After months of searching, you finally closed on your dream home. But if you skipped the home inspection prior to closing because of the hot housing market, you still have a chance to learn about the condition of your new home. An after close home inspection can help new home owners identify and mitigate issues prior to move-in.
Why Should You Schedule A Home Inspection After Closing?
A residential home inspection is a visual, non-invasive inspection of your new home and its components. Scheduling a home inspection after closing is vital if you couldn’t have one done during the home buying process. Now that you’re the owner of the home, you’ll want to do your due diligence and learn about any potential health and safety issues so you can have them addressed. The benefits of having a home inspection done after buying a home include the ability to:
1. Proactively Mitigate Health and Safety Issues
A home inspection can reveal potential safety issues that threaten the health of your family. Mold, radon, and carbon monoxide leaks are just a few examples of health hazards that home inspectors can help identify. A professional home inspector will also provide recommendations in the inspection report for dealing with these safety issues before they can cause any harm.
Don’t forget to ask your home inspector about other services like sewer scope and Infrared scan packages.
2. Uncover and Address Items for Repair Before Moving In
A thorough home inspection can help uncover hidden issues with your new home that might not have been noticeable during a routine walk-through. This allows you to proactively address issues like improper wiring, major structural issues, roof damage or mold in homes. And once you move in, you’ll have peace of mind to enjoy your new home without stressing about renovations.
3. Gain Insights to Build a Budget and Plan for Future Home Improvements
Every home can benefit from regular maintenance and care. Along with a thorough home inspection report, a professional home inspector can also take you on a tour of your new home to show you how things work, while providing tips for future maintenance and upkeep.
What Happens During the After Close Home Inspection?
During an after close home inspection, your inspector will use a variety of tools to check the structure, exterior, interior, electrical and plumbing. Home inspections usually take between 2-3 hours, depending on the size of the house. You can accompany the home inspector (with COVID-19 protocols in place) and ask questions to learn about your new home during the inspection.
After the inspection, you will also receive an objective, detailed home inspection report with findings and recommendations.
Additional Home Inspection Services
Your new home may require additional ancillary inspection services depending on its age or where it is located. When researching inspectors, you should ask if they provide a one-stop solution for other services like water quality, mold, and radon. They often offer packages that can save you time and money since all the tests are done during the same inspection visit.
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