Frequently Asked Questions About Home Inspections

This page provides answers to the most frequently asked questions about home inspections. Topics covered include home inspection costs, home inspection services, and more.

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What is a home inspection?

A home inspection is a examination of the readily accessible, visually observable, installed systems and components of a home. All physical structures and systems of the home are examined for evidence of issues from the foundation to the roof.


What does a home inspector do?

When a home inspector arrives at your home, you can expect him or her to investigate all accessible and visible areas of your home, including the roof, basements, attics, and crawl spaces. Home inspectors undergo training and hold specific certifications to perform such inspections. Also, you can expect an inspector to provide you with a written report of findings that will aid you in the decision to buy or make repairs to a home.

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What does a home inspection cover?

A home inspection will inspect the condition of the home’s HVAC system, interior plumbing and electrical systems, the roof, attic, and visible insulation, walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors, the foundation, basement and structural components. As a result, Liberty Inspections covers all of these during their inspections.

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What is the InterNACHI?

InterNACHI, the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, is the world’s largest inspection trade association. Based in the United States, InterNACHI is both non-profit and federally tax-exempt, and operates in 65 different countries and nine languages. InterNACHI is the inspection industry’s largest provider of education and training.

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Why do I need a home inspection?

People looking to buy or sell a home are the most common group to need a home inspection. For buyers, a home inspection is necessary to identify warning signs of major defects, safety concerns, and potential threats. A home inspection helps buyers feel confident in their decision and can eliminate buyer’s remorse. For sellers, a home inspection provides a competitive edge and can lead to a faster close.

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How much does a home inspection cost?

The cost of a home inspection varies by location and a number of factors influence rates. For example, the size, age, and features of the house can impact the cost of the inspection. When comparing costs between inspectors, consider the inspectors qualifications, experience, training, and professional affiliations. Cost should not prevent you from gaining the confidence and peace of mind a home inspection provides.

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