A new home is one of the top five investments you’ll make in your lifetime. That’s why a thorough, professional home inspection is a critical step in the home-buying process. Choose a licensed home inspector to delve deep into the structure and systems of your soon-to-be new home.

What Does a Home Inspection Cover?

A home inspector will examine the interior and exterior of the home you hope to purchase, checking for sound structure and function. According to the American Society of Home Inspectors, a comprehensive home inspection should include these components:

  • HVAC systems.
  • Plumbing.
  • Electrical elements.
  • Roof, attic and insulation.
  • Walls, ceilings and floors.
  • Windows and doors.
  • Basement or crawl space.
  • Foundation.
  • A general interior and exterior assessment.

Home inspectors won’t “pass” or “fail” the home. They will simply provide you with a report that outlines current problems, as well as potential future problems, so that you can make an informed decision about your investment.

What Isn’t Covered During a Home Inspection?

While a home inspection is a rather thorough assessment, it might not cover everything that matters to you. A basic home inspection usually doesn’t assess interior wall spaces, chimneys, well pumps, septic tanks or detached structures on the property.

Some inspectors offer these elements for an additional fee. Before you hire an inspector, make sure that they have the tools and expertise to perform the services you want.

Contact Forest Hills Realty Today!

At Forest Hills Realty, we take your investment seriously. We maintain a list of local, licensed home inspectors, and we are happy to share this list with our valued clients. Contact us today to learn more about Forest Hills home inspectors and pave the way to home ownership!

Call us at (718) 997-6000 or email us today for any questions!