Whether it’s your first, third, or umpteenth, buying a home is an exciting event, even though heaps of stress often come along for the ride.
Are you about to embark on such an adventure? If so, we urge you to make a building inspection part of your budget. That way, you’ll have plenty of time to make the right decision before becoming too emotionally involved with your prospective new home.
Why You Need a Building Inspection
There are three good reasons to have your home professionally inspected before deciding to buy it:
- You can learn about potential problems, what they will cost to fix, and who bears that responsibility.
- You’ll give yourself the opportunity to negotiate a lower purchase price following a negative inspection report.
- You’ll also give yourself sufficient time to seek out professional advice on how best to handle any problems the inspection might reveal.
Ultimately, the purpose of a building inspection is to help you determine if “this” is the right house at the agreed upon price. process, you won’t really know until it’s too late to back out.
Other Factors to Consider
Certain items may not be included in a building inspection, but they’re no less important to your peace of mind. These include the following:
- Plumbing, drainage and gas-fitting
- Watering systems
- Electrical wiring and smoke detectors
- Alarm and intercom systems
- TV reception
- Air conditioning
- Swimming pools and pool equipment
- Appliances such as dishwashers, ovens, hot plates and range hoods
Kind of hurts your head just processing all this information, right? Well, the good news is that Plumbtastic is one resource you can turn to ensure that all plumbing systems and fixtures pass mustard. At your request, we’ll check your water heater, indoor and outdoor drains, and everything else you count on for comfort, convenience, and added home safety. Contact us today to learn more about our whole-house plumbing inspection or request service.