Compass Home Inspections, LLC

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Joe Beaudet, Compass Home Inspections,septic, water,Cecil County

Joe Beaudet/Owner

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Maryland Home Inspections

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Serving Cecil County, Kent County, Queen Anne's, Talbot and Caroline

What is a home inspection?

My home inspection service is a visual inspection of the structural elements and systems which are accessible. These typically include: Foundation, Roofing, Exterior, Walls, Siding, Porches and Decks, Attic, Electrical Systems, Plumbing Systems, Interior Doors and Windows, Heating and Air Conditioning Systems, Ventilation, and Fireplaces. I encourage you to accompany me through the inspection. This way you can ask questions and gain a better understanding of the systems in the home.  InterNachi publishes a Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics that outlines what you should expect to be covered in your home inspection report. (link below)

Why should you consider a home inspection?

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Why do I need a home inspection?

Buying a home could be the largest single investment you will ever make. To minimize surprises and unexpected difficulties, you’ll want to learn as much as you can about the home before you buy it. A home inspection may identify the need for major repairs or just things to monitor, as well as the need for maintenance to keep it in good shape. After the inspection, you will know more about the house, which will allow you to make the decision if this is the right home for you and your family.

If you already are a homeowner, a home inspection can identify problems in the making and suggest preventive measures that might help you avoid costly future repairs.

If you are planning to sell your home, a home inspection can give you the opportunity to make repairs that will put the house in better selling condition.

When do I call a home inspector?

Typically, a home inspector is contacted immediately after the contract or purchase agreement has been signed. Before you sign, be sure there is an inspection clause in the sales contract, making your final purchase obligation contingent on the findings of a professional home inspection. This clause should specify the terms and conditions to which both the buyer and seller are obligated.

 Do I have to be there? What if the report reveals problems?

Do I have to be there?

While it’s not required that you be present for the inspection, it is highly recommended. You will be able to observe the inspector and ask questions as you learn about the condition of the home and how to maintain it.

What if the report reveals problems?

No house is perfect. If the inspector identifies problems, it doesn’t mean you should or shouldn’t buy the house, only that you will know in advance what to expect. If your budget is tight, or if you don’t want to become involved in future repair work, this information will be important to you. If major problems are found, a seller may agree to make repairs.

If the house looks to be in good condition, did I really need an inspection?

Lets make sure you home is a safe place to live!

Definitely. Now you can complete your home purchase with confidence. You’ll have learned many things about your new home from the inspector’s written report, and will have that information for future reference.

Please click the below links to access InterNachi's Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.

www.nachi.org/sop.htm           https://www.nachi.org/code_of_ethics.htm​