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A home inspection is a visual examination of a property that allows you to detect hidden damage, ensure your home’s construction is up to par, and avoid any repairs that can cost you down the line.
At New Ground Home Inspections, we understand that a home inspector has two jobs: to find the problems, and to clearly notate them for you and your agent. This is why we are committed to providing you with the most thorough and comprehensive home inspections possible.
Helping you lay the foundation for your dream home
Inspecting Homes in Jacksonville, Orange Park, Ponte Verda Beach, St. Johns, Middleburg, Fleming Island, Green Cove Springs, and surrounding areas.
Frequently Asked Questions
Buying or selling a home can be a stressful experience, but we’re here to ensure you know what to expect during your home inspection.
A home inspection includes checking for any structural issues such as foundation cracks, roof leaks, plumbing issues, electrical wiring, heating/cooling systems, insulation, windows, doors, chimneys, etc. Depending on how big the property is, a home inspection typically takes 2-3 hours.
Ensure all inspection points are free from clutter, including any closets that might lead to a crawlspace or attic, and clearing some space around your home’s perimeter. It’s also important to check the functionality of all built-in appliances, electric, and gas. If you don’t plan to attend the inspection, make sure your inspector has access to the home, and all pets are properly contained or moved.
A home doesn’t pass or fail an inspection. Instead, a home inspection is a thorough audit of your home’s components. In most cases, there will be concerns marked on your home inspection report, but these are strictly informative.
While you can legally skip a home inspection in many cases, doing so could mean you may end up buying a home that has major issues that need to be fixed.