What Is An Existing Home Inspection?


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What Is A Home Inspection?
A home inspection is an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a home, from the roof to the foundation. Having a home inspected is like giving it a physical check-up. If problems or symptoms are found, the inspector may recommend further evaluation.  

What Is Included In A Home Inspection?
The home inspectors report will review the condition of the home's heating system, interior plumbing and electrical systems; the roof, attic, and visible insulation; walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors; the foundation, basement and visible structure.  All of Wisdom & Associates, Inc. inspections are to ASHI Standards of Practice, meaning their inspection reports have been through rigorous review to determine   that they meet the national standard for reporting their inspection findings. 

Limited Home Warranty With Every Inspection!
We are also now proud to offer a home warrant with every inspection! Beginning March 1, 2008 we are offering a limited warranty on all homes that we inspect for both buyer’s inspections and pre-listing/seller’s inspections!

90-Day Buyer’s Limited Warranty Program
Effective from the date of the home’s inspection for 90 days.  If closing should occur outside the covered 90-day period the warranty will extend to 21 days following closing. No deductibles on mechanical or structural coverage!

120-Day Seller’s Limited Warranty
Effective from the date of the home’s inspection for 120 days, or sale, whichever occurs first.  No deductibles on mechanical or structural coverage!

What is covered in the limited home warranty?
Mechanical & Structural Components Covered: (subject to certain exclusions & stated maximums)

  • Water Lines
  • Drain Lines
  • Water Heaters
  • Main Service Panel
  • Faucets
  • Cook Top & Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Wiring
  • Gas Lines
  • Range /Microwave
  • HVAC
  • Roof Covering
  • Structural Framing
  • Foundations
  • Wall Framing
  • Interior / Exterior Walls
  • Floor Joists
  • Garage Door

What Is ASHI?
ASHI is the oldest and most widely recognized professional association for independent home inspectors.  Members of ASHI have met the most rigorous technical and experience requirements in the industry by passing two written examination and preformed a minimum of 250 peer reviewed inspections. 

Can A House Fail Inspection?
No. A professional home inspection is an examination of the current condition of your home.  It is not an appraisal which assigns a market value, or a city inspection which verifies compliance with local codes and standards.  A home inspector will not pass or fail a house, they are only describing the physical condition of a property and indicates what may need repair or replacement. 

Do I Have To Attend?
It is always recommended that you accompany the inspector.  This allows you to observe the inspector, ask questions as you learn about the condition of the home, how its systems work, and how to maintain them.  After you have seen the property with the inspector, you will find the written report much easier to understand.

Questions After The Inspection 
The inspector you use should always be available after the inspection is over for questions pertaining to the house.  Use them as a resource about your house even after you have moved in

How To Reach Us 
Do you have additional questions, or are wondering about availability? You can reach us 8 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday at 907-283-0629.