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The American dream of buying or selling a home will probably be the biggest and best investment you

will ever make. The small price of a professional Home inspection can provide you help in making an

informed and wise decision on your purchase. A professional home inspection performed by a certified

and licensed Home Inspector can also be an extremely valuable tool for any property owner. Having a

home inspection performed every few years (especially on older homes) can save you a great deal of

money down the road as well as provide you with safety and peace of mind.

What is a Home Inspection?

A Home Inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of a residential dwelling, performed for a fee, which is designed to identify observed material defects within specific components of the dwelling. Components may include any combination of mechanical, structural, electrical, plumbing, or other essential systems or portions of the home, as identified and agreed to by the Client and Inspector, prior to the inspection process.

A Home Inspection is intended to assist in evaluation of the overall condition of the dwelling. The inspection is based on a visual observation of the visible and apparent condition of the structure and its components on the date of the inspection, and not the prediction of future conditions.

A Home Inspection will not reveal every concern that exists or ever could exist, but only those material defects observed on the date and time of the inspection.

A Home Inspection can include a survey and/or analysis of energy flows and usage in a residential property if the client requests it.

A Material Defect is a condition of a residential real property, or any portion of it, that would have a significant, adverse impact on the value of the real property, or that involves an unreasonable risk to people on the property. The fact that a structural element, system or subsystem is near, at or beyond the end of the normal useful life of such a structural element, system or subsystem is not by itself a material defect.

Home Inspections Are Not Warranties A warranty is a policy sold to the buyer that warrants that specific items in the home are in sound condition and will remain in sound condition for a specified period of time. Typically, the warranty company never inspects the home. The warranty company uses actuarial tables to determine the expected life of the warranted items and charges the customer a fee for the warranty that will hopefully cover any projected loss and make a profit for the warranty seller. It is essentially an insurance policy. The service that we have provided you is a visual inspection. We make no warranties whatsoever of this property. If you desire warranty coverage, please see your real estate agent for details about any warranty plan to which their firm may have access to providing you.

An Inspection Report shall describe and identify, in written format, the inspected systems, structures, and components of the dwelling, and shall identify material defects observed. Inspection reports may contain recommendations regarding conditions reported or recommendations for correction, monitoring or further evaluation by professionals, but this is not required.

In order to prepare
the report, an inspector must conduct a visual inspection of the house. The inspection process typically takes about 2-3 hours to complete. This of course may vary, according to the size and condition of the home. We strongly encourage you to accompany the inspector during the inspection. This will give you a chance to ask questions and become familiar with the various systems of the home.

We will inspect all the structural elements and systems of the home. Items that will typically be included in an inspection are:

1. Framing (structure)
2. Structural Systems
3. Foundation
4. Interior
5. Electrical system
6. Plumbing system
7. Heating and air conditioning systems
8. Exterior Systems
9. Bathrooms
10. Roof and attic

Additional items and systems unique to a particular home can also be inspected. When the inspection is complete, well tell you of any problems that were discovered and discuss them with you. We will also tell you about any routine maintenance that should be performed, as well as answer any questions you may have. You will also receive a full written report of the inspection.

Inspection reports will contain professional, unbiased recommendations regarding conditions reported or recommendations for correction, monitoring or further evaluation by professionals, Our reports are created using the latest home inspection software that includes pictures and comments specific to your home and property.

Our Goal is to discover and inform you of anything we find (whether good or bad) that might have an affect on your home. We do not have the same agenda as an agent that wants you to buy the property, we only want to inform you, our client the condition of the property with no bias other than to give you the real deal. The property "Is What It Is" and we want to help you understand everything about it. Well tell you about any problems we find, and make repair recommendations. We will also inform you of what maintenance tasks are required to keep the home and its systems in top condition.

Types of Inspections

Pre-purchase inspection
When buying a home of any age, size, or style, it is vital to be aware of its current condition. Our detailed inspection report will go over every aspect of the home’s current condition from foundation to roof inside and out.

Pre-listing inspection
Prior to listing a home for sale it is very important to be aware of any potential problems or maintenance issues that may be noted by the prospective buyer. With a professional home inspection from Maryland Home Inspection Services you can address and repair any potential problem before a buyer sees it and be well informed in the negotiation process.

Homeowner/Safety Inspection & Maintenance Checkups
Maryland Home Inspection Services provides inspections for homeowners who would like to gain a greater knowledge of their home’s current condition as well as any potential safety issues. Peace of mind in your own home is very important. Becoming aware of small problems before they grow into large ones can save thousands on repair costs over time. The best type of Home Inspection and preventative maintenance you can give to your home is a yearly Professional Homeowner/Safety Inspection & Maintenance Checkup . Don't wait until it's to late and too expensive. Give your home a safety and maintenance checkup today.

Vacant property walk-through
When a property sits vacant awaiting sale, a weekly or monthly walk through by a certified home inspector can provide piece of mind for both homeowners and agents. This is not a full inspection rather a brief visual check of the property to ensure that no problems have or will occur during it’s time of vacancy. Pricing is based on a weekly or monthly basis and will be prorated as such.

Mold Inspections
There are many different types of mold, and none of them will grow without water or moisture. Molds can produce allergens, irritants, and in some cases, potentially toxic substances. Molds are microscopic organisms found virtually everywhere, indoors and outdoors. Mold is formed by microscopic creatures belonging to the Fungi Kingdom. When tiny airborne spores of mold burst, and then land on a favorable surface, they proliferate into visible colonies, and find new favorable surfaces on which to further develop.

Wood Destroying Insect Inspections
Termites, carpenter ants, bees and other wood destroying insects can do massive damage to a home and greatly impact its value. In humid areas where termites are a problem, it’s not unusual to find many homes that have been virtually hollowed out, their wood siding turning to dust at a touch. Subterranean termites are the most prevalent type in this area and be assured they are the real deal. They can and will cause significant damage to your home if left alone. A through WDI (Wood Destroying Insect) inspection is one of the most important Inspections you can have performed on your new or existing home. Most home sales will also require a WDI certification be provided for the sale of a home.


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