Busted! Don’t Believe These Myths About Home Inspections!
Getting your home inspected by a professional is an integral step of the homebuying journey. Home inspectors will inspect the interiors and exteriors of your home and point out to the current and potential issues like loose wires, cracked walls, plumbing leaks, etc., and this will determine whether you should purchase the property or negotiate for a better rate. However, many buyers tend to skimp on the inspection because they believe the myths that float around the process of home inspection. To help you avoid falling for misconceptions, Inspections By Gibson has debunked a few of the most widely believed myths about home inspections.
Myth 1: Home inspectors are licensed.
Many people believe home inspectors are licensed. The Ontario Government has no licensing for private home inspectors. Anyone can be a home inspector, and all you have to do is print business cards. However, associations like ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) CAHPI (Canadian Association of Home & Property Inspectors), and OAHI (Ontario Association of Home Inspectors) require their members to obtain education from different sources, write exams, perform the minimum number of inspections to achieve the association’s designation.
Myth 2: All inspectors are the same.
All inspectors are not created equal. Many do not belong to any association and are not obligated to follow any standards of practice or code of ethics. Ensure that you conduct thorough background checks before enlisting the services of a home inspector.
Myth 3: Price matters the most.
Many clients are concerned about the price. The inspectors with the least amount of experience and knowledge typically charge less than the qualified inspectors. Most of them do not have insurance. The first questions you ask your home inspector should be about their qualifications, how long they’ve been in the business, and what associations they belong to.
To get your home assessed by a leading home inspector, reach out to me at Inspections By Gibson. With over thirty years of experience, I have honed my home inspecting skills and am committed to giving my clients inspections of the utmost quality. I ensure that my clients understand every piece of information about all aspects of the property they are purchasing.