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There’s a reason I say you can’t learn to be a home inspector in one day. There are a lot of moving parts to consider when inspecting a home, and it’s going to take more than someone who can wave their hands over your vents and flush the toilets to properly vet the home. I like when builders include third-party inspections in their process because it brings in a fresh, qualified pair of eyes to ensure the home is built right.
Inspections ensure the strength of the home
Like I said, a professional home inspector does more than take a quick look at the vents and the plumbing to ensure everything’s up to snuff. Using the tools in their kit, the inspector can reveal the hidden attributes of the home that the naked eye can’t see.
A moisture meter can show the moisture levels of walls, framing, and sheathing. Ensuring the moisture content is at a reasonable level can prevent issues like mould, mildew and rot.
Thermographic imaging can detect temperature change behind the walls, signifying any penetrations or openings that need to be sealed. This helps ensure the homes energy efficiency making it easier (and cheaper) to heat and cool.