IL Home Inspection Is A Must





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Published on Mar 28, 2009

If youve ever purchased a used car that gave you nothing but trouble, you probably looked back with regret for not taking it for an inspection before you bought it. You ignored the wise counsel to seek out an objective third partys expert examination, and it cost you in the long run.

You definitely dont want to make that same mistake when youre in the market for a house. You may love the place, but this is one time you dont want your emotions to get in the way. Youre making a much larger investment with even greater consequences than buying a used car, and you cant afford to make a mistake. In fact, it might be one of the largest investments of your life, and you want to be sure youre thinking ahead to the future because this is the place youll be calling home.

Thats where a home inspection comes in. A home inspection is simply an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a house, from the roof down to the foundation. A home inspector will typically give you a report that will cover the condition of the homes heating system, central air conditioning system, interior plumbing and electrical systems. Hell check out the roof, attic and visible insulation, as well as walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors, including the foundation, basement and structural components.

This isnt one of those tasks you should try to do yourself. Even the most experienced homeowner lacks the knowledge and expertise of a professional home inspector. You need to hire a professional home inspector because he or she is familiar with the elements of home construction, maintenance and home safety. You need someone who knows how a homes systems and components are supposed to function together, and even why they might fail. Lets face it. You wont be as objective about the house as an inspector. For such a significant event as buying a house, you need someone whose judgement will be fair and accurate.

One thing is for certain. You dont want any unpleasant surprises when contemplating the home youre hoping will soon be yours. A home inspection will help you learn about the home, whether its an existing structure or one thats newly constructed. A home inspection can help identify any need for major repairs or can spot builder oversights. Youll also discover what maintenance the house needs to keep it in good shape. After the inspection, youll know more about the house and can make decisions about it with confidence.

Youll be glad to know that a house does not pass or fail a home inspection. A professional inspection is simply an examination of the current condition of a house. It is also not an appraisal that determines the buildings market value. Nor is it a municipal inspection used to verify local code compliance. A home inspector will describe the houses physical condition and indicate what components and systems may need major repair or replacement.

Choose a home inspection company as carefully as youve selected the home youre buying. Author Gary Monfeli provides professional home inspection in Chicago. Click now to view frequently asked questions about Illinois home inspection. http://HomeInspectionMan.com


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