03 Jan South Carolina Home Inspections and What Really Matters
Buying a home?
The process can be stressful. You will be asked to absorb a lot of information over a short period of time. So, what should you do?
Warrior Inspections are professionals. As a member of InterNACHI, you can trust we are the most highly trained in the industry. Your inspection will entail a written report, including checklists and photos, and what the inspector tells you during the inspection. Most of your inspection will be related to maintenance recommendations and minor imperfections. These are good to know about.
However, the issues that really matter will fall into four categories:
- major defects, such as a structural failure;
- conditions that can lead to major defects, such as a roof leak;
- issues that may hinder your ability to finance, legally occupy, or insure the home if not rectified immediately; and
- safety hazards, such as an exposed, live buss bar at the electrical panel.
Anything in these categories should be addressed as soon as possible. Often, a serious problem can be corrected inexpensively to protect both life and property (especially in categories 2 and 4).
Most sellers are honest and are often surprised to learn of defects uncovered during an inspection. It’s important to realize that a seller is under no obligation to repair everything mentioned in your inspection report. No house is perfect. Keep things in perspective.
Remember homeownership is both a joyful experience and an important responsibility, so be sure to call on Warrior Inspections, your InterNACHI Certified Professional Inspector® to help you devise an annual maintenance plan that will keep your family safe and your home in top condition for years to come.