Pre-Purchase Inspection

Jamie Ruth of Baseline Inspections checking the electrical panel of a house during a pre-purchase inspection.

The natural excitement and emotion during the home buying process often make it difficult to imagine problems with your potential purchase. Hiring a Home Inspector from Baseline Inspections to perform a pre-purchase inspection ensures that you have an independent and objective assessment of the systems and conditions of the home.

The Baseline inspector will inspect readily accessible systems and components of the home including:

  • Structure
  • Exterior
  • Roof
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Interior
  • Insulation & Ventilation
  • Fireplaces

A Baseline inspection is a visual inspection of the structure and systems of a home to find items that are not performing correctly or items that are safety hazards. When problems or symptoms of a problem are found, a description of the problem is provided in your inspection report. Further investigation by an expert in the area of concern may be recommended.

Do I need a Thermal Imaging Assessment?

Thermal Imaging is a highly effective non-destructive method of further assessing issues identified during a home inspection.  It is ideal for investigating issues including water leaks, moisture damage, heat loss areas, and overloaded circuits.  We offer Thermal Imaging Assessments as an optional add-on to your home inspection.
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During the home inspection process, keep in mind that all homes (even new construction) have problems and that every problem has a solution. Solutions can vary from a simple fix to a major expenditure, but the bottom line is that having a Pre-Purchase Inspection allows the problem to be identified in advance of buying the home.