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Are you looking to purchase a home, but weary of the problems that the seller is hiding beneath the surface? Do you need someone that can help you point out potential red flags on a property?

If so, then you need to schedule an inspection from a trusted home inspector. The home inspection process will take a glance at many aspects of your home to help you make an informed buying decision.

That said, you may want to schedule different types of home inspections to take a more in-depth look at key issues. See below for a guide that outlines the different types.

Traditional Home Inspection

Let’s start with the basics. Before you close on any home, you should be scheduling a home inspection with an ASHI home inspector. 

They can help you understand the property inside and outside, as well as any pressing issues that need to be repaired. 

Just to clarify, a home inspector is a certified professional that comes to take a look at many different aspects of your future home. They aren’t a specialist in any one area, but they can provide amazing insight into different areas of the home’s condition, such as:

  • Plumbing
  • Walls
  • Insulation
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Floors
  • Ceilings
  • Siding
  • Porches
  • Appliances
  • HVAC & more

Generally, we recommend that at least one person from both parties (buyer and seller) are present while we perform the inspection. Once we’re finished, we’ll send over an in-depth analysis of what we’ve found.

At Class Home Inspection, we take tremendous pride in educating our clients about the properties they’re looking into. Each of our reports includes in-depth photos and descriptions of the issues we’ve found.

No home is perfect. But with our help, you can be enlightened about the potential issues in the home before you close on it.

Benefits of Traditional Home Inspection

Hiring a home inspector in Ohio is non-negotiable. A home inspection company can help you gain more knowledge on the condition of the house you’re wanting to buy.

See below for several important benefits you’ll receive by scheduling a visit from Class Home Inspection.

Peace of Mind

We get it. As exciting as it is to purchase your new home, it can also be incredibly stressful, as would any long-term investment.

The self-doubt starts to creep in. What if the home has issues that the seller is hiding? What if it isn’t worth the investment? What if I’m experiencing a huge setback right out the gate? 

Scheduling a home inspection can give you clarity. After our inspection, we will give you an in-depth report telling you all of the potential issues or things that need to be addressed.

If there are issues, you can use them to negotiate with the seller. If there aren’t, then you’ll have much more peace of mind.

Leverage for Negotiations

In the current market, sellers have more power than ever before. The demand is high, and the inventory is low. Houses are flying off the shelves at an alarming rate.

For that reason, it can be hard for buyers to gain an edge. You need hard facts to leverage any sort of negotiations with the seller.

A home inspector can give you that chance. Our report will help you understand the faults of the home and use it as fuel for negotiations. 

Pays for Themselves 

The only reason that a buyer would try to avoid the home inspection is that they think they’re saving money. 

The reality of it is that they’re losing money by not hiring an inspector. As we just pointed out, a home inspection gives buyers the most leverage possible.

The money that you can save on your negotiations will undoubtedly pay for the home inspection, and then some!

The Different Types of Home Inspections

Depending on the condition of the house, your home inspector might recommend hiring a more specialized inspection for things like mold or radon. Here are a few of the different types of home inspections.

  • Mold Inspections– Mold isn’t apparent to the eyes and nose until it’s too late. Mold inspectors look into the walls and insulation to check for mold, as well as test the air quality inside and outside the property.
  • Radon Testing– Radon is a silent killer. It’s an odorless and colorless gas that can seep up into your home through the cracks. be sure to hire a professional radon testing service. Don’t DIY.
  • Foundation Inspections– Look into the current and future condition of your home’s foundation. Considers factors such as drainage, tree roots, and cracks to estimate the movement of your foundation.
  • WDO Inspection– Stands for Wood-destroying organisms. This can be things such as termites, carpenter ants, or dry rot. They look for things such as signs of an infestation or fungi growth or any cracks that could lead to an issue. A detailed report is provided with their findings.

Be sure to start with a certified home inspection. We will take a thorough look at every aspect of your house and give you a detailed report on what we find. If other inspections are necessary, we can point you in the right direction!

Different Types of Home Inspections: Call Class Today

Now that you have seen an explanation of the different types of home inspections, be sure to use this information to your advantage.

If you need further proof, be sure to read this article for the 7 reasons why hiring a home inspector is worth it.

For more inquiries on our services, please be sure to reach out either by phone at 440-812-3051 or by email at [email protected].