Anderson Construction & Home Inspection Of Idaho

What is covered in a home inspection?

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Well, this is a tricky question to answer. Since Idaho is one of many states without any regulations, there are no standards that an inspector has to adhere too. Even with standards, an inspector has certain discretions that may skew a report. I perform all my own inspection and I only book one inspection per day so that I'm not rushing off from your place. I offer three types of Reports with fees that correspond to the level of Work, a General Home Inspection, Construction Home Inspection, and Professional Home Inspection.   My goal is to provide you with a comprehensive inspection report that you can use to maintain your home and protect your investment. 

What are the benefits of a home inspection?

Buying a home is typically the largest purchase a person will make. A home inspection is a great tool to help you make an informed decision. A home inspection will help you learn about the condition of the home and the need for any possible major repairs. Generally, a standard home inspection performed by either ASHI Standards of Practice or by Inter-NACHI Standards of Practice will take approximately three hours. 

How do I prepare for the inspection? 

  • Have all utilities turned on (water, electric and gas). 
  • Have all gas appliances ready to run with pilot lights turned on.  
  • Clear and unlock access to attics, crawlspaces, electric panels, garage, and furnaces etc. Home inspectors do not unseal or unfasten access panels, this is the responsibility of the seller. 
  • Home Inspectors do not move furniture. Typically, three feet clearance around access panels or appliances will be needed. 
  •  Provide instructions if pets are allowed to be in or out of the house. 
                                                 SOME OF THESE ITEMS YOU NEED TO REQUEST FROM THE SELLER. 
Thermal imaging is one of the best ways to detect energy efficiency defects and water problems in the home. Water is the number one cause of damage to the home, as it can result in structural problems, mold, and costly repairs. Repairs for this type of damage can be expensive, so it's important to detect any potential problems as early as possible.