Your Home Inspection
Whether you are buying, selling or maintaining your home, HouseCo Home Inspection Services of the Louisville area provides professional and quality service from the moment you call us. Our licensed home inspectors will walk through your home with you and teach you as much as you want to learn. We strictly follow the Standards of Practice for home inspectors established by InterNACHI, the leading home inspection association.
After we walk through the home together, we will personally explain the general condition of the home and systems with you and your agent. We will talk through any major issues that need to be addressed sooner rather than later. We will also mention the items that you will want to keep an eye on for deferred maintenance. All of this will be detailed in our easy-to-read Spectora report, that will be delivered in HTML and/or PDF format. From that report, you’ll be able to see the items we discussed, with images for reference.
HouseCo Home Inspection Services Thoroughly Inspects and Reports on the Following
Foundations, grading and drainage, basements, walkways, and floor, wall and ceiling structures.
Roof coverings, drainage systems, flashings and skylights, chimneys and other roof penetrations.
Service entrance and panels, branch circuits, connected devices and fixtures, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and making sure your outlets are GFCI-protected.
Fixtures and faucets, water supply systems, drain, waste and vent systems, water heater, vents, flues and chimneys, and any sump pumps or fuel storage and distribution systems.
Heating and cooling equipment, ducts, vents and flues.
Dishwasher, garbage disposal, range hood, range or oven, cooktop, microwave, trash compactor, bathroom exhaust fans, garage door operator, and other built-in appliances.
Home Inspection F.A.Q.
A home inspection is a visual examination of the home’s major structure, systems and components that are visible and safely accessible as defined by InterNACHI Standards of Practice. The inspector should provide you with a written report, which may include photos and/or recommendations of his or her findings of the inspection. Read InterNACHI’s Standards of Practice to find out what is typically included and excluded in a home inspection.
A home inspection will typically include an examination of the foundation and basement, roof, attic, heating and cooling systems, electrical and plumbing systems, as well as the general condition of the structure itself. An inspector will look for poor construction practices and make note of any repairs that might be required or any general maintenance issues. More important, they will also make note of any fire and safety issues that need to be addressed.
Buying a home is typically the biggest investment you will ever make. A home inspection is important because the inspector should be able to discover and document defects that may or may not be obvious to you as a prospective buyer. Such defects can range from simple replacements or repairs, to severe damage or safety and health concerns. Additionally, most mortgage companies require a home inspection on a property before approving the home loan. Read InterNACHI’s Top 10 Reasons to Get a Home Inspection.
Typical inspections last between 2.5 – 4 hours depending on the age, condition, and size of the home. Larger homes, older homes, or homes with multiple issues always take longer than smaller, newer, well maintained properties.
Although it is not required for the client to be present for the inspection, it is highly recommended. This is a great chance to learn more about the home and ask questions about the condition of the home and how to maintain it. Because home inspections can take 2.5 – 4 hours and we know your time is valuable, some of our customers arrive halfway through the inspection. We will still walk through the details of the inspection once it is complete.
Rates will typically not vary more than $100 between different companies and are based on the square footage and age of the property. Click here to get a quote.
We “walk” every roof that we safely can and would estimate we are able to walk on 70-80% of roofs we come across. For the roofs that are not safely accessible due to excessive pitch, weather conditions, height, or the roof conditions themselves, we utilize an aerial drone and provide pictures in the report.
Because you need to have a special license to do these inspections, we work with great 3rd party companies who give special pricing to my clients. Just confirm you need a termite inspection, and we will coordinate the scheduling and get the reports to you.
We have the same SupraKey (blue box) access that Realtors have.
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