Why are home and commercial inspections so important and how do I choose a good inspector?

You have to take many factors into consideration when buying a home or commercial property: location, size, features, price, and condition.

One of the most important factors to consider is who you hire as an inspector.

First things first: What is a home or real estate inspection?

Put simply, a real estate inspection informs you about the condition of the house or commercial property you’re planning to buy. After all, you want to know about any possible issues before they become major expenses down the road. Also, by knowing about any issues before you buy, you can negotiate with the seller to either pay for the expenses or lower their asking price.

What goes into an inspection? Every state has different regulations about what must be included in a standard home or commercial inspection. For example, home inspectors in Oklahoma must inspect the roof, but sprinkler systems are not included in a standard home inspection. It’s important to familiarize yourself with any state standards so you can make informed decisions. You can find the regulations for home inspections in Oklahoma in chapter 70, title 158.

Next, what should you look for when choosing an inspector?

You need to know the inspector’s quality standards, capabilities, experience, and service offerings.

At Assured Home Inspectors, we far exceed the minimum state standards using state-of-the-art technology, including: thermal imagers, moisture meters, carbon monoxide detectors, electrical testers, and drones. These tools give us more insight into your property’s condition, so that you and the seller can address any issues.

But when it comes to inspections, it’s not just our equipment that makes the biggest difference; it’s our people. With more than 8,000 inspections under our belt, we can draw from each other’s different backgrounds. Our inspectors also exceed the minimum state-training requirements, and are each members of InterNachi and the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, giving us access to training, resources, and a reliable network of other inspectors.

We can also help you choose what type of inspection services are right for you, and even provide many ancillary services inhouse. All of our inspectors are trained in termite inspections, water-quality testing, mold testing, radon gas testing, and duct and drain camera inspections, among others.

We take pride in our work and back it up with a 100% guarantee. If for any reason you’re not satisfied with our inspections, let us know within seven days and we’ll refund your inspection cost and pay any company of your choice to inspect the property, up to the cost of our inspection.

Have a question? Let us help. If you would like more information or would like to schedule a home inspection, please contact us.