Risks Buyers Bear Without Home Inspection

Home Inspector with Safety First Home Inspections

There are a lot of factors to consider when buying a home; you have to consider the location of the home, the size of your family or the number of people to reside in the house, personal taste, and of course, perhaps the most important of all the considerations,  the safety and welfare of you the buyer and your family. While the other factors are determinable thru the mere exercise of discretion, the last one must simply not be compromised. And how do you make sure that safety and welfare are indeed prioritized? Having a home inspection may just be the answer.

Indeed there are a lot of safety considerations that have to be made when purchasing a home, considerations where the home inspection comes in handy. Being the structure upon which you shall later on rely on for shelter and security, it is only right that you expect your house to be free from defects and for it be of a quality that would make it livable and able to withstand all natural occurrences such as hurricanes and earthquakes. It must be kept in mind that while being protected from all the risks posed by the outside environment, you and your loved ones also have to be protected from those risks which may come from the dwelling itself.

Professionals in the home inspection business have received the proper training, state certification and have the proper insurance to enable them to identify observable material defects within the different components of a person's dwelling. While this process is non-invasive and requires a mere visual examination, it can only be done once a person has had years of experience inspecting homes and learning how to detect these problems. Material defects are those conditions of any residential real property which have an adverse effect on it, oftentimes posing a danger to the safety of its inhabitants and being actually less in value than the amount for which you purchased the house.

There are a lot of risks that a person may not be able to detect, and in a lot of unfortunate cases without a home inspection, these risks merely become apparent once the home has already been purchased.  For instance, there may be problems with the ventilation system of the house. Would you personally know how to inspect this component of the house? Also, the electrical system of the house may have some issues with complex matters such as the rating of the service amperage or panel boards and over current devices. If you do not know what these are, chances are you won't know how to inspect them or detect if there's a problem.  Considering that these are essential parts of the electrical system of the house, which later on may be a source of fire or electrical dangers, having them inspected is a must.

A person must never compromise safety when choosing a home. After all, that structure where you seek protection and refuge from the dangers posed by the outside world is the last thing you expect to endanger your life and that of your loved ones. What's spending a little more for professional home inspection to get rid of those insecurities about your potential home? In the end, you and your loved ones' welfare make it all worth it.


Comments (3)

Carlos Morales
Re/Max Homes and Estates - Irvine, CA

That's a lot of information !

Good job!


Aug 25, 2009 07:46 AM
Carl Winters
Canyon Lake, TX

Ricky you certainly did take the time and effort to explain about the inspection process. This information is very important and I hope you have many folks that will stop by and take the time to read and absorb this great information. Thank You Carl

Aug 25, 2009 02:27 PM
Ian Niquette
Square One Home Inspection - Markesan, WI

Good stuff Ricky, did you make sure you posted it to localism as well?

Aug 25, 2009 11:57 PM