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Cincinnati Home Inspections
What is a home inspection?
A home inspection is an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a house, from the roof to the foundation.
What does a home inspection include?
The standard home inspector's report will cover the condition of the home's heating system; central air conditioning system (temperature permitting); interior
plumbing and electrical systems; the roof, attic and visible insulation; walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors; the foundation, basement and structural
The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) publishes a Schedule and Code of Ethics that outlines what you should expect to be covered in your home
Why do I need a home inspection?
Buying a home could be the largest single investment you will ever make. To minimize unpleasant surprises and unexpected difficulties, you'll want to learn as
much as you can about the newly constructed or existing house before you buy it. A home inspection may identify the need for major repairs or builder
oversights, as well as the need for maintenance to keep it in good shape. After the inspection, you will know more about the house, which will allow you to make
decisions with confidence.
If you already are a homeowner, a home inspection can identify problems in the making and suggest preventive measures that might help you avoid costly
If you are planning to sell your home, a home inspection can give you the opportunity to make repairs that will put the house in better selling condition.
What will it cost?
The inspection fee for a typical one-family house varies geographically, as does the cost of housing. Similarly, within a given area, the inspection fee may vary
depending on a number of factors such as the size of the house, its age and possible optional services such as septic, well or radon testing.
Do not let cost be a factor in deciding whether or not to have a home inspection or in the selection of your home inspector. The sense of security and knowledge
gained from an inspection is well worth the cost, and the lowest-priced inspection is not necessarily a bargain. Use the inspector's qualifications, including
experience, training, compliance with your state's regulations, if any, and professional affiliations as a guide.
Why can't I do it myself?
Even the most experienced homeowner lacks the knowledge and expertise of a professional home inspector. An inspector is familiar with the elements of
home construction, proper installation, maintenance and home safety. He or she knows how the home's systems and components are intended to function
together, as well as why they fail.
Above all, most buyers find it difficult to remain completely objective and unemotional about the house they really want, and this may have an effect on their
judgment. For accurate information, it is best to obtain an impartial, third-party opinion by a professional in the field of home inspection.
Can a house fail a home inspection?
No. A professional home inspection is an examination of the current condition of a house. It is not an appraisal, which determines market value. It is not a
municipal inspection, which verifies local code compliance. A home inspector, therefore, will not pass or fail a house, but rather describe its physical condition
and indicate what components and systems may need major repair or replacement.
What if the report reveals problems?
No house is perfect. If the inspector identifies problems, it doesn't mean you should or shouldn't buy the house, only that you will know in advance what to
expect. If your budget is tight, or if you don't want to become involved in future repair work, this information will be important to you. If major problems are found, a
seller may agree to make repairs.
Information provided by American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI).
Don't have time or maybe the skill to keep up with all of the upkeep a property requires? A qualified home maintenance inspector will evaluate your home or
property for needed maintenance items. You will be provided with a prioritized list of critical items to be addressed and items to be aware of for your future
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