Frequently Asked Questions
Why do homebuyers need a home inspection?
Buying a home could be the largest single investment a homebuyer will ever make. To minimalize unpleasant surprises and unexpected difficulties, homebuyers should strive to learn as much as they can about the home before they purchase it.
What is a home inspection?
A home inspection is an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a house, from the roof to the foundation.
What does a home inspection identify?
A home inspection may identify the need for major repairs or builder oversights, as well as the need for maintenance to keep the home in good shape. Through the home inspection process, homebuyers will have a better understanding about their perspective home, which will allow them to make decisions with confidence. If a homeowner is planning to sell their home, a home inspection can give them the opportunity to make repairs that will put the house in better selling condition.
What does a home inspection include?
The standard home inspector's home report will cover the condition of the home's heating system, central air conditioning system (temperature permitting), interior plumbing system, electrical system, roof, attic, visible insulation, walls, ceilings, floors, windows, doors, foundation, basement, and structural components. It is important to note that there may be some exceptions: if certain areas are inaccessible (locked doors, tenant's belongings in the way), or unsafe conditions (severely steep roods, poor structural integrity). Thornhill Inspection Firm will explain the situation and note that they were unable to access that specific area or system.
How long does a home inspection take?
On average, a single-family home inspection usually takes 2-4 hours to complete, although this is heavily dependent on the size and condition of the home.
When will I receive my inspection findings?
After the inspection process, Thornhill Inspection Firm will send you the inspection report within 24 hours. This report will cover their findings, complete with pictures, analysis and recommendations.