Busted! Don’t Believe These Home Inspection Myths!
When purchasing a home, whether it’s old or new, getting it inspected by a licensed home inspector is imperative. A home inspector will thoroughly examine the interiors and exteriors of your home and look for existing and potential defects such as cracks in the walls, loose wiring, and leakages. They’ll provide you with a comprehensive report which will give you scope for improvement to improve the quality of your home.
However, there are quite a few misconceptions related to home inspection that many homebuyers fall for. This prompts them to pass on a home inspection and lose out on the benefits. To help you separate fact from fiction, VisionQuest Home Inspections, LLC has debunked some of the most common myths about home inspection.
Myth 1: One doesn’t need a professional home inspector.
In order to cut costs, some home buyers believe they can get a family member or friend to inspect their potential home, even if they are not certified. Building codes and techniques are changing continuously, and an amateur may not be aware of these industry changes. Most inspectors are a part of an organization that requires continuous education to keep them updated on changes, and they are trained to know what to look for.
Myth 2: There’s no need for a radon test.
Many homeowners believe that to have radon in their homes, their home has to be constructed on a basement. Radon is caused by natural decaying of uranium below the ground. These gases seep up through the ground through cracks in the earth and through the foundation of the home. Whether they have a basement or not, all homes have foundations. Studies show that there is no preference for crawl spaces, basements, or slabs, and radon will find its easiest path of resistance. Studies by the EPA indicate that one in fifteen homes have elevated levels of radon.
Myth 3: Paying for a home inspection is not worth it.
Some home buyers believe that the cost of an inspection is not worth it and make the mistake of bypassing a home inspection by a certified inspector. If a home buyer buys a home without a certified inspection, it could result in thousands of dollars of potential repairs, which would outweigh the cost of an inspection. If the home buyer had an inspection, they could use the deficiencies in the inspection report to negotiate the price of the home or have the homeowner make necessary repairs based on the findings before purchasing.
If you’re looking to steer clear of these myths, reach out to VisionQuest Home Inspections, LLC. As an experienced home inspector in Hiram, GA, we are known for offering exceptional and reliable home inspection services. We inspect each and every aspect of our client’s potential home, from plumbing to electrics to roofing and provide a comprehensive and unbiased report based on our findings. This allows our clients to make informed decisions regarding their purchase and gives them scope for improvement. We offer general home inspection, home health checkup and pre-listing, eleven-month warranty, condition check, and radon testing services.
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