Why should a home be inspected?

While home is where the heart is; it is also a large piece of technology. It is, in a sense, a big machine that performs numerous functions. Its various systems and components keep us dry when it’s wet outdoors, warm or cool depending on the season, healthy (by providing sanitary facilities), keep us safe, and provide a place to work, play, study, entertain, and raise families. In order to do all these things, a home’s systems and components not only have to function on their own, they must also function together.

A professional home inspection provides valuable information about the condition and operation of these systems and components. It assists buyers in assessing the need for both immediate and preventive maintenance. Very often, a professional home inspector is one of the few individuals in a real estate transaction whose interests are entirely those of the buyer and who enters the home solely on the buyer’s behalf.