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Do You Need a Home Inspection when Buying a New Home?

April 7th, 2014 | Posted by admin in buying a home | new construction | When do you need a home inspection

home inspection when buying a new home

You may assume that you don’t need a home inspection when buying a newly constructed home. After all, everything is brand new. At Absolute Home Inspection, we often find more potential problems when inspecting new construction than with existing homes. Here’s why:

The home has never been lived in so no one has put the plumbing or air system through its paces. When people live in a home, chances are they have found and fixed any major problems.

Our Absolute home inspectors test every outlet for grounding and possible reverse polarity. We perform fire safety checks to ensure there is correct ventilation and we also test for carbon monoxide leaks. A slow leak can be more toxic than a major one as it may not be noticed but could be life threatening.

We test the heating and air conditioning, plumbing and every appliance. Every drain and faucet is checked for leaks. Our home inspectors also climb onto the roof to inspect the flashing, gutters, shingles, and ventilation pipes. We also inspect the attic to check for signs of leaks, proper ventilation, and to ensure the lumber used for the trusses and rafters are up to code.

A home inspection on a new home will provide peace of mind that the home is safe for you and your family.

Yes, you do need a home inspection when buying a new home – and when buying an existing home. Contact us for a free quote.

Absolute Home Inspection performs residential and commercial inspections including air quality, termite, and radon inspections in the Lexington and Central Kentucky area. Our professional home inspections enable you to make an informed decision when buying a home in Lexington, Winchester, Paris, Georgetown, Versailles, Midway, Frankfort, Nicholasville, Berea and Richmond, Kentucky. Contact us for your free quote.

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