People who give their best absolutely deserve the best. You have waited for quite some time to finally purchase your dream house. But before you start purchasing one, you need to be certain that there are no potential harm lurking benefit the walls of your house like harmful pests or inefficient heating and cooling conditions or plumbing problems. You do not want to turn your dream into a nightmare just because you skipped one important aspect in purchasing a house, finding and consulting the best home inspection service.
Expensive home inspection services which may charge you thousands of dollars may indeed guarantee you excellent services but it does not follow that cheap home inspection services will not provide you the same type of service. You simply need to invest a couple of time and a bit of research to identify services which provides excellent services without getting all of your money.
First things first, go to the website of American Society of Home Inspectors and list down the companies which offer such services where you stay. Check if they are also affiliated with either National Academy of Building Inspection Engineers (NABIE) or National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). If you found out that they are also in their list of members, then you have found the service company for your needs.
Secondly, make an appointment with them so you can discuss the cost of their services and how comprehensive the services will be. Their services should include the following: evaluation of the heating and cooling system, interior plumbing and electrical systems, roof, attic and its insulation, walls, ceiling, floors, windows, sliding, doors, foundation basement and other structural components. If they lack most of these components then better choose a different one.
Lastly, confirm if they will provide you a written report with a Licensed Professional Engineer stamp after the services. This is very much important because it will be your basis for pursuing the purchase of the house or not. A credible company gives written report to their clients as their final output otherwise better forget about about them and proceed to other home inspection services company.