Homes don’t “pass" or "fail” a home inspection
Every home may have significant good qualities, along with potential problems. I identify and explain these issues in the written report, and comment further on how to resolve them. Depending on the situation, I may provide references for additional information. A problem with a home is not necessarily a reason to walk from a deal or re-negotiate, but when you sit down to discuss any issues with your realtor that decision process is made much easier with your inspection report in front of you. As part of our Code of Ethics, inspectors are discouraged from recommending any contractors to perform repairs that we find during the course of our inspection, but your family, friends and realtor can usually provide you with a solid list of names if the need arises.
All homes have potential problems; many of which can be avoided through preventive maintenance. I try to help you define the maintenance required to catch little problems before they are big situations. For example, exterior grading improvements can often prevent significant basement problems. Use me to help with your maintenance concerns and to identify maintenance needs.
As a home inspector, I do not provide an appraisal or a municipal code inspection. The report will identify items that will be in need of repair immediately or in the near future.