Whether you get your home inspected once a year or once every several years, chances are, you’re looking for any way you can to get the most out of it as possible. Although you probably call HVAC technicians, electricians, plumbers, and other professionals regularly to maintain your home, home inspections are a great opportunity for you to get a general idea of the overall condition of your home and how safe it is for your family to live in. Services like radon testing, air quality testing, and thermal imaging all contribute to your overall well-being so read on to find out how to make the most of them.
Don’t Be Afraid To Ask Questions
Home inspectors have one job: to make you aware of the condition of your home and ensure you have the means to fix any issues that could be compromising your safety or well-being. As the homeowner, this means you’ll want to ask any questions you have so that you’re clear on everything that needs to be addressed. Don’t worry, your home inspector won’t be offended or annoyed by you asking questions — if they are, you chose the wrong one!
Although your professional home inspector will take the time and care to fill out a full home inspection report for you and go over it with you when he/she is done, it doesn’t hurt to follow along and take notes as they go. This could be reminders or projected cost estimates for any repairs you will need following the inspection.
Another effective form of note taking is to document any areas of issue using a digital camera. Pictures might also be helpful in explaining to any electrical specialist, plumber, or HVAC technician what issue you’re having. Most people have pretty good cameras on their phone so this may be your best option.
Hire The Right Inspector
One of the best ways to get the most out of your home inspection is to simply call the right home inspector in the first place. There are many home inspectors out there claiming to be professionals, however, they have no certification nor the necessary training to prove it. If you hire a home inspector like this, they’re most likely going to miss something and not provide you with your money’s worth. What’s worse is that your home will not be protected and you won’t have a good idea of the condition your home is in.
Contact Safe Investment Home Inspections
If you’re due for a home inspection in Denver or the surrounding areas, Safe Investment Home Inspections is happy to provide you with some of the highest quality care in the industry. We provide full home inspections including thermal imaging, radon testing, air quality testing, warranty inspections, as well as mold and sewer inspections. Contact us today if you’re ready to get started.