A home inspection is a thorough, in-depth visual examination of the structure and operating components of a home. See our comprehensive list of home inspections.
If you are planning to buy a house, you should know that no house is perfect, even a brand-new one. This doesn't mean that you won't find the house of your dreams. It does mean that when you find a house that's just what you want, you should go one step further and find out its problems or potential problems, if any, and get your home inspected by a certified home inspector. Problems can be the result of deficiencies in construction, deterioration due to aging, or safety and fire hazards. Very often the problems are quite minor and can be corrected at little or no cost. However, sometimes there are major problems that are quite costly to correct.
Usually when people decide to buy a home, the decision is based on a superficial inspection of the house. They tend to make an emotional decision which might be correct; however, it should be based on an understanding of the true condition of the house and not on its cosmetic condition.
A trained inspector will point out areas of concern during the inspection, as well as educate you, the buyer, as to proper care and maintenance procedures. This information will assist you in making an unemotional, intelligent, and informed purchase decision.
A professional home inspection will also provide you with a feeling of security and peace of mind regarding one of the largest investments of a lifetime. Montana's Home Inspection Services, Inc. highly recommends that buyers are present for a walk-through. If it is not possible to attend the inspection, we will set up a time to do a walk-through of the home at a later date. If this is not convenient, we will follow up the report with a telephone call to review our findings with you.
Save time, money and reduce your liability by having a pre-sale home inspection. The inspection will alert you to any possible problems and allow you time to have them repaired before putting the home on the market. This can speed up the process of the sale of the home by showing the prospective buyer that the home is in good condition and ready for sale.
Radon is a radioactive gas that has been found in homes all over the United States. It comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water and gets into the air you breathe. Radon typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Testing and Mitigation is crucial to your home and family health.