Countywide Property Inspection Services
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Countywide Property Inspection Services for Charlotte County

WHAT IS A HOME INSPECTION?

Whether it be a previously owned home, a brand new home or one under construction, an inspection provides insight to the condition of the home. If you are putting your home on the market, pre-listing inspection helps hasten the sale and can generate a higher price.

A home inspection is a thorough visual examination of the home and property:
The process usually takes two to three hours or more depending on the size and condition of the property. During this time, the house is examined from the ground up. The inspection includes observation, and when appropriate, operation of the plumbing, heating, air conditioning, electrical, and appliance systems, as well as structural components: roof, foundation, basement, exterior and interior walls, chimney, doors, windows, and the grounds immediately surrounding the structure. Upon request other components of the property, as listed in our Services, may be inspected.

A home inspection report is not a warranty:
Because a home inspection is a visual examination of the home and operating systems, it is not technically exhaustive. There is no assurance, expressed or implied, that equipment will not break down at some future date. However, such protection is available when a home inspection is complemented by a home warranty. When the services are used in conjunction with one another, a home warranty covers the items that were serviceable at the time of the inspection and subsequently fail due to normal wear and tear.

A home inspection does not detect every conceivable flaw:
It is an inspection of those areas and items that can be seen. Home inspectors cannot see through foundation, floors or walls, and cannot inspect areas or items that are inaccessible.