Buying a home is big investment for most people. Therefore it is important to have a thorough Home Inspection, this will help the buying process run smoother. Green Improvement Consulting is AHIT and interNACHI certified to perform Kansas City Home Inspections. This means we can provide our Kansas City customers with Home Inspections plus Energy Audits which include blower door testing, infrared camera scanning and energy modeling in one appointment. This would allow you to learn about the structure of the home, as well as the energy efficiency.
In Kansas City, homes can be well over 100 years old and many problems may not be apparent to the lay person. Buying home is the biggest purchase that most people will ever make, so why risk it?!
A professional home inspector has special training, knowledge and expertise even the most experienced homeowner lacks. An inspector is familiar with the elements of home construction, proper installation, maintenance and home safety. They also know how the home’s components and systems are intended to function together, along with what can cause them to fail.
Also as home buyer, it is very difficult to remain completely objective and not let emotions cloud our judgement. This makes an impartial judgement almost impossible. In order to be completely informed, an independent third-party and a professional inspector should be consulted. The information obtained from these individuals will provide the buyer with the necessary knowledge to make a sound decision.
The standard home inspector’s report will cover:
– The condition of the home’s heating system and 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 components.
Choosing the right Home Inspector is important. Make sure to do your homework before choosing. It is helpful to know the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics your home inspector abides by. This will outline what you should expect to have covered in your home inspection report.
Here are common things included in a Kansas City home inspection courtesy of Angie’s List.