Losing Money 101: DIY Home Inspections

Losing Money 101: DIY Home Inspections
Losing Money 101 DIY Home Inspections

Over the last few years, do-it-yourself (DIY) projects have taken over the internet. Blogs, articles, and videos all tout how easy and cost-effective DIY projects are.

But the truth is, not all DIY projects save you money—especially when it comes to home inspections. In fact, they could actually end up costing you more money than a reliable home inspection would.

Here’s a list of four reasons why you definitely shouldn’t DIY a home inspection.

1. You’re don’t have the requisite experience

This one’s quite straightforward. Professionals in the field have years of experience and have worked on different types of houses.

They know what problems are common in certain localities, as well as issues that might be specific to certain home designs.

We, at Accurate Inspections, Inc., have performed over 10,000 inspections in New Jersey homes since 1993. All that valuable experience helps us give you the best service possible.

Losing Money 101 DIY Home Inspections

2. You could hurt or injure yourself

Home inspections can be hazardous, even with the right equipment. So you need to have the right tools to not just inspect your home, but to also protect yourself while doing it.

When conducting inspections, the top problems inspectors look for include structural issues, old/damaged roofs, faulty electrical systems, and insect infestations.

All of these tasks can be very dangerous if performed without exhaustive home inspection training.

3. You could damage the house

Professional home inspectors NJ have perfected the art of performing non-invasive, visual examinations of a home’s systems and units. They know how different components in the house function under normal conditions and with regular maintenance.

This means the inspector will know exactly which areas to examine and how to examine them. An amateur might apply undue force on an object or pull apart some section that might damage the house, which the owner might charge you for. Professionals are definitely the safe and reliable option here.

4. You’re not a pro

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recommends that buyers should get their home inspections done professionally before closing a deal. Because the truth is, even with all the right tools and techniques, you still might not be able to conduct an examination as thoroughly as a certified home inspector would.

With over 25 years of experience in the field, Accurate Inspections, Inc. prides itself on its attention to detail. Not only do we provide our customers with a comprehensive Home Inspection Book, but we also provide a Complimentary Neighborhood Environmental Report. With these, you’ll get great insights into your potential living situation.

A thorough home inspection can save you a lot of money and future headaches. If you’re buying a house and want to find out more about the best home inspector in NJ, call us at (973) 812-5100!

We currently offer our services in Bergen County, Essex County, Morris County, Passaic County, Hudson County, and Union County.

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