Home Inspections

We are here to help with your home inspection.

At Unity Property and Pest, we offer non-invasive home inspections in Akron, OH to evaluate the condition of your home. Benefits of a home inspection include increased awareness about the property, increased savings, increased confidence, and simplified negotiations. 

Our inspections are always conducted by a licensed, certified, and experienced inspector. We access over 800 elements and abide by the strict  InterNACHI Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

Not sure what an inspection entails or why you ought to schedule one? Explained below is everything you need to know, from benefits to steps you can take to prepare for your Akron home inspection. We’re here to help you every step of the way.

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What happens during a home inspection?

Typical home and pest inspections evaluate the primary elements of a home for damage, structural issues, and potential pest problems. The following are the most heavily inspected aspects of a home:

  • Electrical elements
  • Plumbing
  • Roof, chimney, and gutters
  • Foundation and structural support systems
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) System
  • Doors and windows
  • Insulation
  • Appliances
  • Safety devices (smoke detectors, alarms, etc.)
  • Property and landscaping
  • Sidewalks and driveways

In most cases, home inspectors will also perform testing for chemicals that affect air quality (such as Radon) in Akron or Cleveland. They will check for mold and signs of pest infestations as well.

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Benefits of a Home Inspection

Why do you need a certified home inspection? At first, the idea of scheduling an inspection might seem like an annoyance. There are plenty of benefits that they provide, including the following:

Increased
Awareness

A home inspection ensures that homeowners are aware of any potential issues with their homes. This allows them to make informed decisions, whether they’re settling into a new-build or if they plan to sell their home.

For home buyers, inspections also provide them with much-needed information about the property they’re thinking about purchasing.

Increased
Savings

If an inspector identifies certain issues with a house, the buyers can save money by negotiating down the sale price to account for the repairs they’ll need to make. 

Homeowners living in new-builds can save money after scheduling inspections, too. After learning about issues with the way their house was built, they can get them corrected early before something goes seriously wrong. 

Improved
Planning

Home inspections help buyers and sellers to make more informed future plans. For buyers, they can be aware of potential repairs they’ll need to make so they can start saving and prioritizing which repairs to make first.

Sellers can also be made aware of potential repairs so they can take care of them before putting their houses on the market.

Simplified
Negotiations

The negotiation process becomes a lot easier after an inspection has been performed.

Once everyone has specific details regarding the start of the house, it’s easier for buyers and sellers to come to an agreement that benefits everyone.

Increased
Confidence

Buyers, sellers, and homeowners get to enjoy an increased level of confidence and peace of mind after a home inspection.

They can rest easy knowing that the major elements of the house are functioning or built properly and will likely last for a while without any major problems.

FAQ

Unity Property and Pest offers several different types of home inspections. Below is a description of each type to help you determine which option is right for you:

Yes. Home inspections are required in Akron for buyers and sellers. Taking the time to schedule an inspection allows you peace of mind and ensures that you’re able to experience the benefits mentioned above.

The average home inspection cost varies based on a few factors, including the following:

  • Size of the home
  • Home’s foundation
  • Inspections for pests
  • Region and local competition
  • Home inspector’s training

In 2020, the average cost of a home inspection in Akron ranges from $232.00 and $524.00. When you contact us at Unity Property and Pest, we’ll be able to provide you with a quote to help you figure out how much your inspection will cost. 

After you’ve scheduled your inspection, you’ll likely want to start writing up a home inspection checklist. Here are some steps you ought to take to get your home ready:

  • Clear away clutter and provide easy access to areas being inspected
  • Clear the perimeter of your home
  • Turn on pilot lights
  • Check the labels on your fusebox
  • Make arrangements to be out of the house during the inspection
  • Plan to take your pets with you, or put them in crates or kennels

Buyers and homeowners are allowed to attend the inspection so they can ask questions and seek clarification. Generally, it’s best if the seller is out of the house while the inspection takes place, though. This helps the process to go as efficiently as possible, and the buyer will likely feel more comfortable asking questions about the property.   

When planning for a home inspection, what to look for in an inspector is also something that’s important to take note of. 

Always make sure your home inspector is licensed and certified. Find out what kind of credentials they have and how much experience they have in conducting inspections. 

You can also ask for references or seek a referral from your realtor if needed. 

All of our inspectors have passed the InterNACHI Online Home Inspector Exam, which evaluates future home inspectors to ensure that they have the knowledge needed to conduct inspections properly and thoroughly. 

The InterNACHI test is superior to many government-administered tests. It helps to hold inspectors to a higher standard of ethics and practices.

Warranty Inspections

(Warranty inspections) are performed during the 11th month of your 1-year Builder Warranty. The inspection will be performed to verify that proper building techniques were used and that all essential components of the property were configured correctly.

At the end of the inspection, the client receives a completed report, along with digital photos of various areas.

Pre-Listing Inspections

A pre-listing inspection is meant for those who are getting ready to put their house on the market and aren’t aware of the condition of the property. 

It’s not uncommon for sales to be canceled at the last minute because the buyer discovers problems with the property as they walk-through the home. A house can look great on paper (or Zillow), but still have serious technical, safety, or functional issues present without the owner’s knowledge.

By scheduling an inspection before placing your house on the market, you can identify issues with the home (before someone else does). That knowledge then gives you the decision to either disclose the flaws or repair them. Whatever you decide, you’re being transparent from the start. The result? Your home is more likely to sell, and you’re more likely to get a higher net sales price.