult to interpret or understand. After the report arrives, make a note of anything you don’t or understand or have some questions about and then contact the inspector for an explanation.
- How big of a problem is this particular issue? The inspection report will have lots of detailed information regarding your home. If it’s difficult to determine how serious a specific issue is, ask the inspector about it. Just keep in mind that the inspector cannot tell you if the seller is responsible for renovating or repairing a certain issue. They can only advise you about a serious problem so you think about it before you buy the home.
- Should I have a specialist look at this particular issue? Home inspectors are only generalists that know how to identify specific issues and potential problems but usually aren’t trained in making home repairs. However, they should be able to determine whether you should call in an expert.
- Is this a common problem? Home inspectors will let you know if a particular problem is one that is commonly found in homes in your geographical area, or if it is something more serious that you should be concerned about. They will let you know if an expert is needed.
- What specific issues or problems should I address first after moving in? Every inspected home is going to have certain repair issues that warrant your attention before any others. The inspector will make you aware of those repair issues that should be taken care of first once you’ve gotten settled into your new home.
Never be afraid or ashamed about asking a home or mold inspector as many questions as you need to. Remember, you’re not the expert here and are entitled to know as much about the inspection as possible. To learn more about home or mold inspections, call Florida Inspections Unlimited at 954-861-0666 today or send us a message by clicking here. Get a free quote today!