Choosing A Home Inspector
When buying a home a property inspection is a vital part of making a good decision. You want to be sure that you the home your buying is a good, sound investment. There are a couple of key things to consider when choosing a home inspector.
In Utah home inspectors are required to hold a business license within their city, however they are not required to have a professional license with the state as realtors, contractors, doctors, etc are required to have. So as a result there is not set standards for which home inspectors must follow or be qualified to do a home inspection.
There are however a couple of professional organizations aimed to help bridge this gap to certify and educate home inspectors. Choosing an inspector that is a member of one of these organizations will provide is one step you can take to make sure you are choosing an inspector that can provide you with the most comprehensive inspection. These organizations are NAHI (National Association of Home Inspectors) and ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors).
There are also a variety of inspections and tests available. You may choose any and all test that you feel may provide you with information and peace of mind. Some of the inspections available to you are: General property inspection, Termite inspection, Radon, Mold air quality tests, roof inspection, surveys, geological tests, water pressure, and irrigation. These test are not all standard tests so be sure to request the ones you want.
You may find inspectors in many ways, in the phone book, online, referral from an acquaintance and more. Its is your choice who you select to do your home inspection.
The following two companies have provided excellent service in the past that you may want to consider for your home inspection.