Mirowski Inspectors Know Houses
A professional home inspection is an examination of the current condition of a house by a home inspector who has the training and certification to perform such inspections. It is not an inspection to verify compliance with appropriate code nor is it a home appraisal that determines the value of a property. A home inspection is a non-intrusive visual inspection of the interior and exterior of your home. At Mirowski Inspections—an inspection includes a visual, thermal Imaging, and operational examination of more than 400 items both in and outside the home — everything from the foundation to the roof. Our quality inspectors are trained to meet and exceed the highest standards in the home inspection industry.
An inspector will check the roof, basement, heating system, water heater, air-conditioning system, structure, plumbing, electrical, and many other aspects of buildings
looking for improper building practices, those items that require extensive repairs, items that are general maintenance issues, as well as some fire and safety issues. However, it should also be noted that a home inspection is not technically exhaustive and does not imply that every defect will be discovered. A general list of exclusions include but are not limited to: code or zoning violations, permit research, property measurements or surveys, boundaries, easements or right of way, conditions of title, proximity to environmental hazards, noise interference, soil or geological conditions, well water systems or water quality, underground sewer lines and/or waste disposal systems, buried piping, cisterns, underground water tanks and sprinkler systems to name a few. Depending on the size of the home, the inspection will take approximately three to four hours to complete.
At Mirowski Inspections, our inspectors know houses. We are trained to objectively communicate to you, what the house has to say, and demonstrate technical proficiency and report-writing skills. Our inspectors are committed to continuing education in order provide the best inspection in our marketplace. Our goal at the end of each inspection is for you to feel comfortable with the condition of the home that you are buying.
What To NOT Expect From A Home Inspection?
There are a few limitations to the inspection process. A home inspection is not protection against future failures. Stuff happens! Components like air conditioners and heat systems can and will break down. A home inspection attempts to reveal the condition of the component at the time the component was inspected. For protection from future failures, you may want to consider a home warranty. A home inspection is not an appraisal that determines the value of a home. Nor will a home inspector tell you if you should buy this home or what to pay for this home. A home inspection is not a code inspection, which verifies local building code compliance. A home inspector will not pass or fail a house. Homes built before code revisions are not obligated to comply with the code for homes built today. Home inspectors will report findings when it comes to safety concerns that may be in the current code such as ungrounded outlets above sinks. A home inspector thinks “Safety” not “Code” when performing a home inspection.
Without X-ray vision and a crystal ball, even with thermal imaging and other robust technologies; we cannot see through walls or predict the future. But, you will have our promise that we will do our best to give you our true, unbiased opinion of the condition of your home, from roof to basement, windows to walls, plaster to plumbing and much more. We have your best interests at heart.
Why Do You Need A Home Inspection?
For most people, buying and selling a home is the largest investment you will ever make. A proper home inspection will provide you with the security and peace of mind that you are making an informed decision. Emotion often affects the buyer and makes it hard to imagine any problems with their new home. A buyer needs a home inspection to find out all the problems possible with the home before moving in. Don’t let your brother or uncle or a friend do it. You are not saving any money by letting a friend look. Even if he is a contractor, it does not mean that he is a good inspector. You need a qualified, unbiased inspection, so when the inspector does find problems, they won’t be easily minimized by the other parties because your uncle or friend did the inspection.
Inspections for Buyers, Sellers, New Construction, and Investors
A professional home inspection gives buyers and/or sellers valuable information about a prospective purchase/sale and helps provide peace of mind. If you are selling your home, we can help you prevent unexpected surprises prior to closing with a pre-sale inspection. When you are buying a home, the best time to find out if there are any major problems is prior to closing. This also applies to new construction. A home builder is much more responsive to your concerns before closing than when you are in your warranty period.
A Buyers inspection helps determine the current condition of the home you are buying and if anything needs to be repaired or replaced. If you’re using a real estate agent, they may arrange the inspection for you. Most home inspections are performed when a home changes ownership and are most often paid for by the buyer of that home. You are welcome to accompany your inspector as he walks around and through the home.
A pre-listing inspection gives you an invaluable tool that you can use to promote your home to prospective buyers.The detailed Inspection report can be displayed with the sales literature, showing all the positive features in your house as well as the areas identified by the inspector that need attention. You will be viewed as a proactive home seller by your potential buyers when you include this report with a list of your completed repairs giving your buyers a feeling of confidence and security.
Building a new home is a tremendously complex endeavor. It involves many people, usually split up into sub-contractor groups, each working on different parts and systems of the house. Even for the best builders, it’s nearly impossible to complete this process without missing something. Mirowski Inspections inspects all major components of the property and advises you about future maintenance about your home once the purchase is complete.