3 tips for choosing the best home inspector

A home inspection is one of the most important aspects of the purchasing process. The quality of the final inspection is important, but the inspector you choose has a big impact on the process. Your home inspector should be certified, understanding and easy to get a hold of if questions arise. 

If you're looking for an experienced, friendly home inspector, ask him or her the following three questions:

  • How much practical experience do you have, as compared to any training you have received? 
  • What is your exact background in the home inspection industry? 
  • What will be inspected during my personal home walkthrough?

Homebuyers should also keep the following three tips in mind for a better, more informed experience.

First, as the homebuyer, you should be welcomed to participate in the home inspection process. This is a great time to learn about the home and discuss any possible repairs. Second, determine how long you will have to wait for the results of the inspection. As the home buying process can be filled with stiff competition and timetables, it is best to receive the results as soon as possible. Finally, be sure that the results will be explained to you in full detail. Having the results and understanding them are two completely different things, especially for first-time buyers. 

Alban Home Inspection Service adheres to the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). We're committed to providing the best evaluation and explanation of your potential new home. Our inspections cover many areas of the home, such as the ventilation, electrical system, plumbing and foundation.

Learn more on our website or schedule an inspection today.