Having the right home inspector can make all the difference when buying a home or a commercial building. They are so many elements to any property structure. If you overlook any of them it can come back to haunt you.

A home inspector’s job is to make a thorough evaluation of the home, assess all areas and report to the potential buyer. In the evaluation of the home there is no stone unturned. From the top of the roof to the bottom of the foundation The House Detective is here to assist you in the process every step of the way. Some of the things a good home inspector looks for are structural flaws, leaks, indoor air and water quality, appliances, lead paint and termites. Whether you are buying or selling your home it is imperative to contact a home inspector. Here are 3 tips in hiring the right home inspector.

3 Tips In Hiring The Right Home Inspector

1- Credentials. Before hiring them ask if they are fully licensed and insured. This seems pretty basic but some inspectors will work without a license or a lapsed insurance policy.

2- Website. Search online for the company you are looking to hire and make sure they have a valid website. Go through the website and look for vital information such as:

  • Years in business
  • Credentials
  • Licensed information
  • Years of experience
  • Awards
  • Reviews / Testimonials
  • Bio

3- Reviews. Do another search online looking for reviews about the company. Be sure to look in the search engines as well as the website. Any home inspector can hire a web design company to post fake reviews. Looking on the search engines will usually show real reviews. See if the reviews mention your home inspector by name. This will help you gauge the type of work the home inspection company has been doing.

We hope you enjoyed reading 3 tips in hiring the right home inspector. For questions or a free estimate please contact us anytime.