Common mistakes to avoid when searching for a home inspector
Updated: Apr 30
As the dream of home ownership captivates buyers, the excitement to complete the process quickly and move into the new house causes several people to bypass the crucial step of having a home inspection carried out. At other times, to reduce closing costs, people look for the cheapest inspector they can find, sacrificing quality and thoroughness. Unfortunately, what many people don’t realize is how important a home inspection is before closing on the purchase of a home.
Professional home inspectors analyze all of the main systems of a house from the roof and attic to the basement or crawlspace, including plumbing, electrical wiring, heating and cooling systems and much more. A quality inspector will provide an electronic report within 24 hours - often the same day - including pictures and detailed findings. A quality report will make you aware of the condition of a house and whether anything will need to be addressed by the new owner. Failure to avail the benefits of a home inspection leaves the door open to nasty surprises that have the potential to drain your finances or impact the safety of your new home.
At Trinity Inspection not only are we committed to providing our customers quality home inspection services, but we believe in raising the standards of the industry by educating all home buyers on how to protect their investment and their family. Here is a list of the most common mistakes people make when buying a home.
#1: Not conducting enough research before hiring a home inspector.
Skilled home inspection involves both inspecting and correctly identifying issues in a finite period of time. Rushing to execute work without conducting thorough research about the home inspector is a grave concern because it results in substandard work, missed safety issues or bloated costs. Checking credentials, seeking references and making inquiries about the scope and quality of work performed by professionals help you to avoid costly -errors.-
#2: Not hiring a home inspector before purchasing your home.
A qualified professional helps to pinpoint concerns and highlight consequent costs before you purchase a home. Information and guidance provided by a home inspector helps you to make an educated home purchasing decision and helps prevent 'surprises' after move-in.
#3: Hiring a home inspector who provides a one-size-fits-all solution.
Proficient home inspectors personally visit your home for a thorough inspection to correctly identify and learn first-hand of the severity of the deficiencies. A clear picture of the issues to be resolved assists professionals to answer your questions as well as communicate any grave concerns that need to be remediated immediately. Hiring an inspector who doesn’t spend several hours in the home is a scam you should avoid at all costs.
#4: Hiring an inspector based on their charges.
Not all home inspectors are competent enough to execute work across different categories. It’s only natural that charges would vary across professionals depending on their competence and level of specialization. Focusing only on the least charges leads to hiring a novice who will not be able to meet your needs. You must choose a professional who is competent and experienced to cater to all your needs at a cost which is optimal but not necessarily the least.
Trinity Inspection LLC has the technical know-how to help you to avoid these common mistakes as well as others and guide you with your house inspection needs.
Our Washington State-licensed, InterNACHI-Certified Professional Inspectors offer you a friendly first-rate home inspection process that will truly help you understand and appreciate the new home you're so excited about!
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Trinity Inspection, LLC
Spokane, WA and Cheney, WA