Frequently Asked Questions

Why Do I need an Aspis Home Inspection?

Buying a new home is probably the single largest investment you'll ever make. The process can be stressful, confusing, and sometimes even overwhelming.  To minimize unpleasant surprises and unexpected difficulties, you’ll want to learn as much as you can about the home before you buy it.  An ASPIS Home Inspection may identify the need for major repairs, as well as the need for maintenance to keep it in good shape, and will significantly reduce your risk and help make the entire home buying process easier and less stressful. Let me put my experience to work for you and take some worry off your plate. After the inspection, you will have a much clearer understanding of the property, which will allow you to make decisions in confidence.

Can't I Just Do It Myself?

Even the most experienced homeowner lacks the knowledge and expertise of a professional home inspector. An inspector is familiar with the elements of home construction, proper installation, maintenance and home safety. He or she knows how the home’s systems and components are intended to function together, as well as why they fail.

  Above all, most buyers find it difficult to remain completely objective and unemotional about the house they really want, and this may have an effect on their judgment. It is always best to obtain an impartial, third-party opinion by a professional in the field of home inspection. 

Can A Home Fail Inspection?

NO,  Just Like when you go to the doctor for an annual physical exam, you get professional feedback on your health. Often, this is when you learn if you have any medical issues that need to be resolved. And just like you can't fail a physical (no matter how poor your health may be), a house can't fail an inspection. A home inspection is simply a visual examination of a home's overall condition. The home inspection report describes a home's physical shape and identifies what might need crucial repair or replacement. 

What if the report reveals problems?

No house is perfect. If the inspection identifies problems, it doesn’t mean you should or shouldn’t buy the house, only that you will know what to expect in advance. Many inspection items are maintenance type items and can be inexpensive to fix.  If major problems are found, a seller may agree to make repairs prior to closing.