A Home Inspection is a visible, non-invasive inspection of a home. What this means is that we go through the house, inspecting the various components of a house without damaging any finishes or moving large furniture or wall coverings. We search for dangerous situations, structural concerns and anything that may affect the value of the house. Home inspections are performed according the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors Standards of Practice.
At Fortified we use modern home inspection software to report on the observations and details that are revealed during the inspection. This ensures that the information is presented in an easy to understand manner, using terms that are understandable to the average homeowner. Our report also includes suggestions on items that are not concerns at the time of the inspection but may become an issue over time.
We encourage our clients to be at the inspection and follow us through the home so that you are there to ask any questions that arise. This is the best chance you have to gain a greater understanding as to how your house functions. We encourage questions and are eager to share our knowledge with you. This knowledge is invaluable when it comes to making a decision on buying a house.
During a home inspection, and in the report, we will give general home maintenance suggestions that can help to prolong the life of your home. This information is very valuable, especially to the first time home buyer, as they may not be aware of the little things that can be done that significantly affect the longevity of the home.