Getting An Inspection Years After You Bought Your Home: What To Know

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Home inspections are extremely important when it comes to buying or selling your home. It helps determine the overall condition of the house. If anything needs to be fixed as soon as possible if the new homeowners can work on it, and more. They’re pretty much a once and done thing, right? This is one of the biggest misconceptions about owning a home that people tend to overlook. Here’s why you should get your home inspected regularly even if you have no plans to sell it.

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Why are inspections so important?

Usually, with the exception of moving, the only time a homeowner utilizes a home inspection is when something is wrong. There’s a leak in the roof, there’s evidence of termites or rodents in the wall, there’s mold building up from plumbing issues, etc. By that point, the issue is severe enough to cost quite a bit of money to not only repair, but it could temporarily displace your family as it’s getting fixed.

How often should you get your home inspected?

An inspection is one of the first lines of defense for your home, especially for areas you can’t access easily such as crawl spaces or the roof. For the best results, it’s recommended to get your home inspected annually. If you have an older home, this inspection is essential. Newer homes might be able to skip a year or two, even newer homes can have issues. The best thing is that you might still be under warranty if something acts up with a new home.

What do inspectors look for?

When you have your home inspected there are several areas our team at Whole House Inspections will look for. They include:

  • Heating and cooling
  • Roofing
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Insulation
  • Basement
  • Attics
  • Crawl Spaces
  • And much more

Can’t remember when your home was last inspected? Contact us today!

John Watson

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