In this fast-paced real estate market, many buyers are being pressured to purchase homes without completing a home inspection. This is a really bad idea that puts your investment and quite possibly your safety at risk, read on for more details.
Hidden dangers that home inspectors find
In most inspections we perform, there are a number of safety hazards we uncover. It is the rare house that was both built and updated perfectly to meet current safety standards. Some common issues we see are improper electrical wiring, improper venting of combustible materials, unapproved structural alterations, just to name a few. These are not issues that you, or even a seasoned real estate agent would be able to spot. Uncovering these defects, requires special training experience and tools (such as infrared cameras and radon detectors).
Don’t throw money out the window
Many homes are lacking in energy efficiency, which can cost homeowners a lot of money. If your home is not properly air sealed, insulated and using energy efficient appliances, you may be paying to heat or cool air that leaves your house. Effectively throwing away money. Our home inspectors will check the operation and efficiency of your appliances and look for energy waste. A detailed report will show where you can save money and what your return on investment will be.
Your home shouldn’t be a money pit
We’ve all heard the stories. Someone buys their dream house, only to find problem after problem, sinking into a “money pit”. Owning and maintaining a house does cost money, but with a home inspection you should have a good idea of what will need to be repaired, replaced, upgraded, or maintained. No surprises!
There’s a misconception that home inspections are all about finding major issues, like structural problems, or dangerous electrical wiring. We certainly do find those problems, but we do much more. All the parts of the home interact with each other in ways that can either be harmonious, or problematic. “Small” issues like improper sloping around the house, missing downspout extensions, missing flashing, etc. can all lead to bigger problems. Both the integrity of the home and the comfort of the occupants depend on all these systems being in harmony.
Get peace of mind
The best outcome of a home inspection is that we find nothing wrong. You can go through with the purchase of the home, knowing that you and your family can live there safely and comfortably. You’ll know what to expect and how to keep your house in top shape.
Why you should hire Tactical Inspections MI
At Tactical Inspections MI, we go above and beyond the Standards of Practice that most home inspectors use. We use advanced technologies, such as Infrared Cameras, on all inspections at no extra cost. Technologies like drones, cameras and robots enable us to inspect areas that other inspectors may skip. We’re not alarmists and we won’t scare you unnecessarily, we will clearly explain issues and what they mean to you. We provide thorough, detailed reports with high quality photos and videos that will clearly demonstrate any issues we find. We take great care to do a professional inspections, leaving the home exactly as we find it. Our reports are sent within 24 hours of the inspection, enabling you to make informed decisions without delay. You can see a few samples of problems we found below: