What to Expect During a Home Inspection

When buying or selling a home, getting your home inspected is a good idea, and sometimes a requirement. For a buyer, a home inspection can potentially save you a ton on repairs. For the seller, a home inspection can give a potential buyer piece of mind, ensuring a sale. Home inspectors typically look for the same things, though keep in mind that as with any industry, some are more thorough than others.


Depending on the size of your house, a home inspection can take 2-4 hours. You will need to attend the inspection so plan ahead.


A good home inspector will thoroughly examine your house from top to bottom, inside and outside. An inspector will check your roof, electrical system, appliances, basement, attic, garage, plumbing, siding, windows, doors, vegetation and more.



A home inspector will take note of the age of the structure, any damage and any potential damage.



A good home inspector will not only note damages, but will suggest efficient solutions to help you get your house market ready.



You can expect a detailed report within 1-4 days of the inspection.


About the Author

Shanika Chapman has been writing business-related articles since 2009. She holds a Bachelor of Science in social science from the University of Maryland University College. Chapman also served for four years in the Air Force and has run a successful business since 2008.