Quality Home Inspection Services

Home inspection services always help us in choosing the perfect home where we plan to build our family’s future. But have we ever stopped for a moment and pondered if they did provide quality home services? If so, what characteristics must be found in a home inspection service to qualify as efficient?

Quality Home Services must have the appropriate tools and equipment. You can easily judge whether the service they provide is very good based on the material they use. At least they must have the following tools: electric testers, gas fuels and carbon monoxide detectors, inspection mirrors, flashlights, and humidity gauges. If you notice that they do not have this tool then you should think twice before signing any agreement with them.

Secondly, take time to look at their credentials. Quality home inspectors should have a Licensed Professional Engineer (LPE) who conducts the inspection. LPE often leaves a LPE seal on the report which they provide their clients as proof of its credibility. If the home inspection service which you hired does not care much to leave their name on the report then there is something fishy with their service. Only professional engineers who are confident with their findings can easily place their LPE seal on a report.

Thirdly, try asking for their affiliations. Professionals always have affiliations which protects the integrity of each registered member. Some of these professional affiliations are the following: National Academy of Building Inspection Engineers (NABIE) and National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). These two professional trade societies requires strict code of ethics which ensures that any accepted member is indeed qualified to perform quality home inspection services.

Finally, quality home inspection services always provide written reports to their clients. Most of the time, these reports consist of about 25-30 pages of detailed observations that they pay attention to when inspecting homes. These include roofs, floors, walls, ceilings, heating and cooling mechanisms, plumbing, leaks, and even the strength of the foundation. If your home inspection service gives you several pages of a checklist, then you have been robbed of valuable time and money.