When a client calls EKAN Inspections to book an appointment, there is one key input that should always be provided. I always ask the following question.
What concerns you about the house?
It’s a simple question with major implications. Everyone gets a first impression of a property on their visits. What’s particularly relevant to an inspector are those perceived red flags that the buyer raises. For example:
- Are the any environmental liabilities such as lead, asbestos or a buried oil storage tank?
- Why is there a musty odour in crawl space?
- Is the crack in the foundation serious?
- Will the roof have to be re-shingled?
It is to the buyer’s advantage to have a list of those concerns presented to the inspector, in advance of the inspection. The inspector can then pay particular attention to each one and provide the appropriate recommendation.
Remember that a buyer’s concerns may not be that of the inspector’s. However, the peace of mind received with answers to a worry list is well worth the effort.