How To Choose The Right Home Inspector

If you are looking to hire a home inspector for yourself or a client, this is a great read on what to look for to find someone who will get the job done right.

Suzy Goldstein and Charlene Wexler

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What Kind of Knowledge Does the Home Inspector Have?

Look for inspectors who have taken inspection courses such as defect recognition, building sciences and home construction. Good home inspectors will have a general understanding of all the various systems and components in a home. Many have practical experience or a background in engineering, construction or related building trades. Professional home inspectors may also have to know and follow a code of ethics and standards of practice.

What Experience Does the Home Inspector Have?

The skills of a home inspector can be expected to improve with the number of years in business and the number of home inspections done. Experienced home inspectors will be better prepared to assess the condition of the house. Look for home inspectors who are familiar with the type of home you are thinking of buying. Different types of housing can have different types of problems. For…

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