Delaware Residential

Residential Home Inspection

House Inspector, Licensed And Certified In Delaware

Are you ready for a residential house inspection? Then, we have a licensed, certified home inspector ready to exceed your expectations. Let's face it. Most home sellers want a successful sale, and likewise, no buyer ever wants buyer's remorse. Our team will figuratively turn over every stone for both the buyer and seller to achieve success for both parties. Home purchases are probably a family's biggest investment, so your property inspector must provide an accurate, detailed inspection report. You can count on Delmarva Building Inspections for your residential home inspection.

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What To Look For In A Residential Property Inspection Company

Qualifications and experience are number one when hiring a home inspection company. Ensure that your chosen company has the necessary licenses, certifications, qualifications, and experience to conduct the inspection properly. In addition, look for a company that employs licensed and certified inspectors with relevant experience in the field. For example, Delmarva Building Inspection has over fifteen licenses and certifications. In addition to being licensed building contractors in Maryland and Delaware, all our home and property inspectors are licensed.

Check A Company's Reputation 

Reputation and references are critical when hiring any company, especially in the trades. First, check the company's reputation by reading reviews and testimonials from past clients. Then, ask for references from the company and follow up with them to better understand their experience with the company. Next, make sure the company offers a comprehensive range of inspection services covering all the major systems and components of the home, including the electrical, plumbing, heating, and cooling systems, roof, foundation, and structure.

Does The House Inspection Compay Use The Latest Technology?

Look for a company that uses the latest technology and tools to carry out inspections. This includes tools such as thermal imaging cameras, moisture meters, and radon detectors. Check the company's inspection report format and content to ensure it is detailed and understandable. The report should include descriptions of any defects or issues found and recommended actions to address them.

Licenses & Certifications

Can They Schedule An Inspection Quickly?

Check the company's availability and scheduling options to ensure they can accommodate your needs and schedule the inspection conveniently.

Ensure that the company is fully insured and offers guarantees for their work. This will give you peace of mind knowing that you are protected in case anything goes wrong during or after the inspection.

There Is Much More Than Meets The Eye in Home Inspections

Pre-Inspection Before The Sale Of A Home: 

We can point out several reasons for a residential house inspection. Still, a real estate transaction is the most common reason to evaluate the condition of a home before the transaction. The buyer usually hires an inspector to assess the property's condition before finalizing the purchase.

Building Code Issues:

A residential home inspector could be called upon to check for code violations in a home or building. They will check for issues such as proper egress windows, handrails on stairs, proper appliance venting, and other safety-related issues.

Maintenance Issues:

Some homeowners may also request an inspection to identify any maintenance or repair issues that must get addressed. This can help them prioritize and plan for necessary repairs and improvements.

Safety Concerns:

 Your property inspection can also include any safety concerns in the home. For example, it may include issues with electrical wiring, gas leaks, mold, asbestos, or structural problems.

Energy Efficiency: 

Home Inspectors can also evaluate a home's energy efficiency, including insulation, ventilation, and HVAC systems. This will help homeowners identify ways to improve energy efficiency and reduce utility costs.

Insurance Requirements: 

Some insurance companies require a home inspection before they will issue a policy. The home inspector will help them identify potential risks and determine the appropriate coverage and premiums.

Legal Compliance: 

Residential home inspections may also be required to ensure compliance with local building codes and regulations. This can be important for homeowners renovating or making significant changes to their property.

Safety Concerns Are A Top Priority In A Residential House Inspection 

Electrical Issues: 

A home inspector will check the electrical system to ensure it is safe and up to code. They will look for potential hazards, such as overloaded circuits, outdated wiring, or improperly installed electrical panels.

Plumbing Problems: 

The property inspector will check the plumbing system for leaks, clogs, or other issues that could lead to water damage or mold growth. They will also check for proper ventilation and drainage in bathrooms and kitchens.

Structural Damage:

They will check for any structural damage that could pose a safety hazard, such as cracks in the foundation, walls, or ceilings.

Heating and Cooling Systems: 

The inspection will include the HVAC system to ensure it works properly and safely. They will also check for potential carbon monoxide leaks from furnaces or other heating sources.

Fire Hazards: 

The inspector will check for potential fire hazards, such as outdated electrical systems, improper storage of flammable materials, or faulty smoke detectors.

Exterior Hazards: 

The inspector will also check the home's exterior for potential safety hazards, such as loose or damaged roof shingles, unstable decks or balconies, or tripping hazards in the driveway or walkways.

Overall, a residential house inspection can provide valuable insights into potential safety concerns in a home and help homeowners take steps to address these issues before they become more serious.

Your Property Inspector Will Check For Code Violations

A residential home inspection can reveal several legal compliance issues in a home, including building code violations. First, they will check to see if the home complies with local building codes. Additionally, they check for issues such as proper egress windows, handrails on stairs, proper venting for appliances, and other safety-related issues. 

Zoning Violations:

Zoning Violations are included in the residential house inspection. They will also check to see if the home complies with local zoning regulations. This could include things like the size and location of the home, how close it is to property lines, and whether or not it's in a possible flood zone.

Building Permits:

The inspection will look for evidence that the homeowner obtained all necessary permits for any renovations or additions to the home. This could include things like a building permit for a new addition or a permit for a new electrical or plumbing system.

Environmental Regulations: 

The property inspector will check to see if the home complies with environmental regulations. This could include things like proper disposal of hazardous materials, proper disposal of wastewater, or compliance with asbestos or lead paint regulations.

Accessibility Regulations: 

The inspector will check to see if the home complies with accessibility regulations, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This could include the width of doorways, the height of light switches, and the installation of ramps or handrails.

Overall, a residential home inspection can provide valuable insights into potential legal compliance issues in a home and help homeowners take steps to address these issues before they become more serious.

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