home is one of the biggest investment decisions of your life. By having the
home inspected by a Certified Home Inspector from Bluestone Home Inspection,
you can minimize unpleasant surprises and difficulties after purchase. You will
learn the positive points of a home, as well as the maintenance and upgrades
that will be necessary to keep it in good shape. After the inspection, you will
have a much clearer understanding of the property you are about to purchase,
and you will be able to make a confident informed buying decision. A Bluestone
Home Inspection prior to purchasing provides you with some of the most vital
information needed to protect you and your family. Not understanding the true
condition of your potential purchase can cost you thousands, not to mention
countless hours of your time, as well as the unwanted stress involved. While
you focus on the home's style, size layout, price and neighborhood, I take care
of evaluating its major systems- like the plumbing, heating, cooling,
electrical, and structure, making sure you have all the information before you
make such a significant decision. You can count on Bluestone Home Inspection to
give you the unbiased, professional inspection you need, when you need it.
The Onsite Inspection
Your home inspection will typically range from 2-4 hours long, depending on the size and age of the home. You are encouraged to join me, observe and ask questions as the inspection is performed. You will gain knowledge of your home's features and learn about the components and systems that provide your enjoyment, safety, and comfort. As a certified home inspector I will evaluate these components, systems, and structures of the home, and will clearly explain the findings in easy to understand terms, providing you with the knowledge to make an informed real estate decision.
After the onsite portion of the inspection is complete my work is still not done. A detailed, personalized, computer generated inspection report will be prepared and sent to you the within hours. The report is in full colour, complete with many of the pictures you saw me take, and in an easy to read format, documenting the items and issues discovered onsite. After you have reviewed the report, I'm available for any questions you may have.
Our commitment to you does not stop there. For as long as you own your home we're available to provide you with assistance and guidance with home related issues.
How do I to prepare for the home inspection?
First of all relax! Although the information discovered during an inspection can be lot to digest in a short period of time, you don't have to remember everything or anything; that is what the report and your inspector is for! If you forget to ask something you can simply call, text or email us. It's not even necessary to take notes or pictures, because items discussed during the inspection will be contained in the report.
What if the report reveals problems?
Every house has issues, no house is perfect. This doesn't mean you shouldn't buy the house, only that you will know in advance what to expect and be able to budget accordingly. Realize
that sellers are under no obligation to repair everything, or anything mentioned
in the report. Most sellers are honest and
are often surprised to learn of defects uncovered during an inspection. Keep things in perspective. Do not kill your
deal over things that do not matter. It is inappropriate to demand that a
seller address deferred maintenance, conditions already listed on the seller's
disclosure, or nit-picky items.
Can a House Fail a Home Inspection?
Houses do not pass or fail a home inspection. A home inspection is an objective, visual, non-destructive examination, of the physical structure and systems of a home, from the roof to the foundation (click). Having a home inspected is like giving it a physical check-up. If problems or symptoms are found, we will recommend further evaluation or repair by qualified professional. A Bluestone home inspection is a professional examination of the current condition of your prospective home. It is not an appraisal, which determines market value, or a municipal inspection, which verifies local code compliance. A home inspector, therefore, will not pass or fail a house, but rather describe its physical condition and indicate what may need repair or replacement.
Do I have to be there during the inspection?
It is not necessary for you to be present for the inspection, but it is highly recommended. If you attend the inspection you will be able to follow along, observe and ask questions directly, as you learn about the condition of the home, how its systems work, and how to maintain it. You will also find the written report easier to understand if you've seen the property first-hand during the inspection. As a result you will have a much clearer understanding of the property you are about to purchase.