One House Has More Than 10,000 Parts
Just like the engine of an automobile, a house works as a system of interdependent parts. Every part has an impact on the operation of many others. A typical home has over 10,000 systems and components. And they’re all connected in some way. What happens when everything works together in the most desirable, optimal way? The homeowner is rewarded with a house that is durable, comfortable, healthy, and energy-efficient.
There are some misconceptions about what a home inspection is, what a home inspector does. This article is meant to help share some additional details so that people understand what is and what is not involved in a standard home inspection.
A home inspector's role is to provide the client with the current status of the observed systems and components at the time of the inspection. Not everything is inspected during a home inspection and not every defect (or house problem) will be discovered during an inspection. That's an impossible task for anyone, not just professional home inspectors. It's not possible to find every problem that exists or could exist by performing a home inspection, because many house systems and components are simply hidden, covered up, and not visible. Most homes do not have major defects, but some do. That's the main reason to get a home inspection.
A home inspection does not include predictions of future events, house warranties, or guarantees that nothing will ever go wrong. Future events (such as roof leaks, water intrusion, plumbing leaks, and heating failures) are not within the scope of a home inspection and are not the responsibility of the home inspector. Who’s responsible? The homeowner. The most important thing for a homeowner to understand is that things will break. As time goes on, parts of the house will wear out, break down, deteriorate, leak, or simply stop working. The home inspection and the provided report should provide you with the information you will need to properly understand your home and plan for the future.
The home inspector should be there to help you understand what was found and how to care for your home so that it is durable, comfortable, healthy, and energy-efficient. That is why I am providing this service to you. Call me at 704-389-0599 or click today for more information, I'm here to help!