The 4 steps process of home inspections

Real estate is a complex field that involves a substantial financial commitment. Whenever buying or selling property in Kelowna, C4U home inspections will be needed. More and more people choose to have a property’s condition assessed so that they have all the necessary information before making a decision. A home inspection will help you know the real state of a house, with all its positive and negative sides so you won’t have to pay more than you should. There are four main steps in this process and we will explain them in what follows.

roof-inspectionRequest

The process begins once you formulate the request. To do so, you will need to search for a qualified building assessor, able to offer you his objective and independent expertise. They should provide an overview of the condition of the building and the property. Ask for references and check the reviews once you have decided upon a certified company so that you choose a reliable professional.

Inspect

Once you find the right inspector, the examination will follow. A residential inspection should last a few hours, and the inspector will have to thoroughly examine some essential components of the property. They will take a closer look at the following elements:

  • The roof
  • The attic
  • Windows and doors
  • The foundation
  • The exterior walls
  • The grading drainage
  • The additions
  • The foundation
  • The plumbing and electrical systems
  • The climate
  • Landscaping

Walk-through

After the examination is over, the inspector will take you on a walk-through of the property and show you what are the issues that have been found. The building assessor will show you what the problems are and estimate the cost of repairs. They will also advise you which are the elements that will need immediate repair or replacement. Moreover, important maintenance advice will be given. All the details will be found in the final report as well.

Receive a certified report

After the whole inspection process has taken place, the inspector will prepare a report that will be delivered to the person who has requested the examination. The report will include detailed information regarding the current state of the house, a comprehensive list of deficiencies, short and long-term recommendations for upgrades, repairs or replacements, and the cost estimation. The report is crucial when trying to purchase a property for its real price. You will know the real value, and you will also be able to estimate how much you should invest in it.

When it comes to such a significant step in everyone’s life, you will need all the help you can get. Kelowna home inspections are being made by our very knowledgeable and well-prepared experts, ready to assist you in making the right call.