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What is inspected during a home inspection?

Jan 2nd 2016 at 3:16 PM

Purchasing a home in San Diego could be a immense investment, that is that the reason you must be aware of the property’s current condition before you purchase so you'll minimize unpleasant  surprises and difficulties later on. This can be a good chance to learn what changes you'll make to make sure your new house is safe for years to come.

During our home inspections, virtually hundreds of things are checked, like the electrical service, heating & cooling systems, roof, foundation, etc. you'll be told of any issues, defects and questions of safety that may be of concern to you and your family. Together, the client and home inspector in San Diego are able to discuss what actions are often taken to remedy any problem found.

 

A Home Inspector inspects the following,

Sinks, tubs, showers, faucets, pools, spas, patios, weather-stripping, grout, caulking, drains, traps, valves, connectors, exhaust fans, microwaves, stovetops, ovens, dishwashers, garbage disposals, counters, cabinets, ceilings, walls, floors, smoke detectors, ceiling fans, outlets, switches, closets, railings, stairs, treads, risers, interior doors, windows, screens, garage doors, garage openers, water mains, electrical panels, wiring, lights, heating/cooling systems, permanent fixtures, water heaters, furnaces, exterior walls, roofs, attics, insulation, attic ventilation, crawlspaces, slab foundations, basements, sump pumps, gutters, downspouts, fireplaces, flashing, fascia & trim, structure, hose bibs, water pressure, rafters, joists, walkways, driveways, drainage, retaining walls, gas meters, electrical service drop and a lot more.

 

Are Home Inspector licensed?

There is no law stating a home inspector needs to have a license within the state of CA, thus if a home inspector claims that they’re commissioned, the license they need isn't for activity home inspections. Skilled insurance (Errors and Omissions) can make amends for things the inspector fails to properly report. General insurance can cowl broken things, like the inspector’s ladder falling through a flat solid window.

 

Does a Home Inspector additionally provide quotes to repair the defect?

Performing repairs to inspected properties could be a conflict of interest.  In fact, it's a violation of the Business and Professions Code §7197, which prohibits an inspector from performing repairs or enhancements on inspected properties for one year from the date of examination.

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