“Fast Inspections by Home Inspectors in Rapid City!”
Not all home inspectors in Rapid City, SD, or their reports are created equally.
Some work for the realtor, some point out the obvious that you can see walking through the property, paint, drapes & carpet condition, etc., and then there are those who are just in it for a quick buck.
Black Hills Professional Home Inspections LLC pays close attention to details and their clients are a top priority.
Our clients come before the sale and we report on the items that are the most important to you and don’t sweep important items under the rug. We report on what we see and know what to look for.
Electrical items are some of the most important items to be inspected & reported on.
In most of our inspections, electrical issues are often found & reported on.
Some needing minor maintenance performed, & some needing major repairs.
You may find an older home without GFCIs installed and were not around at the time the home was built, but we will recommend having them installed within 6′ (feet) of all wet locations for you and your family’s safety.
The crawlspace & foundation must be reported on and be inspected.
Whenever possible we do go into the crawlspace area and report on what we see. If your inspector does not go into the crawlspace the report is automatically flawed.
The foundation and the crawlspace areas must be inspected and are of the utmost importance during our inspections. These areas are critical that they are inspected if at all possible by home inspectors in Rapid City.
A leaky foundation can cost thousands to repair and we do our best to inform you of the total condition of the home you are looking at.
Our home inspectors in Rapid City, do not get a pass or fail grade but rather report on overall conditions. Foundations must be inspected & reported on. Snow cover may affect the inspection process.
We will walk the roof to inspect it whenever possible.
Most inspectors do not get on roofs and are a total disservice to their customers.
A good Rapid City home inspector will take the time to walk the roof.
A very steep pitch, high winds, and snow cover can hinder walking the roof. But we have other ways to inspect these kinds of roofs. We are an FAA License & Certified Drone Pilot as well. This gives us the opportunity to inspect roofs that others can’t. The roof must be inspected by the best home inspectors in Rapid City, SD if at all possible and should never be overlooked.
The attic must also be inspected, there are many vital items in an attic that play a huge roll in a home. An attic must be ventilated properly and will keep your home comfortable. Insulation depth should be reported on and the type of insulation used.
Attic size may prevent your inspector from entering or if the attic hatch is sealed shut. Your inspector must be in good physical shape to complete many tasks during a home inspection.
The plumbing and water heater must be inspected and reported on.
The condition, the service lines, gas & electric. Make sure the water service is turned on before the inspection takes place, all utilities need to be on for a thorough inspection. If the home has been foreclosed on many times the utilities will be shut down. If they refuse to turn on the utilities we recommend walking away from the purchase.
The framing must be inspected by top notch home inspectors in Rapid City, & reported on during an inspection at all times.
Over-cutting of the floor, joists are common issues during construction and can cause weakness in the structure and safety issues among other things like squeaky floors, etc.
Plumbers & electricians are known to dismember framing to get their systems & components in place during construction.
The heating and cooling system must be inspected & reported on.
Many times we find them dirty and will recommend having the system cleaned & serviced and many times the heating system is beyond their life expectancy and will need to be replaced. The thermostat & AC should be reported on. The AC should not be tested below 35*, this can damage the outdoor compressor unit.
There are thousands of more items that need to be inspected by professional home inspectors in Rapid City, SD, during a home or commercial property inspection and the items listed here are the biggest ticket items and are the most important.
Most other items in our reports are cosmetic and general maintenance items that will need attention throughout the lifespan of owning the property.
If you have any other questions please give us a call to see how we can help you with any of your inspection needs.
Our home inspectors in Rapid City offer Custom Inspections and of High Quality, we do not take shortcuts, we find them.
We look forward to hearing from you,
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