Home Inspectors should be working for their client not the sale of the property. Home inspectors that work for the real estate agent is a total disservice to everyone involved in the sale, especially the buyer. This is true for both Residential & Commercial properties. Do not let your real estate agent push any of their favorite inspectors on you. Vital items will be overlooked & not be reported on. Beware of this tactic! “Real estate agents do not generally represent the buyer,”
Home Inspections are to inform you of the overall condition of the property, and the inspection process should not be taken lightly. You want to know if you can afford the property with all the repairs that may be needed. Anything can be repaired, but you need to know the total overall condition of the property in order to make an educated decision based upon a quality inspection performed by an ethical inspector. Many buyers will pay top-dollar for a move-in-ready home. This is why most buyers require an inspection contingency in their contract so they can negotiate repairs to avoid any major expenses following the sale.
Inspections are to inform you of possible dangers within the home and should be reporting on structural issues, safety issues, health issues, roof issues, electrical problems, foundation problems & general maintenance that are needed. This furnace exhaust has been disconnected for some time and the owners knew nothing about it, & just had the furnace replaced. Carbon dioxide poisoning can be fatal if inspections are not done correctly.
Carbon dioxide is colorless & at low concentrations the gas is odorless; however, at sufficiently high concentrations, it has a sharp, acidic odor. It will make some people feel drowsy and give the lungs a stuffy feeling, it may also cause suffocation, even in the presence of sufficient oxygen, manifesting as dizziness, headache, visual and hearing dysfunction, and unconsciousness within a few minutes to an hour.
Poor ventilation, leaky exhaust pipes is one of the main causes of excessive CO2 concentrations in closed spaces. Nausea, vomiting, dizziness, headache, rapid breathing and heart rate, and flushing can occur with carbon dioxide poisoning. Severe cases of carbon dioxide toxicity progress to confusion, convulsions, and loss of consciousness and even death.
Not all home inspectors in Rapid City & the Black Hills area are created equally. You need to do your research on the inspector you are going to use before hiring them. Many inspectors are working for the real estate agent, not you! We at Black Hills Professional Home Inspections LLC does not operate in this manner. Our clients always come before the sale of the property and our customer service cannot be matched by anyone.
Beware of the soft inspectors that offer a cheap price for their services. This mistake could cost you thousands more than you saved. The soft inspectors are working for the agent. Beware of the tricks out there in the Real Estate world!
Code of Ethics:
At Black Hills Professional Home Inspections we operate our inspection business using a strict Code of Ethics at all times for all of our clients. Often times the Code of Ethics is ignored during a sale of a property. You want an inspector that is on your side, not on the side of the sale or in the realtor’s pocketbook. The Realtor’s Code of Ethics is rarely used during the sale of a property. Familiarize yourself with the Code of Ethics for Realtors before you hire an agent.
Contact us today for an Ethical Inspection to help protect you & your family from buying a property that isn’t right for you. 605-209-6766