Why You Shouldn’t DIY Home Inspection

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Aside from the substantial financial costs, purchasing a home requires a significant investment of time and work. However, in their haste to find their dream home, people usually neglect the importance of a professional home inspection.

Most homeowners opt to undertake a do-it-yourself home inspection in order to save money in the long run. But that can barely help them make an informed decision.

So to help you see exactly where do-it-yourself inspections fail, Lizotte Inspection Services has explained why DIY home inspections must never be a substitute for the knowledge and experience of a licensed and certified home inspector. We have also covered the best way to go about a home inspection before purchasing a house.

1. You may attract major financial implications

There are some critical things that you may overlook when performing a DIY inspection.

This may give you the impression that the house is in excellent condition. However, you may find out later that the place is falling apart or that you’ve bought into a financial black hole. 

Having a certified home inspector evaluating your property will help you know of any potential issues, where you can back out of the deal or budget for any repairs that may be in the near future. Anything is fixable; you have to decide if DIY is worth it.

2. You may not have the necessary tools and knowledge

The goal of a home inspection is to uncover hidden issues with the property. It is a specialist profession that demands years of industry expertise to qualify as a reliable professional.

3. You may miss hidden defects and issues

Most of the problems in a home cannot be detected by the untrained eye. Since you lack experience and training, you won’t know what to look for, especially when checking the roof, attic, basement, crawlspace, electrical panel, or other components of the house.

Do things right - hire a professional!

A home inspection, in our opinion, is more than just writing a report and passing it over; it’s about delivering education that homebuyers can rely on for years to come. Therefore, it is best to have a certified home inspector do your inspection before finalizing a home purchase.

A certified inspector has the experience, depth of knowledge, and extensive training to make an unbiased and informed report of the condition of a property. They are trained in the numerous aspects of home construction, property installation, and maintenance, including how and why a home’s systems and components are supposed to work together and how and why they fail.

With that being said, make sure you hire a certified Canadian inspector in the province you live in.

If you’re looking for home inspection services in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, reach out to us at Lizotte Inspection Services. Our 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. For every home inspection, we spend up to five hours in the house going over every detail so you know what you are buying. We charge approximately $400 plus GST for a basic house inspection. However, this price will vary if there is a suite in the house, if it is a very large house, if it is on an acreage or if it is outside our one and half hour travel range.

Our home inspection services are available to clients across Saskatoon, Allan, Dalmeny, Warman, Vanscoy, Clavet, Martensville, Osler, Lanigan, Watrous, Saskatchewan, and the surrounding areas including Bradwell, Hague, Colonsay, and Biggar.

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