What to Look for in a Home Inspection Company

home inspector waving in front of house

Imagine this: you find the perfect home in a beautiful suburb after months of searching. Stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, French doors, and the perfect bedroom-to-bathroom ratio. The hunt is finally over.

Well, not quite. When you buy a home, you get every problem that comes with it – be it wiring, plumbing, or structural – and it’s not always above the surface. No matter the age of your home or how stunning it appears — Get. A. Home. Inspection.

 

What is a home inspection?

According to ASHI, a home inspection is “an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a house, from the roof to the foundation”. It covers every major home system: plumbing, electrical, and heating. We all know the saying “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” The same goes for homes – don’t judge a home by its façade. Even if the home looks like it’s in great condition, there could still be problems lurking under the surface.

 

What does the inspector look for?

Homebuyers are often in the dark when it comes to problems in a home that aren’t easily identifiable. You can’t see if a furnace is leaking carbon monoxide or if your home has high radon levels. That’s where the inspector comes in.

The home inspector examines all the home’s major systems to ensure everything is safe and functioning properly. They start at the roof and work their way down to the foundation to make sure everything is in good condition and in no need of repairs. Radon testing and water safety may also be included in a home inspection.

 

What to look for in a home inspection company

It can be difficult to find a reputable home inspection company if you don’t know what to look for.

When searching for a home inspection company, it’s important to find one that fits your needs, carries a solid reputation, and provides exceptional service. The best inspectors have experience, proper certifications, and a comprehensive understanding of building codes and regulations in your area. Inspectors who are members of professional organizations like ASHI and InterNACHI show an added commitment to learning and training in their trade.

Always accompany your inspector during your home’s inspection. This offers you a great opportunity to get all of your questions answered and gain hands-on insight that you wouldn’t get from reading a report.

Questions to ask when choosing a home inspector

 

Where to look for a home inspector

Finding a qualified home inspector should be easy and straightforward, and that’s exactly what you get with BPG Inspectors.

All of BPG’s home inspectors meet or exceed state licensing requirements and industry standards. They undergo thorough background checks and meet ongoing training and performance standards. Our inspectors are ASHI-certified and continuously set the bar for the home inspection industry.

Our inspections don’t just end at the driveway – we understand that attention to every detail is critical for great home inspections. That’s why our inspectors provide thorough home inspections every single time. Every BPG client receives personalized support and direct access to their inspections and engineer professionals – all at no charge. And if our inspectors don’t meet your expectations, we’ll refund your money.

Real value. Great service.

It’s that simple.

Find your local BPG Inspector.