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Author: Ed Albrecht Created: 9/18/2008 10:38 AM
To educate the public about the importance of a Home Inspection

 

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Often I receive a request by an agent or a buyer to do an inspection on a property that does not have all the utiities on. This is a critical mistake. The water must be on to thoroughly check the plumbing as in toilets, sinks, showers washers, all appliances to see if there are running leaks and that all systems are functioning properly. The power has to be on to check the HVAC, electrical panel and outlets, range, etc. The gas must be on to check...

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The number 1 reason you should have a home inspection in today's marketplace is to be aware of any and all items needing attention and to call attention to items or systems not functioning correctly. An example: A room temperature does not feel cool enough. The reason may be the vents need to be adjusted, freon is low in the system or the a/c unit has reached its life expectancy. This can only be pointed out by an inspector, who, in turn, will refer...

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1). Not Booking One.     Whether it is because of time, laziness or an agent asking you to sign off on not having an inspection, not booking one is your first mistake. Even if you are a contractor, plumber, or electrician. You are quite knowledgeable about your profession,  however, that does not make you an expert when it comes to something outside your area of  expertise. An inspector will note items in dificency you may not even...

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