Unfortunately, many people are questioning the integrity of the inspection industry. Who can blame them, really? As evidenced by recent blog posts, there are countless news stories about unsuspecting homebuyers being “tricked” by shady inspectors into buying homes that don’t pass inspection. It seems like public opinion of the inspection industry may be at an all-time low. With that said, how should inspectors maintain integrity? They should collaborate with the property owner or prospective property owner.
If you are thinking about hiring a home inspector, there are a few things you have to keep in mind. Buying a home is one of the most important decisions you will ever make, so you want to take the time to find a home inspector who will get the job done right. A reliable home inspector will inspect every aspect of a property and will do everything possible to ensure you make a smart purchase.
There are several questions you should ask a home inspector before hiring them for a job. One of the most important things to find out about is their experience and previous qualifications. Depending on what state you live in, home inspectors may be required to have a license before they can begin working. However, some inspectors only go through a few days of training before they start their first job. If you find an inspector with years of experience and a long list of satisfied clients, you can feel confident knowing they have the knowledge and dedication to provide you with an accurate inspection.
You will also want to find out what type of inspections they perform. Make sure they tell you what areas of the home they inspect before you hire them. That way you can be sure they fully complete the job when you receive a report at the end of the inspection. You will want to find an inspector who thoroughly checks every aspect of the property, both in and around the house.
The next time you need a home inspector who meets these qualifications and more, contact the team of professionals at Center Grove Inspections!
If we inspectors stay true to our mission and not lead anyone astray, it is still possible to salvage the industry’s reputation!
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