Get peace of mind, save money, and know exactly what you're buying with a pre-purchase home inspection.
When you purchase a new home, you're also buying any problems that come with it. These problems can add up to a large expense. You can think of a home inspection as a safety net which protects you from falling into a poor investment. Problems found during the inspection which were not disclosed by the seller can put you in a stronger position for negotiation.
Buying a home is a stressful process, full of ups and downs. It's easy to become attached to a home before you've bought it, making it difficult to see problems clearly. That is why it's wise to bring in an unbiased inspector with specific training to assess the condition of the home.
By knowing the issues and shortcomings of the house you can avoid surprises later and rest easy in your decision.
A home inspection doesn't just save you money. It also helps to protect your family. Safety issues can arise from dangerous handyman work, outdated electrical systems, lead pipes, and more. We'll check the home for potential safety issues such as fire hazards, electrical hazards, structural problems, and hazardous materials.
We highly encourage you to come along for the inspection, especially if you're a first-time home buyer. We'll show you around and help you get familiar with the mechanics of the home, as well as the location of any water or gas shut off valves. Feel free to ask questions along the way. We'll even give you home maintenance tips — especially useful if you've never owned a house before.
Copeland Home Inspections provides pre-purchase home inspections in Bulloch, Screven, Effingham, Bryan, Evans, Candler, Emanuel, and Jenkins Counties including Statesboro, Swainsboro, Savannah, Augusta, and surrounding communities. Not sure if that's you? Give us a call at (912) 682-5198 or send us an email.
The health and safety of our families and community is our greatest concern. Based on current guidance from health officials, we are taking the following steps to ensure that we continue to serve you during these unprecedented times:
🏡 We are temporarily asking that you NOT accompany us during the inspection. This is a departure from our normal recommendation, but is based on CDC advice to maintain a distance of 6 feet between individuals. We are happy to follow up by phone immediately following the inspection. If you must attend, please limit attendance to one representative and their agent.
🏡 We understand that individuals may be unexpectedly occupying the home during this time due to school closures and remote work situations. If at all possible, we ask that all occupants relocate to an outdoor or alternate space during the inspection.
🏡 We will have gloves, soap, hand sanitizer, and paper towels with us at all times. We will not schedule inspections when we are sick. We are happy to wear a mask if the homeowner requests that we do so.
It is up to all of us to stop the spread of this disease. With the few adjustments we mentioned above, we believe it is safe to continue inspecting properties at this time. Please know that we continue to monitor emerging developments and will update these guidelines as appropriate. Wishing you all good health!
Copeland Home Inspections