Most people know that getting a home inspection is essential before buying or selling a home. However, our team here at A Better Inspection, LLC knows that there are numerous rumors and myths surrounding home inspection processes. We want our customers to fully understand what we do, so we’ve compiled a list of common myths about home inspections that we’d like to debunk.
Myth: A home inspection will reveal every possible problem with a home.
Fact: While home inspectors are highly trained professionals who will examine every accessible area of your home, some problems can only be revealed with time. Our methods are non-invasive, and we provide our customers with a snapshot of a home’s condition at the specific point in time the inspection was scheduled.
Myth: A new home doesn’t need to be inspected.
Fact: Even newly constructed homes can have problems, and our customers are often surprised at what we find during a new construction home inspection. Getting a home inspection for a new home can ensure your builders did a good job and save you from headaches later.
Myth: Home inspections are a pass/fail test.
Fact: A home inspection is a comprehensive analysis of a home’s condition, not a test you can pass or fail. They point out issues, both major and minor, and allow the homeowner or potential buyer to get a clear idea of any work that should be done.
Myth: Home inspections are too expensive for what they’re worth.
Fact: Think of your home inspection as a small investment into the more significant financial commitment of owning a house. Home inspections help you detect problems and often reveal small issues that you can easily fix before they become bigger, more expensive problems.