Why Inspect

Home Buyers Inspection

Whether you are purchasing a home that is a century old or recently built, the best way to know its true condition is to have a professional home inspection performed. OneFocus home inspectors are experienced and trained to identify all potential problem areas and focus in on which ones require immediate attention. We check the condition of the structure, foundation, electrical, plumbing and roof - just to name a few.

Home Sellers Inspection

Whether you are selling your home or hiring a Realtor - it's wise to have a professional home inspection performed ahead of time. Your home may have problems that you are not aware of, identifying these problems ahead of time can help simplify the negotiation and sale process. A OneFocus home inspection will give you an accurate assessment of your home's current condition. We'll help you understand which problems need to be addressed before the sale and which ones can wait.

The Home Inspection Overview

What is a OneFocus Home Inspection?

A OneFocus Home Inspection is primarily a non-invasive visual examination of the home's major structure, systems, and components that are visible and safely accessible. Our home inspections meet and exceed the State of Ohio Home Inspections Standards of Practice. The Standards of Practice is a document that defines the scope of work that a Home Inspector in Ohio will perform. These standards of practice cover what is included during a general home inspection, as well as what is excluded. Some inspectors may strictly follow the standards of practice, but a OneFocus Home Inspection will exceed the standards and inspect other items, or perform a more detailed inspection. Once the inspection is complete, we will provide you with a written report, which may include photos, videos, and/or recommendations, of the findings from the inspection.

Why should I get a home inspection?

Buying a home is typically the biggest investment you will ever make, so it's important to get a home inspection because the inspector should be able to discover and document defects that may or may not be obvious to you as a prospective buyer. Such defects can range from simple replacements or repairs to severe damage or safety and health concerns.

How long does a home inspection take?

Depending on the home's age, size, and location, as well as the home inspector's own work protocols and ethics, your home inspection may take up to three hours. Adding square footage, outbuildings, and/or ancillary services (such as radon testing) will increase that time. It may be necessary for your inspector to bring in a helper for a very large property. If your general home inspection takes significantly less than two to three hours, it may indicate that the inspector was not thorough enough.

At what point in the real estate transaction should I schedule a home inspection?

A home inspection is usually scheduled after an offer has been made and accepted, but before the closing date. That way, the inspector can rule out any major defects that could be dangerous or costly.

Should I be present for the inspection?

You should attend the inspection, and you should reconsider hiring an inspector who doesn't allow this. By attending the inspection, you will certainly gain a better understanding of the home's condition, which will give you insight into its potential sale points and defects. Additionally, you will likely learn information about the home's maintenance, systems, and components that may provide useful for the transaction.

What happens if the inspection reveals problems?

If your home inspection reveals any problems, it is important to understand the severity of the defect. For example, a missing shingle or dirty air filter can be easily fixed at a low cost. However, if the defect is more extreme, such as a major foundation crack, wood-destroying organism infestation, or evidence of mold, you should find out how these problems can be addressed, and whether you can negotiate their cost with the seller.

To schedule a home inspection or for a free quote, call or text 513-330-1991.

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