Top Five Things To Look For When Hiring A Home Inspector

Author: ACL Home Inspections, LLC | Jan 15, 2020 |

To ensure that the home that you're purchasing is healthy, a professional home inspection is imperative. A thorough inspection will make you aware of potential perils such as cracks in the walls, loose wiring, plumbing leaks, and roofing issues, so it's best to enlist the services of a home inspector.

A home inspector will examine houses, look for defects, and suggest improvements by scrutinizing all aspects of the home, including full interior and exterior, plumbing, electrical, heating and air-conditioning, and roofing. They will provide a complete report about the condition of your house and give you scope for development.

As a home inspector plays a vital role in your home-buying journey, it can be challenging to pick a reliable professional from a slew of options. To make this selection easier for you and to ensure that you end up with the best home inspector, here's a list of the top five things to look for when hiring a home inspector.

  1. Knowledge
    A knowledgeable home inspector will be able to assess your home in a detailed and methodological manner. When hiring a home inspector, check their credentials and experience. Strong credentials and a copious amount of experience indicates knowledge about the field.
  2. Attention to detail
    A home inspection involves reviewing every aspect of the house, including the exterior. To ensure that the job is done thoroughly, look for an inspector with strong attention to detail.
  3. Ability to communicate
    As a layperson, you probably aren't well-versed with the jargon used by home inspectors. You want your home inspector to communicate with you easily and effectively. They should be willing to explain each and every aspect of the home inspection to you.
  4. Quick delivery of reports
    While analyzing their findings, reviewing their work, and coming up with an accurate report takes some time, home inspectors should deliver their reports as quickly as they can. Some home inspectors take several weeks, while some submit reports within forty-eight hours. Ensure to hire someone who promises to deliver the reports in a timely manner.
  5. Willing to explain what is found on site
    Along with the home inspector's communication skills, checking their professionalism is also necessary. Your home inspector should be patient with you and willing to explain what is found on site. They should be honest and reliable and be willing to walk you through the home inspection process.

If you're looking for a home inspection company in Tallahassee, FL, reach out toACL Home Inspections, LLC. With over three years of experience and hundreds of home inspections backing our work, we specialize in performing residential and light commercial property inspections, four-point inspections, and wind mitigation reports. We provide our reliable home inspection services to clients across Tallahassee, Crawfordville, Quincy, Havana, Monticello, Thomasville, Bainbridge, Leon County, Wakulla County, Jefferson County, Gadsden County, Thomas County, and Decatur County.