Pre-Owned Home Inspections
Performing the highest quality home inspections in Central Virginia
A home inspection is a visual process where all of the items typically used within a home are tested to verify proper operation or installation. The inspection happens after the buyer makes an offer on a home but before the sale closes. It lets the buyer understand the property’s condition.
Doors and windows are opened and closed. Roofing materials are inspected. Air-conditioning and heating systems are operated.
The inspector also tests all plumbing, and the units are tested for correct operation and leaks.
During the inspection process, the inspector notes the condition and operation of all components. Upon completion, the inspector explains the findings and emails a detailed report. The inspector is also available to answer any questions.
Inspections aren’t just for those who are buying or selling a home. With our Home Care Inspections, you can have peace of mind by having your home inspected while you still occupy it.
With a Home Care Inspection, we’ll inspect every part of the home just like we would if you were buying or selling it. You’ll receive a report of recommended items to repair or replace, alerting you to potential issues before they become a problem.
You have your car inspected each year… why not your home?
(Seller Certified Home Program)
Before a home is placed on the market, a pre-listing inspection is a good idea. A great many sales are cancelled due to the buyer’s shock at the “functional condition” of the home. A home may appear amazing on the outside but could have serious safety or functional issues. With a pre-inspection report, the seller can either repair or disclose the issues and more quickly expedite the sale of the home.
Answers to often-asked questions about inspections on pre-owned homes.
Why should I get a home inspection?
A home is a complicated combination of wood, nails, electrical systems, mechanical systems and piping. Without an inspection, a buyer has no way of knowing a house is put together well, and that all the systems are functioning. A certified inspector has the professional expertise to examine every aspect of a home and make recommendations.
How quickly is the inspection report completed?
In most cases, we email the report within a day of when the inspection is complete. We use custom software to build the inspection report as we conduct the work and send the report as quickly as we can after the inspector has evaluated the house.
What training does a home inspector receive?
In Virginia, a home inspector must be certified. The license is governed by the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, which sets minimum standards for home inspectors. Additionally, all of our lead home inspectors are certified electricians.
What are the benefits of a home inspection?
A home inspection is a tool that can be used in negotiations before a sale is finalized. If the inspector identifies a problem, the buyer can seek compensation, a reduction in the price. A buyer can also have the homeowner fix the problem before the sale is finalized.
What types of things are inspected?
We examine inside and outside the home, as well the crawl space and attic. We check the HVAC system, plumbing, appliances, and electrical systems. We make sure all of the major systems are functioning properly and check that the roof doesn’t leak. It’s also important for us to identify potential problems that might occur in the future, like an older hot water heater or cracks in the siding.