Your home inspector is the first person that you hire before you buy a new home. He will inspect the whole property and give a report on existing and future problems. Based on the inspection findings, the inspector will suggest that you hire certain professionals to help make repairs or ensure your safety. When you start this process, it is good to know which other services you may need.
A structural engineer – If the inspection indicates that there are structural problems, you will need to hire a structural engineer. Problems with the structure can mean that the foundation is cracking or unstable or that certain pillars are no longer supporting the roof, etc.
A landscaper – If there is a problem with drainage in your yard, you may need a landscaper. They don’t only make beautiful gardens, they also fix problems with the garden.
A toxic substance inspector – A home inspector that has experience and a good knowledge of homes will be able to notice signs that indicate the presence of toxic substances. Substances like asbestos, lead, or mold can be very dangerous to you and your family. If such signs are present, hire an expert ASAP.
A pest control expert – The home inspector will be looking for signs of pests. If there are signs of an existing or potential pest problem, you will need to hire a pest control company. You don’t want to move into a pest-infested home.
A tree expert – If there are a lot of big trees around the house, you may want to have an expert have a look. The roots of trees close to the house may cause problems. It is also good to know what the danger is of a tree falling on the house or causing damage in some other way.
After the basic home inspection is done, you need to know that you might need to hire some more people. Sometimes the costs for such repairs falls on the seller of a home, but don’t bet on that. Rather prepare yourself beforehand that you may need to spend a little more money to get the house ready before you move in.