What are Residential Home Inspections?

If you're purchasing a home, you need a company that specializes in Residential Home Inspections. But what are Residential Home Inspections? And why are they so important?

Residential Home Inspections are an examination of the physical condition of a property. Our Residential Home Inspections are done by a professional, licensed, home inspector. We provide an on-site presentation of concerns, and include a written report detailing any problems or deficiencies found in the property. Knowing what goes on during the examination is essential for a home inspection.

We will check the roof, attic, walls, ceilings, floors, windows, doors, and all other visible components of the house. We also test operation of the HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems. Your home inspector will look for any signs of damage or defects and note them in their report.

If anything is found that needs attention, we'll advise you on what needs to be fixed. Knowing what to expect during your home inspection allows you to be prepared and ask questions about anything that's unclear.

Why are Residential Home Inspections necessary?

Residential Home Inspections are essential for several reasons. The first reason is that it can help you find any potential problems with the Home before you buy or sell it. Identifying these problems can save you a lot of money in the long run. Issues can be addressed or fixed before you sell or move in.

Secondly, a Home Inspection can help you make an informed decision about whether or not to buy a Home. If the house has major problems, you may want to reconsider buying it, or negotiate for repairs or a better price. Having this knowledge is vital for the decision-making process.

Thirdly, a Home Inspection can help protect you as a buyer if there are problems that the seller didn't disclose.

Finally, a Residential Home Inspection can help you understand how much money you'll need to budget for repairs and maintenance. If the Property has major problems, it may not be worth buying at all - no matter how good the deal seems.

Residential Home Inspections make sense whether you're a buyer or seller.

A Residential Home Inspection can help you negotiate a lower price if you're buying a home. If we find any major problems, the seller may be willing to reduce the home's price to cover the repair cost.

If you are selling a home, our Residential Home Inspection can help you get your asking price for the Home. You can negotiate a lower price if you know that major repairs need to be done. The Home Inspection can also reveal minor repairs that can be done in advance.

At DoubleTree Home Inspection Services, we have the experience you need. Keep these crucial points in mind.

  1. If you're interested in buying or selling a home in Phoenix, you need a professional home inspection. We offer home inspections that can help you identify potential property problems. Identifying problems can lead to negotiating a lower price or getting the repairs done before closing.
  2. Our home inspector will check all of the major systems in the house, from the roof to the foundation, and identify any potential problems.
  3. A home inspection can help you avoid costly surprises down the road and ensure you get a good deal on the property. It's important to note that not all inspectors are created equal. We are licensed and insured in Arizona and provide you with the highest quality of service.

What is inspected during the home inspection?

Some of the things we will look at include:

  • The interior of the home such as floors, ceilings, and walls:
    • Are there holes, cracks, or signs of water damage?
    • Is there any evidence of settlement?
    • Any peeling paint or other signs of poor insulation or excess humidity?
  • Windows:
    • Are the windows installed where necessary?
    • Are there any cracks or damage to the glass?
    • Do the windows function and lock properly?
  • Countertops and cabinets:
    • What is the condition of the countertops?
    • Any water or other damage to the cabinets?
    • Are the doors and drawers functional?
  • Doors:
    • Are the doors installed and operating properly?
    • Are the handles and locks functional?
    • What is the condition of any sliding doors? Are there mechanical issues?
  • Steps, stairs, and railings:
    • Are they adequately attached to the house?
    • Is the spacing adequate for safety?
    • Are there any trip hazards?
  • Exterior details:
    • What is the condition of the roof, gutters, eaves, and chimneys?
    • Is the grading and flatwork in acceptable condition?
    • Are decks and patio covers installed safely?
  • Structure:
    • Are there any cracks in the foundation?
    • Any signs of moisture in basement or crawlspace?
    • Has any work been done to modify the structure?

We also do a thorough inspection of the mechanical components.

Plumbing, electrical, and HVAC elements are all inspected.

  • Electrical:
    • What is the condition of the electrical panels or sub panels?
    • Are the electrical outlets and switches functional and properly wired?
    • Are there any safety concerns with the electrical system? Are GFCI outlets present?
  • Plumbing:
    • How is the water pressure at each shower head and faucet?
    • What condition is the water heater in?
    • Are any fixtures damaged or leaking?
  • HVAC units:
    • How old are the units and are they properly sized?
    • Is there heating and cooling available in every room?
    • Are the heating and cooling systems functioning properly?

We will go over the highlights of your inspection in person.

We take the time to highlight the most critical issues discovered during the inspection. We will explain what each issue means and what kind of repairs or replacements may be necessary. If there are any safety concerns, your home inspector will ensure that you are aware of them. The presentation is an excellent opportunity to ask questions about the home's condition.

Our report and presentation will give you a thorough understanding of the home's current condition. The report and presentation serve as a guide for you to make an informed decision about the property. Our detailed home inspection report and presentation will ensure you have the most knowledge possible about the property.

We include a comprehensive report that outlines any defects found on the property. In the report, we will highlight the most critical issues to ensure you understand the property's condition. We also explain the issues we find so you can understand them fully. We have years of experience in the home inspection industry and know what to look for when inspecting your home. Here's a great article from Nerd Wallet on What to Expect From a Home Inspection.

Ask us about our Residential Home Inspections today!