Busted! Don’t Believe These Home Inspection Myths!
When buying a home, getting it inspected by a licensed home inspector is imperative. A home inspector will thoroughly assess the ins and outs of your home and look for current and potential defects such as loose wiring, leakage, weak roofing, etc. They’ll provide you with a comprehensive report which will give you scope for improvement to enhance the functionality of your home.
However, there are quite a few myths and misconceptions associated with home inspection and the role of a home inspector, which discourages many people from getting this inspection carried out. To help you separate fact from fiction, D&D Healthy Homes LTD has debunked some of the most common myths about home inspection.
Myth 1: A new home doesn’t require a home inspection.
At D&D Healthy Homes Ltd., we have often been asked why a new home requires an inspection. Typically, the argument is “a new home has a warranty.” While this is true, the warranty doesn’t last forever. It is likely that as you live in the home for a while, you may discover a few cosmetic items that need to be fixed, or perhaps something isn’t functioning as it was intended. The things that you don’t see or know about can be the most expensive to repair or possibly put you and your family at risk. This is why D&D Healthy Homes Ltd. is committed to helping new homeowners identify as many potential defects or safety issues as possible. A while ago, we inspected a new home duplex, and we noticed that there was a cut out in the fire separation wall, which is a matter of grave concern in the case of a fire. As they got their home inspected in advance, the issue was observed, and the repair was immediately done.
Myth 2: Home inspection costs too much.
Another myth in this industry is that a home inspection costs too much. Did you know that the investment in a home inspection is typically only about 0.25% of the initial cost of your home? Typically, investing under $800.00 for a home inspection can potentially save you thousands of your hard-earned dollars in repairs or upgrades. At D&D Healthy Homes Ltd., we are paid to be unbiased and present the facts in a professional and detailed report about the property we inspect - and we do just that.
Myth 3: Basic inspection suffices.
We’ve seen many clients make the mistake of getting the basic inspection because of its price. Of course, we all try to get the best deal we can and save money where we can. It is sometimes difficult to see the big picture, and we tend to disregard areas of a home that we cannot see, such as getting an air quality test performed, or have a radon test done. At D&D Healthy Homes Ltd., we will bundle these very important extra services at a reduced rate in order to serve our clients and do the very best job possible.
To steer clear of these and other myths related to home inspection, reach out to the experts at D&D Healthy Homes LTD. As insured and licensed home inspectors in Beaumont, AB, we are known for our commitment to excellence and attention to detail. We care about our clients and their families and help them make informed decisions by offering value-based home inspection services. Along with a home inspection, we offer mold inspection, radon inspection, thermal imaging, and odor control solutions to clients across Beaumont, Edmonton, Sherwood Park, St. Albert, Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, Fort Saskatchewan, Gibbons, Legal, Red Water, Nisku, Leduc, Camrose, West Cove, and Wabamun, AB.