Home Inspections done in Orange, San Diego and Southwest Riverside counties
A home inspection is as vital as a complete physical exam by your doctor. In layman’s terms, a home inspection is an objective visual non-destructive examination to evaluate the current condition of the systems and structure of a home, from the roof to the foundation and over 400 components in between. It is a paid service and takes about 2-3 hours depending on the age and size of the property.
Commercial inspections as well as residential home inspections hold equal importance when it comes to safety. If a problem or symptom is discovered, the inspector may recommend further evaluation by specialists. The idea is to identify any electrical, mechanical, plumbing or structural faults that may adversely affect the value of the property or may cause a threat to the lives of the people working or residing in it.
Home Inspection Service by a Professional
Regular home inspections can bring to your attention those minor defects that been ignored before they become a major problem. This saves time, money and the inconvenience that you would have to endure while undergoing an emergency repair.
In order to ensure that all visible defects are identified well in advance and expert advice is provided to rectify the problem, the inspection should be carried out be a certified residential home inspection professional.
Before buying a property, it is essential to have its current condition evaluated by a specialist so that you pay no more than the fair price for the property. Similarly, before selling or redecorating your property, you want to know if there are any portions of the property that need urgent repair or replacement.
Sometimes a property will have a defect that may detour its purchase or insurance. A timely home inspection will highlight such defects and the certified home inspector will also offer advice to help you choose the best option to fix the problem. A home inspection is not a warranty or insurance program but a method to assist you in understanding the condition of your new home.
Professional Home Inspection Services from A+ Inspections
A+ Inspections is a mature and experienced organization providing commercial as well as residential home inspection services for over 30 years in Orange, San Diego and Riverside counties. A+ Inspections has been accredited by the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors and is also certified in thermography and air quality evaluation. Using the latest technology, we offer limited visual inspections, enhanced inspections, construction monitoring, roof inspections, pool and spa inspections, water and soil testing, indoor air quality testing, mold inspections, energy audits, and thermal infrared inspections.
We have won the trust of thousands of customers. Many single family homes, apartment complexes, retail units, medical centres, office buildings and shopping malls have benefited from our high quality service, accurate reports and recommendations.
Traits of a Good Home Inspection Service
- Efficient and detailed inspection
- Timely and accurate reports
- Use of latest technology
- Congenial staff
- Cost effective service
- Continuous improvements in quality
At A+ Inspections, we fulfill all these traits and more to ensure high quality inspections each and every time, so you can have peace of mind living in a property that is safe and secure for years to come.
Why a Home Inspection?
Real Estate is usually the largest investment people will make. Many people commit to this investment without being fully aware of the condition of the property.
That’s why a professional property inspection is such a valuable investment!
An analysis of the property, conducted by a specially trained and completely objective inspector, can identify any non-functioning systems, damaged building components, safety issues and quality installations.
Having this information BEFORE you purchase, sell, repair or remodel can return many dividends, both financially and emotionally. Getting this information may be as simple as asking the right questions. Our professionally trained home inspectors can help provide the answers.
Home inspectors provide buyers, sellers, owners, contractors, banks and lenders, with important information essential to evaluating a property’s condition.
What Really Matters
Buying a home?
The process can be stressful. A home inspection is supposed to give you peace of mind, but often has the opposite effect.
You will be asked to absorb a lot of information in a short time. This often includes a written report, checklist, photographs, environmental reports, and what the inspector himself says during the inspection. All this combined with the seller’s disclosure and what you notice yourself makes the experience even more overwhelming.
What should you do?
Relax. Most of your inspection will be maintenance recommendations, life expectancies and minor imperfections. These are nice to know about.
- However, the issues that really matter will fall into four categories:
- Major defects. An example of this would be a structural failure.
- Things that lead to major defects. A small roof-flashing leak, for example.
- Things that may hinder your ability to finance, legally occupy, or insure the home.
- Safety hazards, such as an exposed, live buss bar at the electric panel.
Anything in these categories should be addressed. Often a serious problem can be corrected inexpensively to protect both life and property (especially in categories 2 and 4). Most sellers are honest and are often surprised to learn of defects uncovered during an inspection. Realize that sellers are under no obligation to repair everything mentioned in the report. No home is perfect.
Keep things in perspective. Don’t kill your deal over things that don’t matter.
It is inappropriate to demand that a seller address deferred maintenance, conditions already listed on the seller’s disclosure, or nit-picky items.
MoveInCertified homes have been pre-inspected by InterNACHI certified inspectors and the sellers confirm that there are no major systems in need of immediate repair or replacement and no known safety hazards.
A+ Inspections serves Orange, San Diego and Southwest Riverside counties.
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