The Home Inspection
The home inspection is being conducted in accordance with nationally recognized InterNACHI standards of practice and is for the purpose of identifying major deficiencies which might affect your decision whether to purchase.
You are urged to attend the inspection and accompany the inspector during the examination of the home. The information you gain from this will be of great value to you.
It is important for you to understand exactly what your professional inspector is able to do for you and what the limitations are in the inspection and analysis. A general home Inspection is a non-invasive visual examination of the accessible areas of a residential property.
The scope of work may be modified by the Client and Inspector prior to the Inspection process.
We do inspect inside the furnace, crawl spaces and accessible attics. When the appliances are being included with the home sale we look inside the stove, refrigerator, washer and dryer for obvious problems. We guess at the age and note whether or not the appliance is operating. We are mainly concerned about proper and safe hook-ups of appliances. We are not appliance inspectors nor service technicians.
Our Inspection Includes:
Random Lead in Paint Test; $25; one (room) spot test. Same day results. ($20 each for a second or third test.)
We do not "Pass" or "Fail" any house. We only report the conditions of all major systems and items above.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Why do you need a home inspection?
Buying a home is most likely the largest investment anyone will ever make. A home inspection lets you know the condition of the property BEFORE you close on it. You should have a clear understanding about the property and feel confident about the purchase of YOUR new home. Beacon Light documents all major problems and checks for future problems to give you the peace of mind you need. We also (sometimes) bring up safety items and point out a few possible liability issues.
Does having a home inspection guarantee/warrant against future repairs?
NO! It gives you a general idea of the condition of the home and discloses present major repairs needed.
When does the buyer schedule a home inspection?
After you have made an offer to purchase and before closing is the best time. Have your Attorney or Real Estate Agent include an "Inspection Clause" in the contract! This makes your purchase contingent upon the findings of a professional home inspection.