Three Tips From a Home Inspector

Whether buying or selling, going through the processes of a home inspection is a vital step!

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Here at Mountaineer Inspection, we know how important it is to find a home inspector that you are comfortable with. Our inspector, John, has compiled his top tips to help you with your home inspection journey!

Get The Inspector You Want

“Make sure you negotiate a contingency period to get the home inspector you want, not just the first one available,” says Mountaineers’ inspector John. He also suggests shopping around for inspectors before putting in a contract on a home. The contingency period on some home purchase agreements can be short. Some inspectors schedule far in advance, so it’s important to make sure the one you choose is available! You may need to negotiate a longer contingency period.


Attend The Home Inspection

It is important to attend the inspection so you can make sure everything goes as planned. Even if it is only toward the end to review the inspection, being there can make a world of difference! The home inspector will review all the items that are of concern to you and help you prioritize the ones that are most important to the purchase of the home. If you don’t attend the inspection and later receive a 30-to-50-page inspection report, you may be overwhelmed and not know what the important ones are you need to concentrate on. Attending the inspection also gives you the opportunity to learn more details about the home you are purchasing.


Read The Report In Its Entirety

Reading the report carefully, and in full, ensures that you don’t gloss over any glaring issues, such as damage or other potentially hazardous things! Most inspection reports will be 30 or more pages. Typically, there is a summary of the inspection report at the beginning or at the end. It is also imperative to read the report to ensure additional information or details that are important to the negotiations have not been added.


Here at Mountaineer Inspection Services, we offer top-quality home inspections. For years, we have proudly provided the Bridgeport, WV area with all their comprehensive home inspection and inspection-related needs. From radon testing to mold testing, and even energy audits, we have you covered! Our reviews speak to not only our professionalism, but our exceptional service. For more tips, like what to look for when choosing a home inspector, or how to prepare your home for inspection, check out our blog!


To get started with your home inspection, call us at 304-709-3200.