If you’re thinking of buying a home, then you’re probably aware that you should get a qualified home inspector to examine it. In fact, most offers will include a condition that the property be inspected before the sale becomes final.
A good home inspector will go over the property from top to bottom, inside and out. The home inspector will look for things like cracks in the foundation, out-dated wiring, repairs that need to be made, and any aging components, such as the roof and furnace. The inspector will also provide a timeline for replacement of any major components including HVAC, windows, roof, etc.
Basically, a home inspector helps the potential homeowner understand the condition of the home and the related costs expected. This valuable service is also very beneficial for the seller as well. By having your current home inspected before you list it for sale can help sell your property faster and for the best price.
For instance: Say you put your home on the market and you get an offer. The offer is conditional on the home inspection. The inspector may uncover a major issue that you weren’t aware of, and the buyer could potentially walk away from the deal. If, however, you hired a home inspector first, you would know about those issues in advance and could deal with them appropriately.
A good home inspector can be more valuable than you think! If we can be of service or if you would like more information or have any questions, please contact Choice Home Inspection Services at 770-490-6911. Or email or text us: http://chisvc.com/contact-us
Flooding is one of the most disastrous and unfortunate common phenomena that affects people today. There are many regions and countries in the world that are prone to floods, due to their climate or their geographical characteristics. Floods can be quite hazardous and cause serious damage. If you are living in an area like this, you should be well prepared in order to avoid serious situations. Preventing flood damage in homes is not difficult if owners take all necessary measures.
Your house should be elevated and reinforced in order to avoid possible flooding. You should also take care of particular elements, such as the electric panel and heaters, water pumps and any administration panel related to water and heat supply. You should also take some measures to prevent blockage of drains, install sewer taps and make sure that they are connected to valves that control water if needed. Sewers and drains are the prime source of flooding and can allow water to enter houses if not closed when necessary.
If you have a basement, sealing the walls with waterproof elements and compounds, you will not only prevent water from coming in, but you will also make sure the walls do not absorb moisture.
If you are warned about a coming flood, you should prepare both you and your house for a possible disastrous situation.
Be prepared and prevent home flood damage with these simple tips, especially if you live in a flood prone area even if flooding is not expected or is controllable.
If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact Choice Home Inspections Services at 770-490-6911, or click here to contact us by email.
Below is a list of common areas that are missed by a home inspector during a home inspection. This list is intended to inform homeowners about the need to have these areas checked for possible problems, as well as the need for upgrades or repairs, if any.
These are the top 10 commonly checked areas by your Home Inspector for your home safety, security and peace of mind.