Home Inspections in Andover MA – Call (978) 766-0366
We’re an inspection firm serving Andover Massachusetts and surrounding area with inspections that offer you, the home buyer, a peace of mind. It is important to avoid purchasing a real estate investment that has major issues that could have been detected beforehand. Our services are often commonly referred to as real estate inspections.
Detecting problems before purchasing gives you two major benefits:
- Arguably the best benefit is avoiding the purchase of a problem-ridden house
- Second, you can potentially use this as leverage if you’re still negotiating
What does a Home Inspector do?
At Indian Rock Inspections, we are professionally trained to visually examine the major structural and mechanical systems of a home and to report the findings. Home Inspectors are “Generalists”. At times, the inspector will call for further evaluation by a licensed qualified professional (electrician, plumber or carpenter). A quality real estate inspection will save you a headache and money.
What is included in a house or real estate inspection?
A home inspection (also known as real estate inspection) is a visual examination of the structure and systems of a home. Major systems include; Roof, Plumbing, Electric, HVAC and Foundation as well as; attic and visible insulation; walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors; basement, exterior siding, site drainage and structural components.
Why should I have my new home inspected?
If you’re looking to purchase a home in Andover, it is likely the largest investment you will ever make. You need to know as much as you can about the house before you purchase it. Our service may identify the need for major repairs or contractor oversights. After the inspection, you will know more about the house, which will allow you to make decisions with confidence.
Why should I have the home I’m selling checked out?
A home inspection can give you the opportunity to make repairs and put the house in better selling condition. Buyers will often over-estimate the cost of repairs. For Example; if you have a water stain on your bedroom ceiling, the buyer automatically assumes that the house needs a new roof ($5,000), when in fact; all it needs is a $17 flashing kit and an hour of a roofer’s time. Try to avoid having the buyer make these assumptions.
What will it cost?
The fee varies depending on a number of factors such as the size of the home, the age of the home and optional services such as radon testing.
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Use the inspector’s qualifications, including experience, training and professional affiliations as a guide. Do not let cost be a factor in deciding whether or not to have an inspection or in the selection of your inspector. The sense of security and knowledge gained from an inspection is well worth the cost. The lowest-priced service is not necessarily a bargain.