Busted! Don’t Believe These Home Inspection Myths!

Lizotte Inspection Services |


Professional home inspection services ensure that every aspect of the home in which you currently live or the house which you intend to purchase is thoroughly assessed. Home inspection experts detect defects lurking in nooks and crannies of a house and the assessment report help you to make educated decisions which are in your best interests.

Unfortunately, due to the prevalence of misconceptions and false facts, people often take home inspections lightly, and at other times, this critical activity is skipped altogether. As experts in the field, Lizotte Inspection Services not only wants you to be aware of the benefits of home inspections but also help you steer clear of these misconceptions. We have done this by debunking three of the most widely believed myths about home inspection.

Myth 1: I don’t need a professional to conduct a home inspection.

Sometimes people think that a family member who owns a home could conduct a home inspection, or a friend who is knowledgeable in one trade could perform all aspects of a home inspection. This line of thought is entirely incorrect. You need a professional inspector who is knowledgeable in all aspects of the home to ensure that a thorough home inspection is conducted.

Myth 2: A new house does not need an inspection.

Unfortunately, even a brand new house could have defects which are not easily visible. A thorough home inspection detects deficiencies that lurk in inaccessible spots. Not conducting a thorough home inspection before purchasing a new home can lead to nasty surprises after the purchase. Carrying out a home inspection before buying a house assists you to not only make purchasing decisions that protect your interests but also provides you bargaining power to negotiate a lower purchase price on the home. 

Myth 3: You don’t need to inspect a house before putting it up for sale.

When you decide to sell your home, you arrive upon a selling price that suits your requirements. However, a lack of awareness about defects in your home which need to be fixed or other renovation work could lead to your selling price getting discounted when your house is displayed to potential buyers. It is a great idea to have your home inspected before listing it to avoid any last minute problems that may place you in a weak price negotiation position.

For thorough, meticulous and high-quality home inspection services that meet your needs, reach out to Lizotte Inspection Services.

We provide detailed home inspection in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and the surrounding areas, and have been at the forefront of delivering excellent home inspection services for the past seven years. We provide Inter-Nachi standards of practice, and are proficient, experienced, and certified, and give you confidence and peace of mind with our unbiased opinion of your home.

For a complete list of our services, please click here. If you have any questions or need guidance on how to receive value for money and excellent customer service for your home inspection needs, please contact us by clicking here.