What Type of Home Inspection Do I Need?

A home is one of the most significant assets in our lives. Home Inspection is conducted in every state in the USA before purchasing a property in order to avoid any potential costs and mishaps in future. Home inspections in Michigan has become quite popular in recent years.

 Home Inspection is a process of scrutinizing the vital parts of your home including interior, exterior, and many more by a certified professional called Home Inspector. Since the main purpose of a home inspection is to find out any major or minor defect in the property, the home inspector checks a number of areas and systems of property in this regard.

 Find below different types of home inspections:

1. Electrical system

A home inspector will check electrical wires and old electric box to ensure that no replacement is necessary for safety and precautions.  In case of any damaged parts, he or she will give you a piece of detailed information.

2. HVAC(Heating, ventilation and air conditioning) System

It is important to check the functions of heating and cooling systems of a home. A close examination of different parts associated with HVAC reveals whether any defects or damages are there in the system and also any repair is needed or not.

3. Plumbing and Water System

 Checking the plumbing system means a thorough inspection of water pipes, water supply and sewer lines for cracks or defects. The inspection will help you to know if the property requires replacing the plumbing components.

A home inspector will also check a private well to find out if the water is contaminated or not and if any steps for maintenance is needed or not.

4. Chimney

An old chimney might not be in a proper condition to discharge the smoke perfectly. The Inspection of chimneys will inform you whether it requires repair or replacement.

5. Foundation and Roof Inspections

Inspections of foundation and roofs will reveal the longevity of the house. An unusable condition of the property, several cracks, and a damaged roof can help the buyers take proper measures before finalizing the property.

6. Pool and Spa

A specialized home inspector may check several areas to ensure safety, lastingness, and hygiene. This is not a part of General Home Inspection.

7. Lead-Based Paint

Using lead-based paint is no longer legal in the USA. So in case of detection of any lead-based paint, a home inspector may ask you to hire a contractor to remove it.

8. Mold

The presence of mold in houses can cause some health hazards. A home inspector can detect its presence in any properties especially in damp climate areas.

9. Termite Insects/Pests

The presence of termites can damage wood and pests can trigger several health diseases. A home inspection gives you a clear picture of their presence and helps you to know how to control or remove them.

10. Gases or Chemical

A home inspector can detect the presence of radon gas or methane gas or formaldehyde in a particular residence.

11. Landscape and Soil

Soil examination of a property is conducted to find out if the soil is contaminated or not and to ensure no other danger is associated with the building in case of natural calamities. Landscape inspection informs us about the condition of the plants and trees around the property.

12. Disaster inspection

A disaster inspection reveals the condition of a building of a particular area the place is affected by natural disasters like hurricane, tornado or earthquake.


At the end of a home inspection, the home inspector gives a complete report of the findings. Thus a home inspection undoubtedly helps us to get complete peace of mind by ensuring that our future home is in good condition.

Sarah Williams

Sarah Williams is a successful business woman who has a great interest in diverse subjects. She has learned a lot at the hands of every experience – good or bad.

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