Whether you’re a first time home buyer or a professional property investor you cannot gamble on buying without first having your home inspected. It’s likely the biggest purchase you will ever make so you cannot afford to make a mistake. Let us help you buy your new home with confidence by providing you with a comprehensive report of the property’s condition. After your 2-3 hour detailed home inspection, you will receive a full report about every aspect of the home from the foundation through the roof. Your inspector, Chris Knappett, will review the summary report at the end of the inspection. At this time, feel free to ask questions and walk the property with your home inspector. When choosing a Santa Ana Home Inspector make sure they are a Certified InterNACHI Professional Inspector!
Santa Ana Home In California
Southern California is prone to earthquakes. If you are buying a home in Santa Ana it is certain that the house has lived through it’s fair share of tremblers. Prior to 1985 the residential building code was less strict on regulations that now help protect houses from damage during an earthquake. Is the property located on a hillside? Is the house constructed on a raised foundation or is it slab on grade? Is the garage attached or detached? These are just a few of the things to consider when looking at a house that could have been structural compromised by an earthquake.
At Coastal Property Inspections in Orange County, our inspector, Chris, is trained to look for potential safety hazards in a home. The truth is very few of the older homes have been retrofitted to comply with new construction standards when it comes to earthquake safety. When we inspect homes in California special attention is given to the foundation and structural integrity. For example we check to see if the perimeter walls have been secured to the foundation using bolts, anchors or metal plates. If the house has a second floor it should be properly connected to the first using metal ties.The roof should also be connected to the wall plate with metal connectors. We will get in the attic to determine if the beams and joists have been securely fastened together. By having these items inspected you will be provided with priceless knowledge about the structural condition of your home. A drone is used to inspect the roof ensuring a complete view of the roof has been seen along with Infrared Thermal Imaging to detect hidden water issues not seen with the naked eye!
Prevent Purchasing A Home With Hidden Issues
When spending the amount of money for a home in California, you want to make sure you aren't purchasing a home with hidden issues that will cost you a lot of money after you move in. You’ve saved years to purchase the perfect house for your family. Protect your investment by hiring a Santa Ana Home Inspector to find out the condition of the home before you move forward and close. We will help you make an informed decision by identifying issues. You can then decide if the problems will be too costly or you may use our report to negotiate having them fixed by the seller. If the seller isn’t willing to fix them they may be willing to lower the price of the house.
If the seller isn't willing to credit you for repairs or make the repairs, you can walk away and get your earnest money back. So, you now can make an informed decision based on the findings of the Santa Ana Home Inspection!
We here at Coastal Property Inspections take pride in helping our customers receive a great service and value! Call us today to book your Santa Ana Home Inspection! 949-401-8996