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A Simple Guide To Home Inspections

October 5, 2022

It’sIt’s natural for a seller to be concerned about what’s happening inside your house while you’re not there. But while you worry over whether the inspector will treat your house fairly, the buyer needs to know that the property they’ve agreed to purchase is in the condition that was represented.

At Pro-Spec, we believe every client deserves an inspection they can trust- one that will give them peace of mind and help them make an informed decision. So we go beyond what any other home inspection company does by performing our inspections with a detailed checklist and doing a thorough review of all.

What to expect from an inspection?

A home inspection in Pennsylvania is a detailed examination of a house’s structural and mechanical systems. A full home inspection includes:

  • Checking the roof for leaks or damage.
  • Looking at the plumbing system for leaks or other problems.
  • Inspecting electrical wiring for safety issues.
  • Examining heating systems for proper ventilation and more.

The inspector also looks at any possible safety hazards that might exist in the house. An inspector checks the following parts of a home in detail.

  • Exterior and Grounds
  • Roof
  • Main Electrical panel
  • Main Gas and water
  • Pool/Spa (if present)
  • Garage
  • Laundry
  • Water Heater
  • Heater/AC
  • Attic
  • Interior
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
  • Kitchen

What We Aim To Find Out During An Inspection?

During the inspection process, we try to find out any major functional defects and check the major systems. We’llWe’ll also make sure that the appliances are operating under normal conditions. The inspection process includes checking for mold and moisture, checking the wire, and testing electrical outlets. We’llWe’ll also use a thermal imaging camera to ensure there are no cold areas in your home that may indicate potential plumbing or HVAC issues.

After an inspection is scheduled, we’ll be reaching out to you in the next few days to set up a time to inspect your property. We will need to inspect a few things, including any major material defects, such as holes in the wall, damages or cracks with the fireplaces or foundation, sagging ceiling materials, and signs of moisture intrusion. If you have any questions about what is included in a home inspection, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Our inspectors will check if there are any health and safety concerns in your home, such as missing smoke detectors, trip hazards, microbial growth or mold, or loose stair railings. If you have any questions about the service being provided to you, please don’t hesitate and ask questions. 

How Long Does It Take to Conduct A Home Inspection?

So You are curious how long a Pennsylvania home inspection process would take. Inspections can take anywhere from 1 to 4 hours depending on the size of the structure or the age of the structure being inspected, The more defects there are to document, and the more detailed your final report is, the longer it will take.

The cost of a home inspection varies depending on where you live. The national average for an inspection is $327 for a basic 2,000-square-foot home.

Choosing The Right Home Inspector

Choosing a home inspector can be daunting, but with the right guidance, it is not difficult. Home inspectors are not licensed in Pennsylvania, but they must be members of an association of home inspectors. It is important to research the home inspector’s credentials before hiring them. The best way to find a good home inspector is to ask around. You can also ask your realtor or insurance agent.

Choosing the right home inspector in Pennsylvania is not an easy task. There are many different agencies in Pennsylvania that offer home inspections, and they all have their own set of rules and regulations. 

It is also important to find out how much experience they have. You should also ask for referrals from people who have used their services in the past and read reviews online to see what others think about their work. Finally, you should always get a sample report from them before hiring them for your inspection so that you know what to expect when it comes time for the inspection itself.

 Who Needs a Home Inspection Anyway?

A home inspection is a vital part of the home buying process. It can help you avoid costly repairs and save you from making a disastrous investment. A home inspection is not just for new homes. Even if you’ve lived in your current home for years, it’s worth having one done before you put it on the market or make any major changes to it. It’s also important to have an inspection done before buying a new piece of property, even if it’s brand-new construction.

A home inspection is an important step in the process of buying your first home, and it is something that you should never skip. If you do, it could mean losing money in the long run, making a bad investment, or even having major faults appear later on that you were unaware of before. A home inspection can help safeguard your investment and give you peace of mind by assessing the property for any potential problems before they become issues down the road.


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If you are not completely satisfied at the end of the certified home inspection, not only will we refund the inspection fee, we will also pay for another certified inspector of your choice.


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