Do I Need a Home Inspection When Buying a Home?

If you are buying a home in Georgia do you need a home inspection? Unfortunately this question is not often enough asked.  While a home inspection is not required, it is strongly recommended.   When looking at houses for sale the home buyer is interested in location of the property, the color of the house, the style of the home, and possibly even who built the home.  If you are concerned with who built the house should you not also be concerned with not only the structure of the home but who installed the plumbing, electrical and heating and air systems?

When making an offer to purchase a new home in the Atlanta area you have the option of requesting time to have a residential inspection performed. Working with a real estate professional they should, but do not always, recommend you have a home inspection performed before your offer is fully validated. This process is handled through the home inspection contingency on your Georgia home purchase agreement.

We also recommend that you get a radon test done. You can’t see, smell or taste radon gas, but it is a deadly gas that is located in every home to some degree.  The proper way to tell if you have Radon is to get a Radon test done, we provide a 48 hour continuous test for our clients.  They are very cheap compared to the cost of not having one done and ending up with lung cancer. 

There are many homes listed for sale today in the Marietta, Roswell, Alpharetta, Woodstock and Canton areas. The next time you are searching home listings (homes for sale advertisements) make sure you have already included the necessity to discover the condition of the home through using the services of a professional home inspector.

David Lelak is the owner/home inspector for IHI Home Inspections in Atlanta, GA. He is a Certified Atlanta home inspector, a member of Nachi and has been in the residential construction industry for over 20 years. My job is to protect one of the biggest investments you might ever make. So when I do a home inspection I inspect the property as if I were purchasing it for me and my family. Your families safety is my biggest concern and I want customers for life. I provide home inspections for Atlanta, Cumming, Alpharetta, Woodstock, Roswell, and all over the North Metero Atlanta area. Visit my website today at to schedule your inspection online or to find out more home inspection information. Don’t take the chance of buy the money pit, call us at 404-788-2581 today.

Editorial services provided by my friend Ken Cook

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