How to find the best Home Inspector in Georgia?
Home Inspectors do not have to be certified or licensed in the state of Georgia. Anyone can claim to be a Home Inspector. You should hire a Home Inspector who is Certified, qualified and insured. I am nationally certified through InterNACHI. I went through extensive training to ensure a great inspection experience!
What is a Home Inspection?
A Home Inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of the accessible areas of a residential property, which is designed to identify defects within specific systems and components defined by InterNACHI’s Standards of practice.
What is NOT a Home Inspection?
– Do not determine the market value of the property.
– Is not an advice of the purchase of the inspected property.
– Is not a code Inspection.
– Is not technically exhaustive and will not identify concealed or latent defects.
– Will not determine the life expectancy of the property or components.
– Is not a certification of the property or its components.
Who needs a Home Inspection?
Anyone buying a Home, Condominium, Mobile Home or Commercial building should have it inspected by a certified, experienced and impartial Professional Home Inspector before the transaction closing.
What parts of the house will be Inspected?
Our inspectors follow the InterNACHI’s Standards of Practice, which can be found “here”. The following are some of the many items we will be inspecting:
• Structural Components
• Attic,Insulation& Ventilation
• Exterior of Structure
• Porch & Deck
• Garages, Carports, Workshops, or other external buildings
• Surface drainage
• Gutters and downspouts
• Safety controls
• Water heater
• Heating System
• Air Conditioning System
• Built-in appliances
• Windows and doors
• Sump pumps
How long will a Home Inspection last?
A home inspection takes 2 to 3 hours, depending on the house size, age, and features.
Do I need an Inspection even if I am buying a new house?
Even brand new homes have defects. If you are building a brand new house you should have a Phases Home Inspection throughout the build process to prevent unsafe concealed defects like unsafe foundations, incorrect rough framing, faulty electrical, HVAC, and plumbing, and improper drywall and insulation installation, as well as a final inspection, to ensure everything is safe and up to standards.
What is the standard price for a Home Inspection?
Each inspection company has different qualifications, credentials, warranties and insurances. Solutions By Lex home inspections range from $330 to $825 and above; as our inspections are based on square footage, the bigger the property the more expensive the inspection. Our inspectors look at the property from top to bottom, inside and out. This is why I base pricing off square footage.