Who are home inspections for?
Home inspections are for anyone who has a home, it can be a great way to find out how your current home is doing and if there are any major concerns to address just as much for the potential buyer further investigating their perspective purchase. Sellers may choose to get an Inspection as a preview to items that may potentially impact a future sale. Ask us about our PreListing Home Inspections!
I'm purchasing a new build do I really need a home inspection?
Absolutely! Just because the home was just built does not always guarantee the home is 100% perfect. Its not uncommon for newly built homes to have underlying issues or incomplete projects left for the new homeowners to discover only after the big move.
I'm renting my home, can a home inspection help me?
Yes! While a home inspection is informational it also has it's limits. Oakland County Home Inspections is a private home inspection company and has no jurisdiction over landlords, or municipalities. We provide written inspection reports and test results requested. It is up to the home owner to qualifying jurisdiction to insure that the home meets the standards for Certificate of Occupancy.
What is a home inspection?
A home inspection is a non-invasive, examination of a home in which inspectors check things such as electrical, plumbing, HVAC, foundation, roof stability, and a long list of many other items to make possible home buyers aware of any thing that may not be up to code or in need of repair.
When can I expect to receive my inspection report?
We like to go over the inspection report with you right then, giving you the opportunity to ask questions and make sure you understand everything throughout what may be your new home. After we make sure to give the report a second look over to make sure it's clear and complete, you will receive the report via email Within 24 hours!
How can I help with the inspection?
Before the inspection it's helpful to know things such as the year the home was built, and make sure all the utilities are turned on. It's important to remember that for us to give you a complete quality inspection of your home you allow us the necessary space and time to do our work and save the questions until the end to avoid missing key items, during this time you can plan how you'd like your furniture, paint colors, or do a walk through of your own to come up with any questions or concerns you have for our inspector.
How long does the home inspection process take?
Inspections may typically take between 2 and 4 hours depending on the size of the home, apartment, or condominium. It also depends upon the different services and testing requested for the home. It is best not to rush the gathering of information making your decision to purchase or make improvements on your home.
What is included with my home inspection?
Buyers receive a "buyer binder" this includes a Home Maintenance Manual, information about the home warranties included with your inspection and an Annual Maintenance Checklist. We believe in buyer education and while it can't all be reviewed during the walkthrough we hope to share some of the knowledge needed as a new home owner through our binder while offering resources if you need them.
Who is InterNachi?
The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors – InterNACHI®– is the largest and most trusted home inspector association in the world. Its members undergo rigorous training to become Certified Professional Inspectors (CPIs)®. We also follow a Standards of Practice and adhere to a Code of Ethics.
Oakland County Home Inspections is a private owned and run company and is not contracted or associated by any municipality.
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Testing Available for: Radon in Air, Radon in Water, Moisture, Mold in Air, Surface Mold, Lead Paint, Lead in Water
*Prices will vary based on size of the home and services provided. Payment can be made by cash or check. Additional charges apply to all credit card transactions*
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What can you expect out a home inspection with OCHI?
At the beginning of every inspection you can anticipate receiving a binder filled with information beneficial to a home owner such as a standard home maintenance schedule, log lists for tracking maintenance and contractors who have worked on the home, new home installation & maintenance procedures and more! After the inspection you can expect to receive an email with your written home inspection report. We use a simple, yet detailed, program to make sure we cover everything from the exterior, to the attic and crawlspace while inspecting your home. Our program is readily available, so we can enter all the information on the spot, ensuring accuracy and efficiency.
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