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The Home Inspection Process: How to avoid major pitfalls

The Home Inspection Process

How to avoid major pitfalls

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Some Home Inspectors have a tendency to get in a hurry or maybe they have been doing it for so long they have developed bad habits. The most important thing for a home inspection professional to develop, is a flow. From the time the inspector shows up to the home to be inspected to the time the inspector leaves, everything the inspector does should have purpose. Here at Seven Stars Home Advisors we start on the outside, moving around the house in whichever direction allows us to walk freely. As we do this we are taking notes and pictures, starting the ever important inspection process. This begins the flow, now there are a multitude of things that can disrupt that flow the customer being the main source. As home inspection professionals we tend to get caught in our work, inspect, detect, inspect. Seven Stars Home Advisors has made it a mainstay that we don’t do this. We want the homeowner involved, asking questions, looking around themselves. This is the best way as a homeowner that you can avoid some of the major pitfalls of the home inspection process. Being involved, asking questions and demanding a certain level of communication from your home inspector.

Homeowners talk all the time about how “the inspector should have caught this” in a lot of cases that is probably true, however one thing that a lot of people don’t quite understand is that a house is a living, breathing entity. It is constantly under attack from the elements, gravity, it occupants. Conditions can change and change rapidly. A good home inspector knows how a house is put together, they know how the systems of a house work in unison to create a fully functioning home for their occupants. Home buyers should lean on them and ask any questions they may have regarding maintenance. Maintenance (click here for more information on home maintenance) is how a furnace can outlive it’s useful life by years. It’s just like your car…regular oil changes, regular tune ups that car will go 300,000 miles.  Ask your inspector any questions on maintenance that you may find as being relevant.

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