Can Current Home Owners Benefit From A Home Inspection?

You might think a home inspection is only needed when you are purchasing a house, but did you know that an inspection is beneficial for current home owners as well? Any home can develop issues over time, and it is a great idea to have your home inspected on a regular basis to find or prevent developing problems.

How long have you lived in your home? How long has it been since a professional home inspection was performed? If your answer is years, or never, a home inspection should be at the top of your to-do list.

Chances are you have lived in your home long enough for changes to take place to all of its components.  A home inspection can help you find and address a problem before it leads to damage or costly repairs.

Would you like an unbiased opinion about the condition of your roof, siding, furnace, air-conditioning, chimney, etc? A home inspector will evaluate the elements of your home from a purely objective point of view.  He or she draws no benefit from finding defects – or the lack thereof – and therefore is a more reliable source of information than someone who is paid to do repair work. Not only that, a home inspector evaluates all of a home’s components, all in one visit.  Think of it as a physical check-up for your home.

For example, do you know how well your roof or siding are holding up to snow and extreme temperatures?  Are there any signs of leaks, mold, or structural damage throughout your home?  Have any contractors done work in your home since you bought it, and was that work performed correctly?  Is your furnace operating inefficiently or, worse, leaking dangerous carbon monoxide into the air?  Could replacing an aging water heater be all that is needed to prevent thousands of dollars in water damage costs?

These are only some of the issues that overwhelm home owners.  Having a home inspection can help you properly maintain your home, as well as identify potential problem areas before they deteriorate and become costly.

REMEMBER:  If we perform a home inspection for you our expertise is available to you for as long as you own your home.  We will happily answer any questions you may have.  That’s another reason why Chicago area home owners repeatedly turn to INSPECT, INC.