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The purpose of the Inspection is to determine the overall condition of the property under inspection and provide a detailed walk-through and written report to ensure the buyer or seller is fully informed of the inspector’s findings. It is our job to help you understand if a house was built within code restrictions and whether potential problems could turn into huge expenses down the road. Below are questions commonly asked about the inspection process.

What is a home inspection?
A home inspection is a visual examination of the structure and functional tests of the systems of a property, from the foundation to its roof, aiming to know its overall condition. The results can be used to finalize contract negotiations on a purchase or determine what repairs will be completed before selling a property..

What does it include?
As a standard, the report will include the condition of a house’s HVAC system, interior plumbing and electrical systems, the attic, roof, and visible insulations, walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors, as well as the foundation, basement, and structural components.

Why Do I Need a Home Inspection?
If you’re planning to buy a house, a home inspection can help you avoid expensive and unexpected repairs which you may not have seen otherwise. If you’re planning to sell your property, having your house inspected, and repaired (based on the inspection results) can help it achieve a better selling condition and higher selling price. Also, if you have a house but don’t want to sell it, an inspection can help you avoid sudden expenses and/or accidents which may occur in the future.

Do I Have To Be There?
Being present throughout the inspection is not necessary however meeting with the Inspector for a walk-through to learn about the property is essential in understanding the findings and operation of the systems in the Home. The B-I-G show from The Building Inspectors of Georgia is like a new home walk-through to make sure the Client is fully informed.

What Happens After an Inspection?
Once the Inspection Process and Walk-through are complete a detailed report will be generated within 24 hours of the completion of the inspection, depending on the property. There will be a complete report for the Client and a Summary Report for Agent’s to use to prepare the Inspection Amendment to the contract in the next step to the closing table. Sellers can use the Report and Summary to show prospective buyers that the property was pre-inspected and what repairs were completed and those that will not which could help eliminate another inspection.

Do you have insurance coverage?
Yes, the Building Inspectors of Georgia carries full liability insurance, to cover accidents that might occur during an inspection. (View Coverage Policy)

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