Moving into a new house is a significant event in anyone’s life. Since it is such a big deal, the property should be inspected really well, and this process should be taken very seriously.
Often, some defects cannot be assessed quickly, and therefore only professional inspectors can help you find those flaws. So, how can we ensure the safety of a new home design? Of course, it should be handed over to professional and reliable house inspector experts or agents.
If there are any defects in the new house, it is best to repair them as soon as possible! This way, you can ensure a comforting experience in your dream home and avoid future maintenance costs.
House Inspection Is Important
A comprehensive inspection of the home should be carried out before it is purchased. The house inspection takes about two to three hours. The buyer can follow the inspector during the house inspection to get more familiar with the house. Of course, they can also let the inspector check on his own and finally issue a report.
It is recommended that the buyer should themselves participate in the inspection process and should question the inspector on the spot if any doubts or discrepancies are found. The inspector will give you a summary after inspecting the house. Look at the problematic areas, and then assist you when making a decision.
The Inspection Process Must Cover The Following The Areas:
- House Structure (Structural Elements)- Including the building walls, ceilings, floors, roofs, and foundations, as well as termite inspection. Checking whether the ceiling is intact, whether there are water leaks around, whether there are cracks, if the fans and electric lights can be turned on and used without any issues.
- External Evaluation- Including the outer wall, green lawn, surface height, drainage, driveways, walls, roof, sidewalk, decoration, doors, windows, lights, and exterior outlet.
- Roof And Attic- Including the roof structure, ventilation, roof structure type and drainage ditch. However, the condition and certification of the roof are not guaranteed.
- Water (Plumbing Works)- Including drinking water identification, drainage, wastewater, and exhaust piping material. Functionality of the toilet, bathroom, sink and faucet.
- Systems And Components- Including the water heaters, stoves, air conditioners, pipes, chimneys, fireplaces, and sprinklers.
- Circuit (Electrical Pathways)- Including the main control panel, circuit breakers, wire type, ground line, exhaust fans, ceiling fans, and lighting.
- Appliances- Including dishwasher, range, oven, built-in microwave oven, garbage disposal, smoke detector, and washing machines, all should be within the guarantee period.
- Garage- Including the foundations, walls, ceilings, vents, inlets, firewalls, garage door openers, circuits, and sockets, such as windows.
- Door, Window, And Floor- Whether the door of each room is in good condition and whether it can be opened smoothly. Checking whether the window’s opening and closing properly, whether the screen window is also equipped, if the floor is in good condition, whether there is water leakage, whether there are cracks.
The following things should be used as guidance when starting the search for your dream home:
- Price Range
- Number Of Bedrooms
- Number Of Bathrooms
- Home design plans and Layout
- Property Status
- Property Area
- Land/Garden Area
- Main Features: Garden, Land, Garage, Cellar, Swimming, Pool, And Terrace.