Length of a home inspection
By now, you probably know the importance of having a home inspected before buying it. One thing you might be wondering, though, is how long a home inspection takes to complete. There are a few things that affect how long a home inspection takes. Read on to learn more about these factors:
Size of a property
Perhaps the factor with the most influence on a home inspection time is the size of the home. A smaller home will obviously take less time to inspect compared to a larger home. Additionally, homes with large basements and attics will take longer to inspect than homes that don’t have them.
Location of a property
The environment in which a home is located also affects the inspection time. Homes that are located in areas that experience drier weather will be easier to inspect than a home located at the top of a hill. Also, homes in areas that experience severe storms will probably take longer to inspect, as there are more factors to take into consideration.
Age of a property
Homes that are older than 50 years old take longer to inspect because there are more tests that need to be administered to ensure that the foundation is in good shape. Older homes might have outdated or even dangerous aspects, such as paint with lead in it, which need to be removed and replaced prior to purchase.
Risk of disasters
Depending on aspects such as location, some homes may be more difficult to inspect because there are so many factors to consider. This is especially true for homes located in areas that are prone to flooding, tornadoes, or wildfires. Not to mention, there might be extra spaces, such as basements and storm shelters, to inspect.
Now you have a pretty good idea of why the time it takes to complete a home inspection varies. For all your home inspection needs, rely on Kissee Inspection Services! Give us a call at 469-789-1444 or visit our website: kisseeinspections.com for more information! Also, check out our blog for more helpful tips!