New Home Inspection If purchasing a new home - it should be inspected. You need to ensure that nothing is overlooked. Homes are being built at amazing rates and many items can be overlooked by a builder or even a contractor. At Knox Home Inspections you can expect a thorough inspection. For a list of items inspected please click here. Buyers (Existing Home Inspection) Buyers usually have 3-10 days to have a home inspection performed prior to the closing. A home inspection should be performed from top to bottom, from the roof all the way to the foundation as well as any other extra areas and systems the buyer may want to include (i.e. sprinkler systems and pools). At Knox Home Inspections we follow the standards of practice set forth by the Oklahoma Construction Industries Board and you can expect a thorough, detailed and impeccable home inspection. For a list of items inspected please click here.
Sellers (Pre-listing Inspection) Benefits of having a pre-listing inspection performed are numerous. It not only helps you price your home accordingly, but it ensures repairs can be made in advance so that it doesn't hinder the negotiation of the sale down the road. At Knox Home Inspections we provide professional supporting documentation so you can add to your disclosure statements during the sale of your home. For a list of items inspected please see WHAT IS INCLUDED IN A STANDARD HOME INSPECTION.
Four Point Inspection A Four Point Inspection focuses on the four main areas of interest in a home: 1. Electrical wiring and panels 2. HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) 3. Plumbing Connections and Fixtures 4. Roof
A Four-Point inspection is sometimes requested by insurance companies (mainly for older homes) before they provide coverage. Insurance companies want assurance that the home does not have any safety or other issues that could result in costly claims such as fire and water leaks. This inspection must be carried out before coverage can begin. If any issues are found, they have to be corrected and another inspection must be carried out.
Pre-Warranty Expiration Inspection A Builder's warranty normally will last 1 to 2 years. Having a pre-warranty expiration inspection performed before the warranty expires will reveal any defects before the cost of repair becomes your responsibility. If defects are found prior to the warranty expiring, the Builder may be responsible.
It is recommended that this inspection be done around the 11th month after buying your home before the Builder's warranty expires.
Home Maintenance Inspection The most important thing to understand as a new homeowner is that your house requires care and regular maintenance. As time goes on, parts of your house will wear out, break down, deteriorate, leak, or simply stop working. Even the most vigilant homeowner can, from time to time, miss small problems or forget about performing some routine home repairs and seasonal maintenance.
I can help you with maintaining your home. Consider hiring me to come back in about a year to perform a Home Maintenance Inspection. I'll evaluate all major systems of the home, including plumbing, heating, electrical, HVAC, and structural. I will help you keep your home in good condition and prevent it from suffering serious, long-term and expensive damage from minor issues that should be addressed now.
Repair Verification Inspection (Re-Inspection) A follow-up inspection is highly recommended. This ensures that items requiring action that have been identified, reported and agreed upon by the seller and buyer have been fixed or taken care of appropriately.
Too many times a home inspection is performed, items identified and reported but either items are not fixed at all or properly corrected.
This inspection typically is scheduled for one hour and has a nominal fee.
Please let me know if you would like more information or would like to schedule a Re-Inspection.