A news story popped up July 13th of a home inspection in Knoxville, TN which uncovered some serious misrepresentation by contractors. This humorous, yet simultaneously frightening repair work was put forth as a legitimate repair in an effort to hide serious deficiency.
As the Home Inspector Josh Whitney points out in his interview the outlets represent a serious danger for anyone, especially children. Remeber, GFCI work on more than one outlet and serve to protect a whole circuit. This is why home inspection is needful and an eye for detail can save sometimes even more than money. See more details and watch the story on WATE.com, Knashville's local news channel
Whether checking on the upkeep of your rental investments, or keeping the hand on the pulse of your primary residence, inspections can make sure the systems of your home are not falling into neglect or disrepair. Not sure if you should call a roofer, not sure whether there is water damage? Call me for a first opinion. I'm not a plumber or a roofer so you will get an honest evaluation of the condition of your home without the pressure of a salesman.
A home is the largest investment most people will ever make. The last thing you want is to go into a money pit with no clue. Get the scoop on the condition of your home by a trained and certified eye. Know the difference between a cosmetic issue, versus something potentially costly and devaluing the home you are investing in. A detailed home inspection can save you thousands in hidden cost and expenses.
Don't put your home on the market without knowing what you're home is worth. A defect in the roof system, or foundation of your home may seriously devalue it and cause you to get "lowballed" on your asking price. Some repairs that would otherwise keep you from getting max value in the market could be relatively inexpensive if you fix it first, and not let it become a bargaining chip for the buyers agent. A detailed home inspection will allow you to get the max value from your home in any market!